What is the role of setting in Jack London's "To Build a Fire"? What is a summary of the story?

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InĀ  Jack London's "To Build a Fire ", a man is traveling through the Yukon in the bitterly cold winter. He is accompanied by his dog, but is separated from his companions who he intends to meet in a camp 10 miles away. As he travels, he needs to struggle with several environmental factors, including dangerously thin ice that can break, causing him to fall into the water below;...

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