Literary Analysis Essay on Short Story
Edoardo Takacs, Literary Analysis
Fitz English 8th Grade
December 17th, 2018
Listen, because you can
-Michel de Montaigne
Our arrogance and scarcity of imagination will be our downfall. In the short story, To Build a Fire, by Jack London, An unprepared and arrogant man—who is accompanied by his dog—travels through the Yukon not imagining of the dangers that lurk ahead. The man travels through the Yukon trail, and not even a temperature of fifty below makes him question his journey. It is the man’s arrogance and lack of imagination that later hurts him.