What are the man's character traits in Jack London's "To Build a Fire"? I need help making a character trait chart with proofs and page numbers.

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The unnamed newcomer attempting to travel ten miles across Yukon wilderness in temperatures dropping to seventy-five degrees below zero is portrayed as an inexperienced, overconfident man. London illustrates the newcomer's lack of perspective and understanding of the dangerous environment by writing,

The trouble with him was that he was not able to imagine. He was quick and ready in the things of life, but only in the things, and not in their meanings. (2)

The fact that the newcomer is "quick" and "ready" emphasizes that he is rather careless and does not exercise good judgment. The newcomer's dog recognizes the dangerous situation and understands that they should not be traveling in these severe conditions. London once again directly characterizes the newcomer by writing,

He was not much of a thinker. At that moment he had nothing to think about except that he would eat lunch at the stream’s divide and that at six o’clock he would be in camp with the boys. (4)

The fact that newcomer is not much of a thinker reveals that he is in serious danger and foreshadows his fate. The newcomer does not take into consideration the temperature, dangerous natural elements, or distance of the journey. The newcomer's ignorance is a contributing factor that leads to his death. London also writes,

Empty as the man’s mind was of thoughts, he was most observant. (5)

Despite his ignorance and lack of understanding, the newcomer notices small changes in the natural environment and attempts to carefully traverse the frozen path without getting wet. Even though the newcomer is unfamiliar with the Yukon trial, he has some experience dealing with extremely cold temperatures and demonstrates his knowledge by immediately removing the ice from his dog's paws. London writes,

But the man knew these things, having learned them from experience. (6)

In addition to being unimaginative and ignorant, London portrays the newcomer as arrogant. After breaking through the ice and saving himself, London writes,

Well, here he was; he had had the accident; he was alone; and he had saved himself. Those old men were rather womanish, he thought. All a man must do was to keep his head, and he was all right. (9)

The newcomer demonstrates his arrogance by dismissing the advice from the old man on Sulphur Creek regarding the dangers of traveling alone in fifty below zero weather. After initially saving himself and successfully starting a fire, the newcomer arrogantly views the old man as "womanish."

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