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    There will be one survivor. Who will it be? Jack London’s stories called “Up the Slide” and another “To Build a Fire”. Both of the main characters are trying to survive the dangerously cold weather in the Yukon Frontier temperatures. First in “Up The Slide” we have the main character Clay which he is a person that did not plan well for the Yukon Frontier weather and planned to be out in the wilderness for a half an hour. While he was in the wilderness he was smart about his time management “A…

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    Alabama Moon is a story about an eleven year boy who grew up in the woods with his father. It explains how they survived and the reasons his dad chose to live in the wilderness. His father eventually dies. The story goes on with Moon trying to survive on his own; however, he eventually ends up in some trouble. In the beginning, Moon Blake and his father are living in the woods in a small cabin-like structure that they built themselves. They hunt, grow, or gather anything that they eat. Moon’s…

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    The Ring of Alagaard “It was a cold and rainy night in the Rockies. . . . Oh, wait! It’s always cold in the Rockies,” grumbled explorer Tyler Spinner. “Come on, don’t be so pessimistic,” replied his sister and co-worker, Alicia Spinner, “besides, we’re almost to the bottom.” They were hiking down Mt. Robson, part of the Canadian Rockies. They were up there because a geologist had discovered what was thought to be a rare stone, but it turned out to be a plain, old luminescent amethyst. “That…

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    The Red Convertible Short stories can be complicated to relate to and write about, Lyman on the other hand, does a fantastic job of sharing his emotions and experiences throughout his short story, “The Red Convertible”. As a younger brother, Lyman always looked up to his brother Henry, just like any younger sibling would. He cared a lot about his older brother, they shared a lot of great moments together, one being the vacation, which got them the red convertible they never expected to get in…

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    The context that individuals are placed in has an immense effect on their development trajectory, and can ultimately alter who they become as adults. The systems within Bronfenbrenner’s bioecological systems theory reflect that there is a connection between all of the environments that affect our lives, whether one has control of them or not. In Elsewhere and Into the Wild, readers explore the contexts that Richard Russo and Chris McCandless grew up in and see the detrimental and supportive…

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    friend, Rawlins, unsure of what exactly they’re looking for but knows there’s something to be found. On the other hand, there is also Christopher McCandless who has a goal of first conditioning his body for Alaska’s environment and then travel to Alaska to survive the wilderness. John Grady Cole began his first journey into Mexico blind, yet open minded to what to expect on the other side of the boarder. As he goes on this trip, it doesn’t just open his eyes and makes him start thinking, but…

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    There are many Australian Antarctic explorers, for example: Captain John King Davis, Clarence Petersen de la Motte, Professor Edgeworth David, Sir Douglas Mawson. Many of whom have had amazing survival stories across the Antarctic. I will be studying Sir Douglas Mawson, He is an Australian Pioneer and is most famous for his long expeditions across the Antarctic. One of his expeditions was the "Mawson’s Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE), 1911–1914". After his incredible journey, geologists…

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    Ethos In Into The Wild

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    throughout North America living off of the barest of essentials/resources. Unfortunately, he paid the ultimate price for his lack of preparation and naivety in the end. Chris was found dead in an abandoned Fairbanks City bus on the Stampede Trail in Alaska. Thus the novel was written to further describe the events leading up to Chris McCandless’ death. In order to successfully tell Chris McCandless’ story, Jon Krakauer utilizes rhetoric in the forms of ethos, logos, and pathos. This approach…

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    A Walk in The Woods A Walk in the Woods is a true story about Bill Bryson and Stephen Katz. Bryson and Katz planned to hike the whole Appalachian Trail in one season. They are trying to complete a hike that most never fathom of doing while they are extremely under prepared physically, mentally, and emotionally. They don’t know what they’re in for and have many mishaps along the way. The book is a narrative written by Bryson himself as an account of his story along the Appalachian Trail. This…

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    Wilderness; To McCandless and many other people, it has a very special and specific allure. While to most it is a lawless and dangerous place, McCandless sees the wilderness as a pure state where the evils of modern society don’t exist. This is a place where someone like him can live by his own rules and only be dependent on himself. And for McCandles this was what compelled him to live in and of the wilderness. Although McCandless journal entries depict that he does receive some answers for his…

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