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    Chris McCandless died alone in the Alaskan wild while living completely off of the land. “Some readers admired the boy immensely for his courage and noble ideals:” while “: others fulminated that he was a reckless idiot, a wacko, a narcissist who perished out of arrogance and stupidity-and was undeserving of the considerable media attention he received” (Krakauer xi). These quotes represent the feelings of many who read Into The Wild, but most people ignore the important aspects of Chris…

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    experiences were fun but not risky and stunning voyages like three remarkable men who really live in nature. Chris McCandless yet change his name to Alexander Supertramp,a talented man who left his ordinary life to accomplish his fantasy of living in Alaska. Timothy Treadwell was a moderately aged man who had gone through 13 summers living with grizzlies ' bears. Aron Ralston a man who left his parents and quit his job to go in Aspen, Colorado in order to pursue a life of climbing mountains.…

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    During chapter 25 there are a lot of changes about Europe. There are colonies being formed as will as many new inventions and improving technology that is already about. Furthermore there are also a lot of missionary work in China, India and Africa. Imperialism is very important, and there are still pieces of it being used today. One example would be zoos. The idea of zoos took place during this time. We see that almost all of the major countries are now starting to start new colonies in other…

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    meaning of happiness. I agree with the author that Chris was not a crazy sociopath, or an outcast, as he always seemed to be around company on his journey to Alaska, but he was not as competent as the author, Jon Krakauer, believed he is. Chris was not happy with the way life was going so he set out on a journey from Georgia all the way to Alaska to find the meaning of happiness. Chris felt the world was one of “abstraction and security and material excess” and left on a “journey that would…

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    As Arthur Shopenhauer once said, “A man can be himself only so long as he is alone, and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom, for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.” In Jon Krakauer’s novel Into the Wild, Chris McCandless went out to live in the wild for a few months to be independent and search for the meaning of life. I believe McCandless wanted to go out and live off the land to be independant and self reliant, he was tired of having his parents wealth, he…

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    Jon Krakauer

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    nature. According to his biography, “Jon Krakauer grew up in Corvallis, Oregon, where his father introduced him to mountaineering as an eight-year-old... After graduating from Hampshire College in 1976, Krakauer divided his time between Colorado, Alaska, and the Pacific Northwest...For the next two decades, however, his life revolved around climbing mountains” (Krakauer Bio 1). This is a clear allusion to his main character, Chris McCandless, who also was a young college educated man from a…

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    Callarman’s argument is the most accurate view of Into The Wild and Chris McCandless’s decision. Chris made an ignorant decision based on his current feelings and how his parents treated him. You can’t succeed in the future with your actions at this point and time, but you sure can throw out your future with your current actions. And that is exactly what Chris did, he went from graduating from Emory University, to moving into the Alaskan wilderness and dying. He had the foundation of his life…

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    Into The Wild Book Report

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    Into the Wild Into the Wild is a book about a man named Alex, Chris was his name before then he changed it. It is a biography of him, and it tells about what Alex has written in his journal during his adventures. This book talks about his life and all the troubles he gets through, up until he dies. Alex is a traveler that travels throughout everywhere. He is a hitchhiker and does not need material things or money. Into the wild, by Jon Krakauer. This is a book that a man reads a journal about…

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    Confidence is not always key In the novel, Into the Wild, Chris’ arrogance led to his downfall from trying to achieve survival on his own in the wild without society. He thought that he would have the ability to live completely without society and man’s judgment, however throughout the novel it soon became obvious that he was wrong. Chris was rather confident that he was completely prepared in order to live within the dangerous conditions on his own in the wild, though quite honestly he was not…

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    named Christopher McCandless, who suffered and struggled lonesome for over one hundred days in Alaska. Because Chris had appreciated wilderness so much, he abandoned his well-to-do family and traveled alone. Chris’ will to leave home affected the people around him only because of his odd dream he desired to fulfill. Untroubled, Chris created his dream within a year by relocating himself to Fairbanks, Alaska. Due to his improper packing to the bleak weather conditions, Chris experienced a…

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