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    In a society heavily based on family values, Chris McCandless abandons the status quo and runs into the wilderness seeking solitude and self-discovery. In Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild, the protagonist Chris McCandless escapes a privileged young adult life to pursue a better understanding of his self-identity, which he believes he can find in the Alaskan wilderness. Although intending to chase his sense of adventure and escape materialistic ideologies, McCandless was egotistical in his…

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    When a person loses faith in society and willingly leaves, they abandon everything and walk into the wild just as Chris McCandless did. Into the Wild, written by John Krakauer evaluates Chris McCandless decision to desert his family and walk into the Alaskan Bush. The novel was written in 1996 by John Krakauer, four years after Chris McCandless death. Through the use of rhetorical appeals, author John Krakauer argues that Chris McCandless, while in his right mind, deliberately left society and…

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    McCandless left his town and the ones he loved to go to the wild in Alaska. He left home without telling his family where he was going so once they noticed he was gone they didn't know where to look. Why would he leave his family like today?... He must really like the wild enough to leave his family. So this essay will answer this question, what did mcCandless like about the wild? McCandless is no longer poisoned by the civilization. McCandless has been living in a bus he found in…

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    Sitting on the couch bored with my 5 friends Saylor, Wade, Ty, Isaac, and Jack. We have all known each other for long time. I met Saylor 1st, then Wade 2nd, then Isaac 3rd, and Jack and Ty were 4th. We all became friends in the 6th grade. We all have the same personality but some of us can be daredevils or funny people. That's when we got the idea to go into the woods. Little did we know that was a bad idea. When we were going down Jack decided to stay because he got really scared. Jack was…

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    It all started in the 1800's with Tom and John with their journey across Yellowstone, they both went at different times of our history. Between John Colter and Tom Murphy are. They both had to survive. They would need to make a Place to sleep for one to a few nights, they had something to help them get around. For example john most likely had snow shoes and Tom had ski's. I think that Tom had more advantage, John, Tom had a lot more helpful supplies first aid kit, two water bottles, Huge…

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    For about fifteen years, there has been a man who has been living and surviving by himself in the Brazilian Amazon. From what I’ve read, he is an Indian, and is determined to be somewhere in his forties. Brazilian officials have also suspected that he is basically the last survivor of an unknown tribe. This man is considered important not only because he’s one of the few known isolated people, but also because of his extremely unique way of life. Not many people can live alone in such an area…

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    The novel The Tortilla Curtain, written by author T. C. Boyle, gives us a telescope view into two different worlds of culture, highlighting the differences between the upper-middle and lower class in southern California. The book breaks into three different sections that contain eight chapters that deals with numerous parallels that connect the lifestyles of the characters, but also contrast them. The author tends to switch back and forth between each chapter in order for us to understand the…

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    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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    In Cole Dowdy's essay "Somebody to Lean On", he talks about everyone needing someone in the world no matter who they are. In his essay, he said, "right then, I came to believe that everyone needs someone to lean on. Whether it's a mother and a child, two inseparable friends, a husband and a wife, or even a dog and its owner. Everyone needs someone to rely on in this life. We cannot live life alone." While reading this excerpt I immediately thought about Chris. His entire journey was him…

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    Although Henry David Thoreau and Christopher McCandless lived in drastically different periods of time, both men shared similar beliefs about the world and its path to fulfillment. Thoreau and McCandless believed that nature was the remedy for a soul, and spent much time in nature embracing its beauty. While Thoreau lived by Walden Pond in a cabin with much comfort and the tools needed to survive, McCandless journeyed place to place carelessly with little supplies throughout his trip to the…

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