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To Build a Fire by Jack London
At what point does the man finally change his attitude?

How does the man view the dog? How does the dog view the man?

Note: I have read the whole short story.

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    Does he change his attitude when the snow on the pine tree melts and puts out the fire?

    The dog obviously thinks the man is stupid. What does the man think of the dog?

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    http://www.gradesaver.com/to-build-a-fire/study-guide/section1/

    It's been way too long since I read this to recall such detail. Between having read the story yourself and the summaries and characters sections in the linked website above, you should be able to figure it all out.

    Let us know what you decide.

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    He change his attitude when the snow on the pine tree melts and puts out the fire because he begins to think he might die.Is this correct?

    The dog think man is stupid because the man lack instincts.The man view the dog as a man's best friend because he thinks about killing the dog, but he didn't have the courage to do it. Is this correct?

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    Your first part is correct. But your answer about the man's view of the dog is wrong. Please go back and reread the part where the man wants to kill the dog.

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    The man wants to kill the dog, so that he can keep himself warm. ?

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    Right. He wants to put his hands inside the dog's warm, but dead, body. Why doesn't he kill the dog?

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    He doesn't kill the dog because he is unable to pull out his knife or even choke the dog. ?

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    Right. His fingers are frost-bitten and he can't move them enough to grab his knife or choke the dog.

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