To Build a Fire

To Build a Fire

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  • Know Your Limits
  • Unsafe travels
  • Frozen River
  • The author of the book describes a cold and desolate setting, and writes of a man who continually makes careless decisions, as examples to prove her argument that individuals overestimate their abilities and limits.
  • Unsecessful Fire
  • At the start of the story, the man underestimates the conditions of nature and decides that he will travel by himself In -50 degree and dark unsafe conditions. Tephe author foreshadows how this is not a good idea and the man is undertaking how dangerous what he is about to endure will be.
  • Another Fire Failure
  • The man overestimated himself and thought that he could easily walk across a river with thin ice, even after seeing his dog who he was traveling with fall in before him, untimatly leading him to fall in and plunge him into frozen water.
  • The Last Run
  • I order to dry off his wet cloths and warm himself up enough for survival, the man carelessly decides that he will create a fire under snow cornered pine trees. However he underestimated the power of nature and snow fell on his fire extinguishing his flame.
  • In a second and final attempt to gain warmth, the man is able to catch a piece of bark on fire, however after he believes that he has it set his cold hands shake and scatters the fire. This repition of failure shows how even though the man might be able to create a fire and have the resources, his overlook of the weather and nature ultimately cause his soon to be demise.
  • In the mans final attempt at survival, he tries to sprint through the rest of the trail, ultimately leading to him passing out and dying to coldness. This final act of foolishness depicts how he man overestimates what he is capable of causing him to lose his life..
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