Analysis Of Chris Mccandless In Into The Wild, By Jon Krakauer

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Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer, tells the story of modern-day transcendentalist Chris McCandless was a 24 year old engrossed with living on his own in the Alaskan wilderness. In Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer characterizes Chris McCandless as persistent and naive. McCandless was not shy when it came to his end goal in life; he knew what he wanted and was willing to do absolutely anything to acquire his dream. The first character trait Chris is construed as by Krakauer is his persistence in pursuing his dream. When caught in a flood caused by a vicious storm, “McCandless took to the sea… he wrote fewer than a hundred words over the month that followed.” (Krakauer, 35) This backs Chris’ persistent nature by showing that even though he could have
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