Rhetorical Of Logos In Into The Wild, By Jon Krakauer

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Whilst modern day humans go about their everyday life, it is highly likely they crave something more; Something adventurous to modify their suburban lifestyle. However, humans fear the unknown, the risk of losing security and comfort, rarely reaching beyond the bounds of day to day life and experiencing the world around them. Despite this, there are some individuals that are passionate and daring enough to experience what the world has to offer and find pure joy and serenity. In the biographical book Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer reveals the life story of an intelligent young man named Chris McCandless who died of starvation in the Alaskan wilderness. Krakauer tells of Chris’s journey from his childhood to his final days on earth; as well as his most notable adventure all around the western United states. After graduating high school in Fairfax, Virginia, Chris ventured to the west and discovered his father’s secret family, this angered Chris and caused him to grow distant from his parents. He attended college at Emory University and when he graduated, he donated all that was in his bank account, got in his car and left not telling anyone where he was off to. He brought very few …show more content…
Krakauer uses the rhetorical appeal of logos and the device of comparison contrast to convince the audience that Chris wasn 't suicidal and he did not have a death with but rather that his death was an unfortunate event. As Krakauer reminisces about his journey up the Devil 's Thumb he says “The fact that I survived my Alaska Adventure and McCandless did not survive his was largely a matter of chance... people would have been quick to say to me- as they say to him now- that I had a death wish. Eighteen years after this event, I recognized that I suffered from hubris, perhaps, an appalling innocence, certainly; but I wasn 't

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