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"To Build a Fire" is a short story by American author Jack London.
A man and a dog's relationship is followed throughout the story. The man is in strict control of the dog, as explicitly mentioned by London. The dog is almost like a slave to him. The dog is shown cowering before the man and following orders. There was no physical intimacy between the two. The man did not pet the dog or treat it fondly. In fact, the man forces the dog to go ahead of him when he suspects the ice will break. This helps to build the idea that the man believes nature is intended to serve him. The man's interactions in this relationship is how the listener discovers the man's personality and character. By including the dog, the author makes the man less likable. London even describes the dog as his "toil-slave".