To Build A Fire
Publish date: March 1st 2003
Publisher: Wolf Creek Books
Pages no: 32
Edition language: English
, Read For School
, Short Stories
I'm sorry, but what was the point of this story? It was stupid and pointless. The story went nowhere. There is no character development, not even a little. There is basically no plot. And I know this is a short story and I shouldn't be asking that much from it, but I guess I expected more from the l...
Seldom has being stupid been placed so squarely on the shoulders of indifferent mother nature. Even the Little Match Girl knew how to keep her fingers warm.
I think I read To Build A Fire for the first time in junior high. I loved it then. Maybe because I was young and unjaded. Back then this story was horrifying. To so badly need to do something as simple as build a fire and to not be able to do so, and then to have to pay the ultimate price for th...
I read both versions of this story--the 1902, and 1908, versions. Despite the fact that the latter was more polished, more psychologically revealing, and obviously the work of a more mature writer, I preferred the earlier. The '02 version was visceral, concerned mostly with external descriptions; th...
I must admit that I did love the Naturalist movement. London did a great job showing how man versus nature and loses.