Into The Wild Pathos Analysis Essay

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In the biography Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, he tells the story of Christopher Mccandless’ death and what lead him to make a choice to go into the wild knowing what he is getting into. Jon Krakauer started the book where McCandless death happened and and explaining what lead him to the death. Jon Krakauer wrote this book to motivate readers ,through Christopher McCandless journey. Krakauer purpose writing the book Into the wild is to furthermore and explain Christopher McCandless life accurately but also entertain the readers leaving them to read more and explain why he made the choice to go out and explore in the wild;and why he left everything behind and left his family to isolate himself without telling anyone. Jon krakauer accomplishes …show more content…
Jon Krakauer uses pathos to show especially the relationship he had with his sister Carine. “Chris and Carine were uncommonly close”(129). Jon Krakauer later goes on the chapter by staging that Chris fish told Carine about Chris McCandless death. Jon Krakauer writes this chapter to get the emotion out of the reader and to make the reader to feel connected. “ The door was ajar,and taped to it was a disquieting note. Handwritten in neat block letters on a page torn from a novel by Nikolay Gogal it read: S.O.S I need your help. I am injured, near death, and too weak to hike out of here I am all alone, this is no joke in the name of god please remain to save me. I am out collecting berries close by and shall return this evening. Thank you Chris McCandless .August?”(12). Although Jon Krakauer never met Chris Mccandless to get every details of the young intelligent men journey he find little details of Chris journey like the SOS note and collected pictures that he obtained from others. Jon Krakauer uses details like such to show Chris Mccandless death was like mystery sane as his full identity. Jon krakauer also uses ethos to appeal to the reader and uses evidence and quotes from Chris McCandless family. “ he kept track of everything and showed me to do it, how to make a business work”(120). This quotes displays to the audible that Mccandless always what and when to do …show more content…
“Two months later,on February 2, 1982, Alaska state troopers came across his camp, looked inside the tent and discovered the evacuated corps frozen hard as stone”(84). McCunn was had the same love for the nature taking pictures but McCandless was making his own story through pictures. Krakauer compares McCunn to McCandless to show that he was not stupid and had reason for going out into the wild. They both isolated themselves from family and friend and founcused on the thrill rather than their safety. Jon Krakauer later includes his own analogy and anecdote to compare Mccandless choice that it’s not easy going out wild with no human contacts and keeping in touch with the world. The author Alamo shows that he had the same similarities as Jon based on father-son relationship. “Like McCandless, figure of male authority aroused in me a confusing medley of corked fury and hunger to please”(134). Krakauer- “but I was not clone of my father…. instead, I felt oppressed by the old man's expectation…. The revelation that he was merely human, and frightfully so , was beyond my power to forgive”(148). Shows that krakauer's father had high expectation for him. Krakauer also wants the reader to understand of both had similar trusting aptitude. “I confessed my climbing plans to her…[kai]”(137). and krakauer shows yet again with McCandless when he

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