Analysis Of Into The Wild By Jon Krakauer

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In “Into the Wild” (1996), Jon Krakauer claims that Chris McCandless’ life resulted the way it did due to his failed relationship with his father. Krakauer juxtaposes his own relationship with his father to that of Chris and his by comparing how both men failed their father’s expectations while also contrasting how their lives and relationships turned out as a result. “The revelation that he was merely human” (149) helped assist Krakauer in order to forgive his father and shine light on why Chris reacted the way he had, while also sorting out the details of his life until death. Krakauer seemingly addresses people who are experiencing a similar situation because he justifies Chris’ actions in an unbiased, reverent tone, rationalizing his actions
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