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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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  • Into The Wild, By Jon Krakauer

    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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  • Jon Krakauer Reflection

    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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  • Into The Wild By Jon Krakauer

    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

    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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  • Mccandless In Into The Wild, By Jon Krakauer

    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 McCandless as a intelligent,…

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  • Analysis Of Into The Wild By Jon Krakauer

    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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  • Reasons In Into The Wild, By Jon Krakauer

    Intentions Reveal the Opposite In the book, “Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer, Chris McCandless is a young man who was born into a wealthy middle class family and graduated from Emory College. Instead of embarking on a profitable career that would continue to support his reputable character, he decided to give up his possessions that would connect him to a life full of laws and expectations, and undertake a journey to the Alaskan Wilderness. Although Alex Supertramp, the name Chris gave himself,…

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  • Nonconformity In Into The Wild By Jon Krakauer

    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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  • Into The Wild By Jon Krakauer: An Analysis

    While reading Jon Krakauer’s book Into the Wild the reaction from people can differ from person to person on the death of Christopher McCandless and his journey into the Alaskan mountains. But these reactions are all based on personal experiences that are influenced by what has happened to someone in their own life. In our eyes we easily judge someone without knowing what they have gone through in their life or who they really are. We can analyze the way we perceive situations in our lives from…

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