Into The Wild Krakauer By Jon Krakauer Essay

1044 Words Dec 18th, 2015 5 Pages
It’s hard to be able to convince someone a hundred percent on how to act or think about a certain subject. To be able to do so is nearly impossible. One may bring in lots of credible resource, but still be unable is get the audience to think a certain way. Jon Krakauer is one of the rare exceptions. Krakauer brings in numerous research, quotes, stories and evidence. Krakauer grew up in a parallel story to Chris McCandless, going on adventures at an early age. Krakauer has had his own fair share of dramatic nature expeditions including a climb of the Devils Thumb in Alaska and Mount Everest in Nepal. Both adventures cause him to be on the brink of death. In his novel, Into the Wild Krakauer includes numerous of credible interviews, passages and stories to create a blend of small criticism and large celebration towards the short lived, Chris McCandless. Krakauer is a nature enthusiast. As stated before, he’s been on several large journeys into the wilderness. Do to his experience, Krakauer is able to connect his life with that of McCandless. Krakauer feels that Chris and himself possess many similar attributes. “As a youth, I am told, I was willful, self-absorbed, intermittently reckless, and moody. I disappointed my father in the usual ways. Like McCandless, figures of male authority aroused in me a confusing medley of corked fury and hunger to please. If something captured my undisciplined imagination, I pursued it with a zeal bordering on obsession, and from the age of…

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