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To Build a Fire

To Build a Fire

by Jack London

Protagonist

Character Role Analysis

The Man

This story centers completely on the desires, actions, and fears of the unnamed man. Through him, it conveys its theme about the dangerous combo of arctic travel and brazen confidence. The unnamed man shows his merits time and again, but he is doomed from the beginning by his tragic flaw of pride, blended with ignorance toward the "significance" of the landscape surrounding him.


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