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  • Effects Of Wild Animals In The Wild

    towards the animal. Undoubtedly, mental change will occur in these wild animals that are being held captive in small spaces that are unlike their natural habitat as well as isolated from other animals they grew up with. While acknowledging that others may feel differently about if these animals have mental changes, facts demonstrate that in the wild, despite centuries of sharing the ocean, there has been only a single reliable report of an orca harming a human being. Because of the stress involved in being deprived of everything that is natural and important to orcas in captivity, orcas have attacked and killed three humans just since 1991 and many others have been injured. In addition, zoos also teach people that it is acceptable to interfere with animals and keep them locked up in captivity, where they are bored, cramped, lonely, deprived of all control over their lives, and far from their natural homes, for example Seaworld. SeaWorld confines orcas, who could swim up to 100 miles a day in the wild, to tanks that, to them, are the size of a bathtub. Killer whales would need to swim 1,208 laps (around the perimeter of the tank) or 3,105 lengths (back and forth at the longest part of the tank) in the park’s largest tank to equal what they’d swim in the wild. Which forces Orcas who are not compatible are forced to live in tight quarters together. The resulting anxiety and tension cause fights between orcas. In the wild, orcas have strong social bonds that may last for life,…

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  • Compare And Contrast Into The Wild And Wild

    There are times when life’s situations make us do drastic choices, to help us escape, find ourselves or even to heal the soul within. In the novels “Into the Wild,” and “Wild” both of the characters take an unimaginable trip out into the wilderness to escape everyone and everything that at one point in their life’s was important to them. Both “Into the Wild” and “Wild” are distinctly different from each other, despite wilderness being both of the stories it’s symbol. The distinctions between…

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  • The American Experience: Into The Wild, And Into The Wild

    freedom to accomplish their dreams. This is seen throughout excerpts from “Miss USA” by Emma Knight, Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, and Rudy directed by David Anspaugh. To begin, an excerpt from the short story "Miss USA "depicts how Emma Knight persists through the intolerableness of being Miss USA, to voice her beliefs, pave her own path and gradually prospering into her true self. “...that I said Nixon should resign, that he was a crook, oh dear the fur flew.”(Knight pg. 4) This quote…

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  • Into The Wild Response: Into The Wild

    Into The Wild Response After graduating with his Bachelor’s Degree from Emory University, Chris McCandless donated all his savings, and abandoned his car and other possessions, and deserted his family to embark on a journey of self discovery where he was apart from society. Chris interacts with society in a very interesting way which might differ from his fellow graduates. Throughout the film, until he reaches Alaska, Chris interacts with various kinds of people in different ways. Chris also…

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  • Into The Wild In Jon Krakauer's Into The Wild

    “Please return all mail I receive to the sender. It might be a very long time before I return South. If this adventure proves fatal and you don’t ever hear from me again, I want you to know you’re a great man. I now walk into the wild” – Into The Wild, 69. Christopher Johnson McCandless, also known by Alexander Supertramp, is the central character in Jon Krakauer’s non-fiction novel Into The Wild. The novel Into The Wild, explores the life of young Chris McCandless, after he abandons his…

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  • Wild: The Journey Of The Wild By Cheryl Strayed

    Wild, this book in itself, was a journey for me; at first not appreciating the book nor the story it held, but after reading it I saw why it is highly talked about. Not only was the story interesting, but it was the way Cheryl Strayed wrote it that made it come to life. Wild does not just tell a journey, but makes you feel as if you are on the journey yourself. Strayed wrote Wild from her life story, but almost each sentence had some kind of parallel meaning to it. The main theme I thought that…

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  • The Wild Transcendentalism

    One of the many reason people move to Alaska is because of how much adventure is out there. Most of them seeking a rebellion of some kind and others just looking for an adventure. Many people find many reason Chris went into the wild, transcendentalism, his defiance of society and the domestic violence he experienced as a child. All of those reason are a what impacted to go into the wild. The transcendentalist way of life may be hard but some people feel it is the only way a person should…

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  • Transcendentalism In Into The Wild

    Freedom from invisible bounds, that is what they were searching for. In the 1830’s and 60’s, a new way of life started: Transcendentalism. They were against the Puritan ideals of wealth and wanted a closer and more emotional relationship with God. They strived to break away from the norms and to break away from the traditions and the lifestyle society had expected them to live by, and to seek their own way of living. In Jon Krakauer’s novel, Into the Wild, Chris McCandless displays the…

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  • Into The Wild Symbolism

    experiment proved failure in his standards, that led to Gene Rosellini committing suicide. John Waterman: A very talented mountain climber from Washington D.C.. Waterman became insane after a rough childhood with many adversities. One prominent reason that led to Waterman to lose his mind was, the abandonment issues impressed by Waterman 's father. Waterman was not only insane but also very depressed, he thought that climbing risky mountains would make him feel better, but actually made him feel…

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  • Analysis Of Into The Wild

    Name: Lidya S. Yirefu Into the Wild Journal Template Journal What the text SAYS What the text DOES Style (literary/ rhetorical devices) 1 “He had spent the previous four years, as he saw it, preparing to fulfill an absurd and onerous duty: to graduate from college. At long last he was unencumbered, emancipated from the stifling world of his parents and peers, a world of abstraction and security and material excess, a world in which he felt grievously cut off from the raw throb of…

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