Survival 101: Instinct or Knowledge? 1225 Words 5 Pages At first glance, Jack London’s, “To Build a Fire” seems like a generic story about the sufferings and unfortunate mishaps that a man and his dog encounter on their trip through the Yukon Wilderness.
Thus instinct is the characterized by the use of organized instruments while intelligence occurs with the construction and use of unorganized tools. However, this differentiation between intelligence and instinct is too reductive. To understand the relationship between intellect and instinct it is important to look closer at each faculty.