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What is the naturalism of the men in the story "To Build a Fire" ?

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daimarys5 | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted March 17, 2009 at 5:10 AM via web

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What is the naturalism of the men in the story "To Build a Fire" ?

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Michelle Ossa | College Teacher | (Level 3) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 17, 2009 at 9:31 AM (Answer #1)

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There are several characteristics:

The anguish throughout the story from needing the fire

The frustration trying to get it going

The desperation of making it happen

The resignation at the end that "nature had its way"

The ending- what starts negative, ends negative

The fight against nature's force and the subsequent defeat under dire circumstances.

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