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    In order to truly justify the journey the main character departed on in “Into the Wild,” by Jon Krakauer, a reader must first understand the motives the author had for writing this nonfiction story. As a young teen, Jon Krakauer was always into adventure and nature. According to his biography, “Jon Krakauer grew up in Corvallis, Oregon, where his father introduced him to mountaineering as an eight-year-old... After graduating from Hampshire College in 1976, Krakauer divided his time between Colorado, Alaska, and the Pacific Northwest...For the next two decades, however, his life revolved around climbing mountains” (Krakauer Bio 1). This is a clear allusion to his main character, Chris McCandless, who also was a young college educated man from a well-to-do family who had a little money saved up when he decided to chase this dream of the…

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    Jon Krakauer Analysis

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    I support Jon Krakauer because he experienced deaths and suffered but he made it to the summit and went back down. He made it to Camp 4 but the others weren’t there yet one of them made it to camp 4 and stayed with Krakauer. Although he had doubts of Everest he wanted to make it to the summit but people from his group died on Everest, he wished he never climbed Everest. Jon wrote an article of Mount Everest and his experience there. He cared for his group but he worried about himself mostly, I…

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    Jon Krakauer Reflection

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    The author, Jon Krakauer portrays this story by having many interviews with people that encountered Chris McCandless’s presence along his journey to Alaska. By interviewing these people Jon Krakauer is giving the readers real life evidence of what these people thought about Chris and his journey. The way he structured this book really interested me and gave me the feeling that I was actually reliving Chris’s journey. The passages in italics at the beginning of each chapter set the tone for the…

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    meaning of life while roaming in the margins of society and in nature. In 1992, he met his end after living alone for months in the wilderness of Alaska. A few years later, Jon Krakauer decided to tell his story through the book Into the Wild, which was written based on interviews with family members and people who Chris met through his voyage, as well as on a journal he kept. Alternatively, in the novel Disgrace, J. M. Coetzee writes the story of David Lurie, a fictional character, and allows…

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    resource, but still be unable is get the audience to think a certain way. Jon Krakauer is one of the rare exceptions. Krakauer brings in numerous research, quotes, stories and evidence. Krakauer grew up in a parallel story to Chris McCandless, going on adventures at an early age. Krakauer has had his own fair share of dramatic nature expeditions including a climb of the Devils Thumb in Alaska and Mount Everest in Nepal. Both adventures cause him to be on the brink of death. In his novel, Into…

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    Analysis Of Into The Wild By Jon Krakauer

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    books. Among the authors were Thoreau, Tolstoy, Gogol, Crichton, Pirsig, L?Amour, and a plant journal? (Krakauer 162). Chris wanted to live on as little as possible. Some people say he had a death wish, but I think he just was an introverted person who was angry at everyone. He thought he could do just as well by himself. He stayed on the Stampede Trial, about five miles from Denali National Park. He lived all by himself, without any communication from the outside world for about three…

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    The book Into the Wild is about Chris McCandless and his journey from Atlanta, Georgia to Healy, Alaska where he eventually died in an abandoned bus. After the news of his death had spread, many people had accused him as “stupid. tragic, and inconsiderate” person. The author of this book Jon Krakauer instead of criticizing McCandless that he claims that he was in fact a normal person. Krakauer’s evidence, potential biases, and his conclusion along with the opinion from a park ranger from…

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    Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer is based on a transcendentalist named Chris McCandless. Transcendentalism is defined as having an awareness of nature and yourself. Krakauer pulls similar themes from works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Michael Donovan. A common theme these four authors display is self-reliance. Self-Reliance is the act of recognizing your own thoughts and emotions In Emerson’s works Nature, Self-Reliance, and Concord hymn, he uses different environments for…

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    Purpose: In Into the Wild, while Jon Krakauer shows the consequences of choosing living differently, he clarifies that Chris McCandless’s different life philosophy results in his overall happiness. Jon Krakauer uses Into the Wild to show that being ambitiously different causes overall happiness for the individual. McCandless believes happiness is connected with new experiences; therefore, the key to a happy life is to consistently go through change and chose a different life style (Krakauer…

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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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