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    Deepan Patel December 9, 2016 Period: 2 ERWC Mr. Taylor Into the Wild Essay Into The Wild, by Jon Krakauer, is about a young man from a rich family who hitchhiked to Alaska and walked all the way into the wilderness. Chris McCandless shows many personality traits. Chris is very intelligent in school, he is very strong willed, he is rebellious in his own ways, he doesn't like it when someone gives him advice or tells him what to do, and he is self involved, he is also very idealistic. He gets…

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    with all the lovely families and individuals he met throughout his journey. Krakauer explains that Chris did not commit suicide nor did he have a death wish he was just determined to achieve something on his own and it so happened to be that trip to Alaska.“ We like…

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    characteristics of himself in the book Into the Wild, but mainly his drive for reducing dependence on property. Early on in the book Into the Wild Chris McCandless demonstrates his desire to reduce dependence on property. McCandless is on a trek through Alaska, hitchhiking his way when possible. Chris McCandless, at the time, was…

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    dawns on him as he looks at the view of a distant city and imagines people watching television or eating dinner. The absence of human contact compels him to recognize the value of companionship, foreshadowing a similar discovery Chris will uncover in Alaska. The inclusion of Krakauer’s own story in Into the Wild does the opposite of complicating McCandless’s story. It allows the audience to see, if not into McCandless’s mind, at least into the mind of someone who had a similar mindset. While…

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    school friend of McCandless, explained, “[Chris] was born into the wrong century. He was looking for more adventure and freedom than today’s society gives people.” (119) Another aspect that was unpractical of Chris, that led to his unfortunate death in Alaska, was his seclusion and his desire to be alone. According to Billie McCandless, “He seemed mad at us more often, and he became more withdrawn—no, that’s not the…

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    In Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses, a 16-year-old boy named John Grady dreams of becoming a cowboy even though stuck in the mid 1900s, long after the frontier period has ended. The book follows John Grady’s quest for his ideal life as a cowboy and can be divided into four distinct parts following the four chapters. During each of these quarters, John Grady gains qualities which form him into a mythic western hero. In the first chapter, John Grady runs away from home and acts in the way…

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    Longships to Valhalla (Climax) EXT. SIGVIDS WAR CAMP-DAY Earl Sigvid and King Torvagg are standing atop a hill, overlooking the no-mans-land between them and the forces of Earl Tofi and Sven, Sigvids brother. Sigvid and Torvagg have created a makeshift campsite for themselves and their men. Some of the soldiers are SHARPENING their axes, some are PRAYING to their gods, others are resting by the campfire in preparation for the coming battle. TORVAGG I know this must be difficult for you, I…

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    TJ Shehee 10/9/17 English A3 Ms. Ervin An Odyssey For Pride In the studied non-fiction book “Into the Wild”, by Jon Krakauer, the author summarizes the multi-perspective, extraneous life, and death of a young risked taker who went by the name Alexander Supertramp. After reading and discussing this novel, one can conclude Alex (Chris McCandless) renounced society and his family because he wanted to escape from the stress of civilian life and void his wealthy upbringing. After constructing many…

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    Chris McCandless, a 24 year old young man found dead in a van in the middle of Alaska. He was a smart, transcendentalist, college graduate who believed it was best to live life alone and in the wilderness. For two years McCandless through his journeys met many people who helped him get to Alaska. Chris McCandless was very confident that he would be able to live in Alaska alone and would not take anyones advice. Many individuals in the world are overly confident when talking about their jobs,…

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    self-absorbed, intermittently reckless, [and] moody…figures of male authority aroused in [them] a confusing medley of corked fury and hunger to please” (Krakauer 134). These characteristics pushed both men over the ledge and into the wild - more specifically, Alaska. With such similarities, readers can deduce that the two men would prepare in a like way. From each man, readers may know one mistake he made that could have killed him. For Krakauer, “[his] ten-foot curtain rods seemed a poor…

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