White Fang

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White Fang is impressed by man's ability to make fire. As a man-made source of light and warmth, it represents man's "mastery over matter," both live and lifeless things. As such, as it stands a symbol of man's god-like power and his lordship over living things, including canines, like White Fang.
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Fire Symbol Timeline in White Fang

The timeline below shows where the symbol Fire appears in White Fang. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1, Chapter 3
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...and pulls the sled along with the two remaining dogs. He makes camp, lighting a fire to keep the hungry wolves at bay. He doses off, but awakens to see the... (full context)
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Real wolf cries awaken him. The wolves are upon him. Henry builds a circle of fire around himself to fend them off. As the fire dies and his stamina wanes, he... (full context)
Part 3, Chapter 1
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White Fang watches Gray Beaver make fire for the first time. Amazed, White Fang approaches it, but burns his nose and tongue... (full context)