Into The Wild By Jon Krakauer Essays

1058 Words Aug 31st, 2015 5 Pages
Into the Wild is a true story about finding one’s own identity in the wilderness. Like Ernest Hemingway, Jon Krakauer also experienced the wonder and the suffering that Chris McCandless went through. Throughout the novel, many comparisons were made between McCandless’s and Krakauer’s backgrounds. They both grew with a solid family background, and they both took long excursions into the wild. Krakauer’s primary purpose in writing this novel is to express the joy of his encounter his nature, and to give an idea that sometimes a break from the civilized world is alright. “ The danger bathed the world in a halogen glow that caused everything-the sweep of the rock, the orange and yellow lichens, the texture of the clouds-to stand out in brilliant relief. life thrummed at a higher pitch. The World was real,”(134). Krakauer furthers mentions the valid point, that all adolescents and adults are looking for something different in their lives, something that gives them adrenaline. He goes to say that some kids and adults seek their enjoyment in alcohol, whereas for McCandless and Krakauer, it was the environment that gave them a sense of jubilation. Krakauer delves into his sufferings by climbing the Stikine Ice Cap, and comparing that the only difference between himself and McCandless was that he managed to survive to tell his story. The same perils both of them went through, verify that Krakauer can truthfully recount McCandless’s story. Krakauer’s near-death experience gives…

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