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    novel. Krakauer uses syntactic permutation to symbolize the unknowing thoughts of McCandless, regionalism of Alaska to symbolize the isolation necessary, and an aphorism all as rhetorical devices to justify leaving civilization to find one’s individuality. Krakauer begins the novel in medias res, which causes an interruption in the organization and lack of information about McCandless, in which case, he must use syntactic permutation to give all the information necessary and mirror the unknown thoughts of McCandless. Throughout the novel, Krakauer changes point of view to gain different perspectives of McCandless as well as jump to a different point in time. He begins chapter two with a narration and description of the setting of the Stampede Trail, but then switches in the middle of the chapter to “Thompson made it to the far bank” (Krakauer 11). In addition to chapter two’s deduction, chapter three begins with describing Wayne Westerberg as a “hyperkinetic man with thick shoulders and a black goatee” (Krakauer 16). This displays the switches in perspectives given to readers to develop a better understanding. The aforementioned quotes also confirm the use of syntactic permutation by hinting at the complexity of the sentence structures to physically describe characters, but conversely to focus on the plot. For example, when Walt and Billie McCandless find out their son has left Atlanta, Krakauer first describes that “Chris had moved out at the end of June” (Krakauer 22).…

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    Whenever Cheryl Strayed sees shelter, she feels relieved and wants to stay there awhile. In the novel, shelter represents safety and comfort. As Cheryl embarked on her journey through the Pacific coast, she felt happy with the dirty motel room because it sheltered her from the elements and kept her cool in the hot California desert.. In the same way, she enjoyed her tent when on the trail. All the hikers had to stop somewhere at some point to get rest, food, and shelter no matter how much…

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    represents being free from other people and their authority over him. During his whole life, he found authority rather oppressive, especially demonstrated by anyone who he felt only had such power over him for arbitrary reasons. To live completely alone, where the laws of nature are the only ones he needed to follow, was his ultimate freedom. Yet, since this sort of freedom required certain isolation from everyone and everything, it drove Chris on a journey north to Alaska, where he wished to…

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    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 suitable for everyone? Put yourself in Chris McCandless’ shoes; you’re alone and traveling to Alaska, you voluntarily did this to yourself with little food, a bunch of books and it's just you…

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    brave, and adventurous man Chris McCandless. McCandless travels all of the United States before eventually making his last treacherous journey into the Alaskan Bush. What Chris McCandless does not know before going into the Alaskan Bush is that it would soon lead to his slow, cold, and lonely death. Chris McCandless was portrayed with many different characteristics of himself in the book Into the Wild, but mainly his drive for reducing dependence on property. Early on in the book Into the Wild…

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    He went through a variety of places. He went through a cold desert then he tried going through the waters of Mexico. He was able to cross the border however his map lead him to a dead end in the waters of Mexico. He got to know people and even worked for someone which ended up not getting paid. Then he caught a ride from a truck driver where he then ended up in the stampede trail of Alaska. At first galien thinks McCandless is another delusional visitor to the Alaskan frontier however he then…

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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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    Christopher Mccandless

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    Throughout his conoeing adventure he battled some very brutal waters and encountered some dangerous waterfalls and storms that some people would not survive. After re-entering the United States, Supertramp picked up odd mindless jobs like McDonalds and Wayne Westerberg's grain elevator to make a little money to use to purchase survival necessities for his travels. Along his journeys, he met new people yet never introduced himself by his real name because he did not want people to know his true…

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    He sent mail to Westerberg and Burres after arriving in Fairbanks. These letters are alarming and lead me to believe that he either knew that he would never return from Alaska or that he didn’t care whether or not he would. These letters are also enclosed. He gets a ride from Jim Galleon to the Stampede Trail. He arrives three days later at the abandoned bus in good spirits. Chris hunted for six weeks and had good luck. He found that the trail was too difficult to keep going on and stayed in the…

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    world we have the yearning be an the adult, which is filled with excitement of all the unknown. The other world is the world of adolescence, which is controlled and offers protection. This war between the two worlds is not only emotionally forced on a person, but physically, socially, and ethically as well. For Chris McCandless a 22 year old in, “Selection From Into the Wild” this longing to hold on to his youth and yet gain freedom from and society 's restrictions, and his traumatic childhood…

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