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Jack Londons To Build a Fire is an ideal example of the natural world versus man This piece presents how the dogs and humans instinct and intelligence towards the natural world The man only uses his instinct in a few key situations but his battle of the natural world foreshadows his downfall The dog relied on his instincts more commonly when he was in trouble There is a distinct difference between man and dog on their relationship to the natural world Instinct is intuition and a natural feeling toward something The dog shows his instinct throughout this telling In To Build a Fire the dog knows that it is below seventy-five degrees below zero His instinct tells him that it wasnt the time to be outside33 Also when the dog treads on to an unknown spring his instinct tells him to try and lick the water and icicles off his fur The only time the man demonstrated instinct in the story was when he knew he was going to die His senses told him he wasnt going to make the night so he simply lay down and slept his way to death The man showed his smarts when he built a fire in general Without the fire the man wouldnt have survived as long as he did In John Updikes The Crow in the Woods is also explains how man can differ from the natural world The man in the story is confined and isolated from the natural world by layers of architecture clothing social inhibitions and mind68 The man is caught in the busy world he doesnt acknowledge the natural world He is focuses on the classes of society and money One night he is awakened from sleep and begins to see things in a new way a more appreciation of the object Stood in a small shadow of amazement looking down at the oval of still water 69 He stopped and noticed the
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