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How would you feel if you were stuck in outside in Alaska during the dead of winter What if you couldnt feel the use of your hand or your feet because they were so numb And all you could do was sit there knowing you might die out there In the short story To Build a Fire by Jack London this what the main character is going through Throughout this story London reveals his reasoning forusing the characters settings the plot and the imagery Before Alaska was even declared a state a man and his dog were traveling a path from the Yukon trail in seventy-five below zero weather The trail the man and dog hiked and not been hiked for a good month The man was a new-comer to the area and has never hiked in winter Before even starting the hike the man received advice from an old wise man saying he should never hike alone in the winter The man never thought that it was too cold to be hiking even though when the man spit the spit froze before even hitting the ground The man and his dog spilt from the rest of the group to look at the different areas to retrieve wood from the Yukon trail It was so cold that icicles hung from the mans beard and the dogs hair Hiking throughout the day keep his blood flowing throughout his body and keep him as warm as possible for the circumstances For his cheeks and nose he would rub them with his mitten hands to try to keep them somewhat warm Along the freshly covered trail there were pools of water that varied from ankle deep to waist deep If the man was to encounter one of these pools being wet in this kind of weather could be deadly Later in the day the man accidently stepped into a pool of hidden water wetting his leg
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