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SHORT FICTION ESSAY In Jack Londons To Build a Fire the antagonist is said to be Nature and the protagonists is said to be the man other words nature is conflicting impulses within the protagonist Or the man is trying to survive natures natural forces against him which are seventy-five below zero temperatures After his accident of falling into the river and getting his legs wet he decided to make a fire for him to warm up and dry off He had not believe what an old man had warned him about going out alone after fifty-below a man should travel with a partner he remember the man saying But he was hard headed and thought that he could still make it After he made the fire he realized he had forgotten to make it out in the open where snow would have not fallen off of trees onto it But do to his miscalculations which is just human to do the fire failed to stay lit and went out due to the snow which fell from the tree He then once more remembered what the old man had said about not traveling alone but he thought that he would be fine trying to ignore these thoughts he thought to himself that this time he would build the fire out in the open At that time though he did not realize that he was slowing freezing to death But he tried to ignore those thoughts and tried to concentrate on collecting sticks but while getting more nervous by the minutes He tried not to think about his body freezing but the thought just kept popping up into his mind making him clumsy in collecting the right types of sticks When he then went to start the fire he took his mittens off and soon realized that his hands where so frozen that he could not then light a match in order
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