Essay on Into The Wild By Jon Krakauer

1250 Words Oct 19th, 2014 5 Pages
The novel Into the wild by Jon Krakauer is about a graduate student from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. The graduate student, Christopher Johnson Mccandless, decides that his life isn’t right for him so he journeys to Alaska in hope of being able to live in peace. On May 12, 1990, he tells his parents that he was going to be going on a road trip using his yellow Datsun, but he was actually planning on leaving and not coming back. Later that year during June, he sends his final college transcript to his parent in washington D.C.
On July 10 that same year, Christopher decides to abandon his car and many of his belonging after it got damaged in a flash flood. The car was later found by a park ranger and on the car was a note that said anyone who found the car could keep it. During the months of July and August, Christopher hitchhiked throughout the country. He hitchhiked to many places such as California 's Lake Tahoe, Sierra Nevada mountain range, Cascade mountains, and many more places throughout the country. Along the way he met many people and made many friends such as Wayne Westerberg and Jan Burres.
During that same August, his parents had discovered that he had went missing. Christopher’s parents had hired a private investigator in hopes of finding their son but Christopher was no where to be found. From October through November, Christopher had bought a used canoe and had been canoeing down the Colorado River. He was able to eventually canoe to the mexican…

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