‘‘To Build a Fire’’ is the story of an unnamed man traveling across the Klondike territory in winter to meet his partners at a mining camp. Ignoring the advice of an old-timer, the man makes the journey alone except for a dog, despite the intense cold. As the result of a series of mishaps, the man freezes to death without reaching camp.
Point of View
Point of view means the perspective from which the story, or narrative, is told. The point of view in ‘‘To Build a Fire’’ is third-person omniscient. In other words, the narrator stands outside of the...
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