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    Police Torture History

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    According to Ralph, Jon Burge was a police detective and later police commander in Chicago who began to work for the department in 1970. Jon Burge was a head of a group of White detectives, which called themselves the “midnight crew”. Jon Burge along with other police offices tortured at least one hundred and twenty Black males on the south and west sides of Chicago. During this era, the midnight crew tortured individuals to coerce confessions by administering shocks, using violent racial slurs, and suffocation to give examples of the harm inflicted. For a great deal of time victims of torture inflicted by the midnight, crew went unheard because they were ignored by CPD. The torture by the midnight crew caught attention from both national and international organizations. This ultimately resulted in the trial of Jon Burge and others involved in torturing suspects of crimes, and the result was a settlement for some of those who accused him of crimes. Later in 2010, Jon Burge faced criminal charges and was convicted to four years in prison. (Ralph,…

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    Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer is a biography. A young man named Christopher Johnson McCandless takes a journey to Alaska to get away from the society and people in his life, like his family. Chris goes to Alaska with no money and the bare necessities to survive in the wilderness. Chris dies because he ended up needing the items he did not have, but Chris did and experienced a lot before he died. Chris makes an identity, which is being stubborn, ungrateful, and only depends on himself and that…

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    Success In Into The Wild

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    In this essay, there will be four of the main articles discussed in my English class and how each of these articles show relation to the essential question “What is success?” These passages include, “Into The Wild,” by Jon Krakauer, which shows success by introducing Chris McCandless and how he had shown his success by leaving home and setting out into the wild to live a successful life in his terms.“Nature,” by Ralph Waldo Emerson, shows how the author believes success is the natural and calm…

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    To crave is to feel a powerful desire for something. This is an emotion each and every human has known. Much of the time as individuals mature, they experience a craving for a sense of their own identity. Into the Wild is a non fiction book by Jon Krakauer about Christopher McCandless and his journey as he discovered who he was, independently from his family. For the majority of his youth Chris idolized non-conformist authors such as Henry David Thoreau, Jack London, and Leo Tolstoy who…

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    self-destruction is to push away the people around you” (Leo). Leo is claiming that loneliness easily causes the destruction of a human. In Jon Krakauer’s novel Into the Wild, he showcases a similar opinion on solitude through the story of Chris McCandless. Chris McCandless runs away from his family and former life to start one of his own, by himself, in the Alaskan wilderness. Similarly, in Ray Bradbury’s novel The Illustrated Man, the idea that solitude plays a huge role in the self…

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    Christopher Mccandless Hero Analysis

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    social norms and live the life he wanted to live instead of the one other people expected him to. Christopher McCandless set out on a journey across America and to Alaska without the necessities that a person needs to survive. In doing so his journey essentially became a suicide mission. “Many Alaskans react with rage to his stupidity. You'd have to be a complete idiot, they say, to die of starvation in summer 20 miles off the Parks Highway.” (Judith Kleinfeld). People who hear Christopher…

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    Analysis Of Into The Wild By Jon Krakauer

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    This book Into The Wild is about how a young man wants to get away from the world. He does escape from society, but ends up dying in the process. The author, Jon Krakauer, does a great job of describing Chris McCandless and his faults. Chris is an intelligent college graduate. He went on a two-year road trip and ended up in Alaska. He didn't have any contact with his parents in all of that time. Krakauer does a great job of interviewing everyone who had anything to do with McCandless…

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    Death of Chris McCandless— Unfortunate or Inevitable On September 6th, 1992, Christopher McCandless’s frozen body, along of his belongings, was found on a bus in the barren Alaskan wilderness. His death was a mystery to the world— even his family barely knew his motivation of living off in the desolated and uninhabited Alaskan land. An American nonfiction writer Jon Krakauer investigated McCandless 's belonging and interviewed his family, and composed a nonfiction Into the Wild depicting…

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    Have you ever sat down and thought about what it would be like if you took the time to live out in the wild, with just yourself? Whether or not if you have, there’s no doubt that it would be difficult, especially if you’re used to living in a society that depends on technology almost daily. In Jon Krakauer’s book, Into the Wild, we get to follow the story of Chris McCandless, and how he decided to live off the Alaskan wilderness. Chris wanted to know what it would be like to live off the land,…

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    In Jon Krakauer’s renowned book Into the Wild, the highly acclaimed outdoorsman and rock climber receives a large volume of mail from readers who read about Christopher McCandless’ great Alaskan adventure from an outside magazine. The widespread reaction among the readers was of McCandless being insane enough to venture out into the brisk Alaskan wilderness alone, -which ultimately caused his “foolish, pointless death” (Krakauer 71). For instance, the hamlet at the head of Stampede Trail saw…

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