In Jack London's story "To Build a Fire," what does the relationship between the dog and the man reveal, and which signs that the dog senses does the man ignore, which leads to his mistake?
In Jack London's short story, "To Build a Fire ", the man is a newcomer to the wildness of Alaska, and against all advice, he starts out for his camp alone except for his dog. The man and the dog are essentially together because the man uses the dog as a tester for thin ice, and the dog stays with the man because he is the one who can provide fire and warmth. The dog is forced onto the path as the tester for thin ice as the man cannot tell where he might break through into water, but the dog will break through...
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