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    Into the Wild is the captivating story of Christopher McCandless, a brilliant college graduate who, out of nowhere, leaves his family, friends, and all the common luxuries of civilization in search of a greater form of life close to nature and separated from society. Shortly after his college graduation, he gives away his inheritance to charity and hoping to forget his past life, changes his name to “Alexander Supertramp”. One of McCandless's favorite essays was Civil Disobedience by Henry…

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    Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer is based on a transcendentalist named Chris McCandless. Transcendentalism is defined as having an awareness of nature and yourself. Krakauer pulls similar themes from works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Michael Donovan. A common theme these four authors display is self-reliance. Self-Reliance is the act of recognizing your own thoughts and emotions In Emerson’s works Nature, Self-Reliance, and Concord hymn, he uses different environments for…

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    Society today is beginning to think more about themselves and less about others. Many people would desire to live a life solely beneficial to themselves rather than benefiting others on the way. This is self-centered, considering it can cause problems for others. In the book Into the Wild , Jon Krakauer portrays well that Chris’s actions made him inherently selfish. He created sentimental relationships and left a vast amount of them. Chris also threw away things that anyone would be glad to take…

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    In Into the Wild, The main character Chris McCandless is not someone who might be considered to be a “typical” young adult. Although he has some traits commonly seen in young adults, he cannot be mistaken for someone else. During his journey going into the wild, the reader can see what makes Chris abnormal compared to other people his age. There are three main components that prove this. First, Chris did not have materialistics desires, something that drives our society. Second, Chris did not…

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    Located in Northeastern Alaska, United States, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of the areas used to protect and conserve America’s wildlife and plants. It is the largest Wildlife Refuge in the country at 19,286,722 acres. For more than over a decade there has been political debates about whether or not there should be drilling for oil on the coastal plains. Oil drilling cause’s damage to the wildlife there and cause for animals to become extinct. I think that there should not be any…

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    Many people have different opinions of why Jon Krakauer wrote a book about a man that he has no relation to. In the book, Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, Chris McCandless hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wild after giving up all his belongings to start his new life. Krakauer’s purpose for writing this book is to further explain Chris McCandless’s motive for his adventures in a way that the readers will understand it. Krakauer wants his readers to understand Chris’s motives as if he…

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    Chris Mccandless

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    Drawn Into The Wild The daring story of Chris McCandless and his deadly journey into the wild, has been a topic of discussion all throughout the world. The question at hand is, why did McCandess choose to live this rustic way? Although some people may say the heavy influence of his literary heroes is what drove him to mimic such famous writers and push his limits, evidence proves the pain, suffering, and chaos from his past is what really drew him through this excursion. Behind every perfect…

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    After reading the book into the wild by Jon Krakauer it showed me that Chris was not crazy and the different aspects of the trip. Why would someone so wealthy drop everything to go into the wild, although he did do it for himself, but did hurt everyone around him. He hurt everyone around him by dropping them and not talking to them and leaving them to find out about his death through the ones who found him. In the documentary that his sisters and parents starred in helped out with truth of his…

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    In Jon Krakauer’s Into The Wild, Christopher McCandless, prior to embarking in his Alaskan Odyssey, writes a letter to his aged friend, Ron Franz, stating his stance on human relationships: “You are wrong if you think Joy emanates only or principally from human relationships … you do not need me or anyone else around to bring this kind of light into your life.” (57) McCandless further explains that the dependence on others to be happy is unnecessary, as one can be perfectly content on his own,…

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    Research Paper On Alaska

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    Alaska Alaska is one of the most amazing places in the world. Some of the great things in Alaska are its culture,environment weather,outdoor activities,wildlife. Alaska was adopted for the united states in January 3, 1959. The population is 735,123 that is more than Rhode Island, that state has 1.052 million. Alaska is a crazy place but it has beautiful views. Alaskas culture is one of the most interesting culture in the world. People go to Alaska to get away from those big cities and live in…

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