To Build a Fire by Jack London

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What is the conflict in "To Build a Fire"?

What is the conflict in "To Build a Fire"?

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Another conflict is man vs. animal.  This is because the man did not trust or let the dog find their way to the camp, when it is clear the dog could have led the man.  The man insisted on control and was domineering with the dog.  Instincts in the dog were much more valuable than the man realized!  If he had survived, the man might have realized that he should have "listened" to the dog in the first place.

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I agree that Man v. Nature is a central conflict to this story. However, the most crucial conflict is Man v. Self. This man's overblown sense of capacity is what leads to his death. London is investigating what happens inside every tragic mistake in a classic tragedy . A quest is...

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its man VS nature :)

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good boys

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