Essays Tagged: "Yukon"

The Gold Rush in Alaska and Yukon

ush was the greatest of the eleven gold discoveries in the northern territories of Alaska (USA) and Yukon (Canada) between 1861 and 1899. Since the Klondike showered the stampeders (people who took pa ... are found). Of the 100,000 stampeders from USA and Canada who set out for the Klondike gold rush in Yukon, only half arrived, only 400 found gold, only a few hundred had found enough gold to be consid ...

(6 pages) 71 0 3.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

What does Jack London mean by "The Love of Life"?

e of Life" is a brief, yet remarkable story concerning two men who sought out to the frigid, arctic Yukon in search of some gold. They had accomplished their task and earned each of themselves fifteen ... ival. The character inside "The Love of Life" also felt the same way while he was struggling in the Yukon. He could no longer decide on what does into his stomach. Instead, he had to consume whatever ...

(3 pages) 59 0 4.6 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Westward Expansion. Talks about people moving west and dealing what Natvies and the harsh weather.

e so-called "savage Indian".In the story "To Build a Fire", a young man is traveling from the small Yukon town of Dyea to Henderson Creek in Alaska. This is not a glamorized Hollywood tale, but rather ...

(4 pages) 142 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"To Build a Fire" by Jack London.

I read this novel in the first time, is the vivid description of the environment by the author."The Yukon lay a mile wide and hidden under three feet of ice. On top of this ice were as many feet of sn ... stands how cold it is through temperature readings; he identifies where he is (Henderson Creek, the Yukon) through language on a map, the dog survives the man in the end. It is Nature rather than man ...

(12 pages) 187 2 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Greasy Lake" by Jack London and "To Build a Fire" by T. Coraghessan Boyle.

ader an idea of what is to come, and that it could be dreadful."To Build a Fire" takes place in the Yukon, which is generally a dangerous place to be alone. The man is walking a trail that is not ofte ... d it is dark outside. The feeling of doom could come from the fact that the man is all alone in the Yukon, traveling a trail that no one will ever find.In "Greasy Lake", the atmosphere that the settin ...

(4 pages) 98 0 5.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"To Build A Fire by Jack London.

A man traveled in the Yukon (in Alaska) stepped off the main trail on an extremely cold and gray morning. He traveled with ... d gray morning. He traveled with a husky wolf-dog. The cold did not faze the man, a newcomer to the Yukon, who planned to meet his friends by six o'clock. As it grew colder, he realized his unprotecte ...

(4 pages) 114 1 1.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"To Build A Fire" written by Jack London.

istakes--mistakes he was aware he shouldn't make--which causes his death.As a newcomer to the harsh Yukon winter, the main character makes a devastating mistake when he ignores an essential rule of Ar ...

(2 pages) 96 1 4.3 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

This essay is a paper that states the "setting" of the story and shows how the setting affected the plot and what happens in the story.

the story "To Build a Fire", by Jack London, the reader is shown how harsh the landscape is in the Yukon, and how it can affect a lone traveler. The author shows the empty, lonely, and dangerous terr ... he man could not build a second fire due to the numbness in his fingers and body. The fact that the Yukon was so void of people and passersby further escalates the intensity of the situation. At this ...

(4 pages) 59 0 0.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

In Jack London's novel, "The Call Of The Wild", adaptation is essential to survival.

and possibly suffer mortality.Buck's character traits mark him as being well adapted to life in the Yukon. First, Buck displays his intelligence. When other dogs pester Buck, he quickly, yet serenely, ... . His ferocity goads him to be assertive and obtain his objectives. To sum up, Buck prospers in the Yukon because of his strong, vital qualities.Spitz's personality indicates that he is accustom to ex ...

