Read Jack London’s short story, “To Build a Fire” then re-write the protagonist’s adventure.
1) Read “To Build a Fire,” written by Jack London in 1908.
2) After reading, think about decisions our protagonist makes throughout his journey, and the outcomes that follow those decisions. What positive qualities does our protagonist have? What about negative qualities? What might our protagonist have done differently?
3) Just for fun, let’s re-write the ending of this story! Choose any point on page 78 to move the story in a different direction. Write 1-2 paragraphs that push our protagonist in a new direction.
4) Share your modified ending in the comments below!