Analysis Of ' Into The Wild ' By Jon Krakauer Essay

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In this essay, there will be four of the main articles discussed in my English class and how each of these articles show relation to the essential question “What is success?” These passages include, “Into The Wild,” by Jon Krakauer, which shows success by introducing Chris McCandless and how he had shown his success by leaving home and setting out into the wild to live a successful life in his terms.“Nature,” by Ralph Waldo Emerson, shows how the author believes success is the natural and calm part of life and that even though succeeding may take a while to do and may be difficult, it all comes down to feeling calm and free. Next, “To Build a Fire,,” by Jack London shows success by introducing a man who hikes in weather of fifty degrees below zero and does not give up. He shows success by saving his dog from freezing to death and not giving up on himself or the dog. Lastly, “ Survivor Type,” by Stephen King shows success by introducing Richard Pine who is washed up by a storm and is on an island in search for food and needs rescuing. He succeeds by feeding himself and surviving on the island.
In “Into The Wild” by Jon Krakauer, Christopher McCandless believes that success is found on your own terms; success is not based on the society you are born into.
McCandless was born into a wealthy family and was able to attend a prestigious school. Chris did not find his life successful and his life did not make him happy. So, he set off into the wild for adventure and freedom.…

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