Today you handed in your POWERFUL WORD CHOICES from yesterday's text, "To Build a Fire" by Jack London. We discussed some of your choices and then moved on to talk about the storyline or the PLOT.
The plot tells of a man who struggled against nature while traveling through the woods in negative eighty degree weather. Because he walked with a dog by his side, we can easily see a contrast between the dog and the man.
-knew that the man would provide shelter, so he stayed with the man
-stayed by the fire, but not too close
-walked carefully on fragile snow to ensure that he didn't step on thin ice instead
-ran away from the man when the man turned violent
-was planning ahead for the spring
-took along a dog so that he would be safer while traveling alone
-tried to kill the dog so he could warm his hands inside the carcass and eventually make a fire
The reason that this INSTINCT vs LOGIC is that London was a NATURALIST. We'll talk more about that on Monday.