Comparison Of Leiningen Versus The Ants

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"To Build a Fire" has a more accurate depiction of nature compared to "Leiningen Versus the Ants." In "Leiningen Versus the Ants!" by Carl Stephenson, ants represent nature, beings each described as, "An elemental(and)--an 'act of God." (Stephenson, Pg.1) These ants are ambassadors of nature which to Stephenson, means a threat to humanity and its goals. This belief implies that nature is plotting mankind's downfall, and that man must defeat nature. The author also incorporates the theme of humanity surpassing nature and the so called forces of God because to Stephenson man is superior. However, another author, Jack London, has a different view; nature is impassive to man and man will die due to his own faults. Throughout Jack London's "To

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