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Westward Expansion Hollywoods perspective of the western movement is full of daring heroes crooked criminals savage Indians and undaunted frontiersmen braving the harsh conditions of the western wilderness Typically the portrayal of what life was like during that time in American history is often glamorized and full of stereotypes The reality of the west was in fact very bleak where the hero often lost and the role of the innocent was played by the so-called savage Indian In the story To Build a Fire a young man is traveling from the small Yukon town of Dyea to Henderson Creek in Alaska This is not a glamorized Hollywood tale but rather a realistic statement on how harsh life in the west could be According to the author the young man is quick and alert to things in life but only in the things and not the significances As the young man walks through the shanty town of Dyea he comes across an old man who begins talking to him The young man is so self-absorbed that he pays little attention to the advice of an old-timer The old man warns him about the harsh weather coming and tells him that he should travel with a partner if the temperature reaches fifty below To the young man fifty below zero was only fifty below zero and such a fact only impresses him as being cold and uncomfortable He believes that he is more clever than the old-timer and also more knowledgeable about the weather Ignoring the old mans suggestion he pushes on Spitting onto the snow as he walks he hears an explosive crackle It startles him His spit had frozen so quickly that it made a loud pop Undoubtedly it was colder than fifty below but how much colder it was he didnt know nor did he care He continues his march and begins to sense the pins and needles of the cold stabbing his
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