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    Into the Wild: Book/Movie Compare and Contrast A young man seeking adventure while he travels across Western America and Canada, discovering what life is like away from his parents and free from wealth and comfort. Into the Wild is a true account of Chris McCandless’ wild adventure, written by Jon Krakauer; his journey was later adapted into a movie by Sean Penn. In terms of plot and characters, both the movie and book give life to Chris and tell his story accurately, but one must choose to…

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    In the novel, Into the Wild, the author, Jon Krakauer attempts to remain unbiased, but reveals himself as positively biased toward Chris McCandless. Krakauer illustrates the journey McCandless goes through as he spontaneously abandons his life as a well-off college student to hitchhike to Alaska. After McCandless’s body was found, many people believe that he was naive and wasted his life; however, Krakauer does not. To demonstrate this, Krakauer compares his younger self to McCandless, views…

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    This is a true story of two young men that have similar lives and similar life goals. The stories are written by Pete Fromm, and Chris McCandless. In the book, Indian Creek Chronicles, Pete Fromm portrays his life changing risky seven month long winter journey as a new found love as mountain man. Living the wilderness on his own in a self-written biography about his journeys. The movie, Into the wild, is Christopher’s story of his sudden feel of the need to escape from his every day life and…

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    As a rule, what surrounds a character in a book, either a different culture, or geography, tends to change their moral principles. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, is a perfect example of how even though someone has everything they need, they can end up doing insane things. Mccandless, the main character, is affected by extreme environmental surroundings, because his thinking shifts from being brave to feeling morally guilty . Cristopher, used to have all he wished, but because of his…

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    Author Jon Krakauer is able to create “Into the Wild”, a story based on true facts about a young man who undertakes a risky trip to get in touch with his inner self, from a scratch with information and evidence alone itself. The story explores deeply into Christopher Johnson’s life, a young man who had just graduated from university and takes on a nature and self-knowing trip to make decisions about his future which actually leads him to death. As Jon Krakauer looks deeper into Christopher’s…

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    I chose the documentary The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition for my documentary analysis and I’m connecting it to the book written by Alfred Lansing, The Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage. The documentary similar to the book follows Ernest Shackleton’s expedition, but where the book was meant to be a more objective and true to the events that the crew went through, but the film lists the events and adds emotions to the events that happen to the crew. The Documentary…

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    A man whose goal is to become lost in the wild has recently become the ideal picture of what people aspire to be. Chris McCandless and his journey, depicted in Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer, is the face behind the story that everyone wanted to live. Turning down the conformity of society and living a minimalistic life has helped Chris find who he was while in the wild. Minimalism throughout Chris McCandless's journey in Into The Wild helps him work through his thoughts; and over time leads him…

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    It is no secret that the idea of wilderness grips every American citizen. Some authors including, William Cronon, have gone to great lengths to explain American infatuation with the wild. Cronon in his article The Trouble with Wilderness, Or Getting Back to the Wrong Nature, presents the sublime nature of wilderness as one of the reasons Americans imagine nature. I believe both I, Krakauer and Chris McCandless disagree with William’s Cronon’s assessment of the American psyche. Rather than seeing…

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    Transcendentalism is a movement that has themes of going against society and materialistic things, while embracing nature and spirituality. Chris McCandless is a Transcendentalist in every sense of the word. The young adventurer, who is the protagonist in Jon Krakauer's nonfiction text Into the Wild, travels across Northern America. Following three main ideals; the disconnection of society, a minimalist lifestyle, and a deep respect for both God and nature, he attempts to find himself and…

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    In the biography Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, he tells the story of Christopher Mccandless’ death and what lead him to make a choice to go into the wild knowing what he is getting into. Jon Krakauer started the book where McCandless death happened and and explaining what lead him to the death. Jon Krakauer wrote this book to motivate readers ,through Christopher McCandless journey. Krakauer purpose writing the book Into the wild is to furthermore and explain Christopher McCandless life…

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