Chris Mccandless Character Analysis Into The Wild

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Author Jon Krakauer is able to create “Into the Wild”, a story based on true facts about a young man who undertakes a risky trip to get in touch with his inner self, from a scratch with information and evidence alone itself. The story explores deeply into Christopher Johnson’s life, a young man who had just graduated from university and takes on a nature and self-knowing trip to make decisions about his future which actually leads him to death. As Jon Krakauer looks deeper into Christopher’s life, he is able to stitch up everything that happened during and after his trip and develop a proper character. Krakauer is able to do so by placing and telling the story out of chronological order, being able to show how Christopher’s way of being is …show more content…
The story takes an exceedingly quick twist when on the next chapter, a group of hunters find out a dead body, under the name of Chris McCandless. “It wasn’t until I walked around to the other side and saw a head sticking out that I knew for certain what it was. Chris McCandless had been dead for two and a half weeks” (Krakauer 11). Once the reader is able to find out about the main character being dead, in a disordered chronological way of showing the events, it is certainly accurate to say that Krakauer made the story without actually getting to know Christopher himself and thus, having to rely on witness testimony and evidence alone itself to be able to create this whole Christopher character. Krakauer used his developed writing skills to change the normal chronology and keeps bouncing between the past and future/late life of Christopher as a way to pretty much explain and make much more understandable what he had done during his life and what lead him to this …show more content…
We get to know a little bit more about the people he met throughout his journey, and about his family before he embarked this trip and start to question the reason of why someone like Christopher would take on such a risk, knowing that he really didn’t have any trouble around him and had a good life. We notice that the people he meets during his trip all kind of like him and see him as a good person which takes out the thought of suicide. As well, learn that he was in an upper middle class, had a lot of half brothers and sisters from his dad’s first marriage. But the most important clues about his way of acting and actually getting to know him better, were that he denied money for law school (which his parents expected him to attend to), instead using it as a donation to a hunger charity, and that he didn’t really take the time to express or tell his family, specially his parents, that he was taking on a long and dangerous trip. “During that graduation weekend he casually mentioned to his parents that he intended to spend the upcoming summer on the road as well. His exact words were “I think I’m going to disappear for a while” (Krakauer 17). No one really gives much value to this and they just tell Chris to say goodbye before going off, which he doesn’t really do, and after this, Chris is pretty much gone. Engaging on such topics as to question why he does this having pretty much everything

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