Sooner Rather Than Later
Thats going to happen sooner rather than later
It is better to do something to soon then to late. In the book, To Build A Fire, by Jack London, the man tries to build a fire before his body is frozen. The man is getting logs for him and the boys. He starts to get frost bitten in the 75 degrees below zero weather. He tries his best to stay warm, and build a fire before his body freezes.
The Man was traveling, and was so focused to get back to camp to meet with the boys that he forgot about his own health. He was forced to build a fire. He didn’t pay enough attention to this fire, because If he focused it would of made it easier to survive. Also I picked this because it shows you that if he built a fire earlier, and didn’t think about getting back he wouldn’t be jeopardizing his health.
“He was angry, and cursed his luck aloud. He had hoped to get into camp with the boys at six o'clock, and this would delay him an hour, for he would have to build a fire and dry out his foot-gear. This was imperative at that low temperature--he knew that much; and he turned aside to the bank, which he climbed. On top, tangled in the underbrush about the trunks of several small spruce trees, was a high-water deposit of dry firewood--sticks and twigs, principally, but also larger portions of seasoned branches and fine, dry, last-year's grasses. He threw down several large pieces on top of the snow.”
(To Build A Fire)
My theme is do something sooner rather than later. If the man was focused on building a fire before getting back to see the boys, he would have survived. Honestly, I could have written this literary analysis earlier. I pay the price for writing this later just like he pays the price for not building a fire soon enough. The man had to focus because the first fire he built ended up failing. He ended up getting even more frostbites and couldn’t even move. One thing the man said was that his cheeks were frost bitten, but that wouldn’t harm him. “What were frosted cheeks? A bit painful, that was all; they were never serious.” If he took that as a wake up call of what was bound to happen then he would have been alive.
Throughout the short story, the man waits to build a fire until it is needed. When he started to get frostbites he ignored it until he got enough where he couldn’t move. If he built a fire earlier he would have been alive.