To Build a Fire

what stages are involved in the process of the freezing death? what does the story gain from London's detailed account of the man's experience with each successive?

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The man goes through losing feeling in his extremities, panic, exhaustion, and eventually sleep. Each stage illustrates the man's hubris in the face of nature's awesome power. It also illustrates the man's frailty in harsh weather conditions.