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    Really why did Crispin disobey Bear and leave the Green Man Tavern? One might think by Crispin leaving it is reckless people are right to assume this. Maybe Crispin left Bear because he did not want to serve him anymore or maybe because Crispin just wanted to explore and look around. Just Crispin left Bear and for what reason? Crispin disobey Bear and left the Green Man Tavern because he wanted to look around and to see what the village had to offer. Crispin thought maybe he could leave Green…

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    One may embark on a journey in hopes of achieving a goal or one may even without an idea until they have arrived at their destination. These two scenarios are found in the John Grady Cole’s and Christopher McCandless’ journey leaving home and each somehow venturing off into Mexico. John Grady Cole leaving home with his best 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…

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    Ethos In Into The Wild

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    Jon Krakauer, in his novel Into the Wild, tells the story of Chris McCandless, a young man who set out to survive in the Alaskan wilderness without proper preparation. Chris was a young man who ventured all 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…

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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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    Chris McCandless is still talked about today 24 years after his death because of the controversy surrounding him, Jon Krakauer along with people like Ken Sleight characterize Chris as a one of the bravest people in the world for venturing off into the wilderness by himself to fulfill his dreams meanwhile people like Craig Medred believe that Chris was naive and foolish, and deserved death. At the end of the day, I believe that Chris’ adventure was unsuccessful and was not a great story like…

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    Ever wonder what it would be like to live in the wild just you, nature and no one else around, well Christopher McCandless did he set off to live off into the Alaskan Wilderness following the Stampede trail that led him to an old abandoned bus where he lived for a short period of time but later died in that bus. Along his journey to the Alaskan Wilderness, he has made a few friends along the way. There are a lot of advantages and disadvantages to living on the road, so is life on the road…

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    When Chris completely abandons his life, he travels for two years moving all along the southwestern United States, and eventually moves to the Magic Bus in Alaska. This bus is where Chris’s dead body is found in September of 1992, along with an S.O.S note he wrote when he realized he is close to death. The environment in which Chris lived for that extended period of time is vital to his story; this isn’t like a boy scouting trip in which you bring your grocery store graham crackers, marshmallows…

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    The novel, Into the Wild, written by Jon Krakauer, is a riveting, cautionary tale about the death of Chris McCandless, a young man who embarks on a journey to Alaska to seek the truth of happiness through the solitude of nature and free himself from the constraints of society. No doubt, the ongoing theme throughout Krakauer’s novel is the dysfunctional father-son relationship between Chris and his dad. In fact, McCandless died before he had the chance to grow out of his anger. Into the Wild…

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    Jon Krakauer writes his book “Into the Wild” in response to the similarities in background that Krakauer and McCandless had. His his Author’s Note, Krakauer writes that he had an urge to write more about McCandless’ story given the “unsettling parallels” the two seemed to have with the events of their lives (ii). The author seems to see a little of himself within McCandless, a young man with admiration of the wilderness. Another reason why Krakauer wrote the book was that the American people…

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    Into the Wild vs Walden Into the Wild, a book about a man who ran away from childhood problems and decided to walk into the wilderness by himself after getting rid of all of his materialistic items including his car and money, and Walden, a book about a man who fled towards simplicity and solitude to understand what life was really about, are two incredible books. The stories are timeless and will likely still be talked about in fifty years. The protagonists, Thoreau and Chris, shared many…

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