(4 pages) 47 0 3.7 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Jack London's "To Build A Fire"; Inferiority of Intellect

n the surface, Jack London's "To Build A Fire" is the tale of a traveler making his way through the Yukon on a severely cold day. The consequence is expectantly tragic but a deeper revelation can be d ... he climate to the reader is superb: "Day had broken cold and grey, exceedingly cold and grey... The Yukon lay a mile wide and hidden under three feet of ice...As he turned to go on, he spat speculativ ...

(5 pages) 63 0 4.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"To Build a Fire: Does it meet Poe's requirements for a short story?"

win every battle with humans. Fate and hopelessness place a man alone in the middle of the freezing Yukon trail where he meets his death.London shows man's utter helplessness in the fight against natu ... an's utter helplessness in the fight against nature by illustrating the setting in Alaska along the Yukon River. It is close to the end of winter, the sun not yet in the sky. "There seemed an intangib ...

(3 pages) 32 0 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

Biography on Yukon Jack

as a boy without a boyhood" (Marshall 749). In "To Build A Fire," a man is on a journey through the Yukon. He takes this journey alone, and therefore must face all challenges alone. This is much like ... ven bummed his way through the United States. In 1897, he traveled to Canada to try his luck in the Yukon Territory gold rush. This is the motivation behind his 1906 novel, White Fang. White Fang Cent ...

(4 pages) 42 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

The call wild book

l to achieve where men and dogs as good as themselves had failed. They sledded seventy miles up the Yukon, swung to the left into the Stewart River, passed the Mayo and the Acquisition, and held on un ...

(2 pages) 41 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

The Exportation of Fresh Water in Western Canada

e water have been suggested, from a multi-billion dollar pipeline connecting Great Bear Lake in the Yukon to several US cities, to towing by tugboat giant balls filled with water from Canada along the ...

(2 pages) 29 0 3.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

In the Elephant, the zoo was like the miniature world.

anning cigarette smoking in public areas and yet they still sell cigarettes. It's like a law in the Yukon who must limit their speed to approximately 10 kilometers an hour when they drive dogs through ...

(2 pages) 17 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Comments on Jack London's "To Build a Fire"

s which leads their being to objective scientific inquiry.It is a story of a man who travels in the Yukon on a cold morning, but cold does not disturb the man who plans to meet his friends, on his way ... dness, but unsuccessfully all his trials failed.The man mentioned in the story is a newcomer to the Yukon with a husky wolf-dog, who seems courageous, because he was not afraid to travel in the gloomy ...

(1 pages) 36 0 3.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"To Build a Fire" by Jack London: An anyalisis of the symbolism in this short story.

In "To Build a Fire" the man goes on a journey in the Yukon while it is negative seventy degrees. The man is very stubborn and has a lot of pride on himse ...

(2 pages) 24 0 0.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Call Of The Wild

uck was bought buy two men and was loaded onto another ship called the Narwhal and was taken to the Yukon, where he would train as a sled dog. After awhile of sled dog work, Buck was traded to a gold ... ecause of this Thornton and Buck grow a mutual trust and passion for each other, as they travel the Yukon. For example "Buck pulls a sled 100 yards that has a thousand pounds of flour on it because Jo ...

(3 pages) 1121 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Call Of The Wild

uck was bought buy two men and was loaded onto another ship called the Narwhal and was taken to the Yukon, where he would train as a sled dog. After awhile of sled dog work, Buck was traded to a gold ... ecause of this Thornton and Buck grow a mutual trust and passion for each other, as they travel the Yukon. For example "Buck pulls a sled 100 yards that has a thousand pounds of flour on it because Jo ...

(3 pages) 870 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Dawson City

was discovered in August 1896 but this news didn't reach the outside world until July 1897 because Yukon was very remote from civilisation. Joe Ladue a former prospector was the founder. Joe Ladue in ... described as "this festering mass of putrid muskeg." Finally Federal Government created a separate Yukon Territory and "clean - up" began. Dawson City received a Fire Department, a city engineer to w ...

(5 pages) 23 0 0.0 Apr/2010

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History