To Build a Fire

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To Build A Fire

My favorite Sentence in this short story read, “On the top of this ice were as many feet of snow.” The sentence is at the beginning when the man is describing not only how far he came, but what it looked like. I picture the scene from the end of the movie Shooter. Mark Wahlberg is sniping some of the bad guys who worked for the government. He’s on the top of the snow covered mountain thats wide open, and he can see nothing but the bad guys for the government, and the white snow.

“And to get his feet wet in such a temperature meant trouble and danger.” This sentence was my second favorite. In the story where this sentence appears the unnamed man is describing when he was walking down this stream coved in a half inch of ice, and how he panicked when he felt the give under his feet. I know his feeling in this situation. I feel into a stream that was frozen over one winter to save my niece that fell in while we were sledding down a hill. It was very cold, and I panicked as well.

Even though it was very cold I wouldn't hesitate to do it agin, because I love my niece with all my heart. I liked that sentence, because it brought back that old memory with me and my niece. Yes we were having fun but sometimes you can have a little to much fun and not be paying attention, therefor you end up having to just in a frozen stream to save your little niece. My favorite character in this short story would have to be the dog. Even tho it was a husky or also known as a wolf dog he went through everything with this man in the brutally cold winter. Those dogs are meant to be in a cold atmosphere, but I dont think any dog should be in the temperature of seventy five below. In the story it even mentions that the dog doesn't know a thermometer, but he know fire. It makes you care for the dog as a reader, so…...

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