Emile Hirsch

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  • Symbolism And Social Life In Cheryl Strayed's Boys In The Boat

    In the three novels, shelter plays a role in defining the main characters in the novel. The way characters act towards shelter, the condition of the shelter, and the actions that happen inside the shelter give it a symbolic meaning that relates to the main character’s personality and social life. In the novel, “Boys in the Boat”, shelter symbolizes the hard work ahead of Joe and the status of his family relationship. Joe, the main character, often lives in unfinished or very small structures which represent his current state. Just as it takes lots of effort to make a small run-down shelter into a comfortable home, Joe would have to put in lots of effort to get a better life. The small size of the structure Joe lives in represents the work Joe will have to do in order to improve his life. During his childhood, Joe had to work hard to feed himself after Thula kicked him out of the house at the Gold and Ruby mining camp (page 36). Joe still had to earn his degree and finish the rowing season leaving him with a work intensive schedule. In addition to his already challenging work load, he had to do manual labor to continue to pay for college. The unfinished status of Joe’s home in Sequim and the small residence in the mining camp represents the unfinished nature of his family and how hard they have to work to make a living. Thula, Joe’s step-mother, stays angry with him constantly because he came from Henry’s previous wife not herself and she has to work hard to feed…

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  • The Journey Of Chris Mccandless: Alex Supertramp

    Twenty-four-year-old Christopher McCandless was a strong adventurer who disappeared after graduating college to go on a backpacking trip which ended up in the Alaskan wilderness. Chris McCandless became Alex Supertramp because he wanted to explore the unexplored and discover a life without responsibility, possessions, people, money, lies, and abusive relationships. He severely wanted to prove that one’s life does not require road maps and plans but that one could be perfectly happy as a free man…

    Words: 1229 - Pages: 5
  • Analysis Of Jon Krakauer Into The Wild And Paulo Coelho

    Jon Krakauer, the author of Into the Wild and Paulo Coelho, the author of The Alchemist intertwine worlds of fiction and nonfiction through the personal aspects of pursuing a journey of self-discovery. Krakauer, a journalist, reports the events leading up to the death of Christopher McCandless, who embarks on a foreign path to Alaskan territory. McCandless cuts ties with his material lifestyle and relies on his newfound wits to persevere and endure the ways of the wild. Coelho depicts his…

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  • Into The Wild By Jon Krakauer: An Analysis

    While reading Jon Krakauer’s book Into the Wild the reaction from people can differ from person to person on the death of Christopher McCandless and his journey into the Alaskan mountains. But these reactions are all based on personal experiences that are influenced by what has happened to someone in their own life. In our eyes we easily judge someone without knowing what they have gone through in their life or who they really are. We can analyze the way we perceive situations in our lives from…

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  • Treadwell Vs Mccandless

    Imagine walking into the wild while abandoning everything ever known in life such as family, friends, place of residence, and even daily hobbies and pastimes in an attempt to dissociate from society just to experience freedom, or prove a cause that many find unnecessary and life threatening. Although it may seem like an adrenaline rush for some, there is a very slim chance for survival given the surroundings and circumstances. The author of Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer, reveals Chris McCandless…

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  • What Is The Moral Of Into The Wild Chapter 13 And 14

    After reading Into the Wild chapters 12 13 and 14, I had a lot of thoughts about the family background and why Chris would discard everything and get into the depths of the wilderness and start his own wild life without any hesitation. Chris’s inharmonious relationship with his parents, especially with his father, was one of the main causes that drove him away to the deserted, frigid Alaskan wild. Chris’s unquenchable anger towards his father was normal, however, unjustified. He would never be…

    Words: 1066 - Pages: 5
  • Intertextual References In Into The Wild

    Jon Krakauer's use of his own personal experiences, intertextual references, and McCandless journal entries to piece together McCandless motive for going into the wild and therefore, defending McCandless decisions. Jon Krakauer's purpose for writing Into the Wild was to explain exactly what happened to Chris McCandless and what led Chris to go into the wild. Jon Krakauer connects himself with the subject of identity throughout the novel by comparing his personal experiences with Chris…

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  • Chris Mccandless, The Hero In Into The Wild, By Sean Penn

    In Sean Penn’s film “Into the Wild”, Christopher McCandless, is not a hero. Throughout the movie there are times he can be more of an antagonist: influencing the people he meets to see their own lives through the same lenses he views his own. Furthermore, throughout the film Chris struggles with two evils. He faces the evil in society of Man vs. Man. The constant need for materialistic possessions, success, wealth, and prominence. The struggle against power, control, and laws which govern our…

    Words: 1622 - Pages: 7
  • Bill Bryson's A Walk In The Woods

    A Walk in the Woods. In my opinion, a very appropriate title for Bill Bryson’s book. His trek through the Appalachian trail and its tributaries are perfectly be described as just that, a walk. The google definition gives you, “an unhurried rate of movement on foot,” you can see what is meant by this. As Bryson and Katz make their way through the woods, their movements can be described as anything but hurried, with Bryson waiting around every bend for Katz and normal hikers passing them on a…

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  • Bill Bryson Neither Here Nor There Analysis

    I have chosen to write about Bill Bryson and his experience in Sweden. Bill Bryson is a backpacker from Iowa who is famous for documenting his culture shock experiences in a humorous way. This time, he writes about Sweden in one of his pieces called “Neither Here Nor There” and in it he includes how Sweden is a country that is hard to understand. It is my firm belief that Sweden is not a country that is as hard to understand like Bill Bryson makes it seem as long as you have an open mind. In…

    Words: 923 - Pages: 4
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