How to Build....Realism

Into to Lit. Study--EL150

London, How to Build a Fire

It funny that this story was chosen. Because in my American Lit. class, we were talking about literature that contain a form of realism into it. I saw it clearly in this story. Observe how London uses raw feeling into this story:
"It was a steep bank, and he paused of breath at the top, excusing the act to himself by looking at his watch."

You can feel his determination as you read this quote. Some part of this story is what this situation is. And changing it will NOT be realism. I find that London fond of nature and naturalism really take to affect in this story.