Analysis Of Into The Wild, By Jon Krakauer

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Into The Wild written by Jon Krakauer is a biography about a man named Chris McCandless and his struggles after traveling Into the Wild. Into the Wild begins when a young boy just out of college named Chris McCandless decides to disown the rules of society and chooses to live in the wilderness. After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters and conflicts that shape his life forever. This book traces his steps from living in the wild all the way until his body was found on August 1992, on the Stampede trail in Alaska. …show more content…

Walt McCandless was very educated, he was one of the most important NASA engineers of the time. He lived his life in normality by finding a job and a wife and living a simple life. Chris’s father was concerned about him because he wanted Christopher to be normal and grow up and start a family, but Chris McCandless was nowhere near normal. Chris didn’t really like his father.“Chris seemed to be mad at his dad more often after getting his diploma...”(Krakauer,121). He offered Christopher a car and money but he still denied his offers. Christopher always thought that his father was trying to buy his love by always offering him new things. After earning his diploma McCandless explains to his dad that he is going to be gone for a while. He decides to throw away his phone and money and is in no contact with his family at all. His dad starts to worry by calling the police to release a missing persons’ investigation. After finding the car that was left stranded to be flooded in Detrital Wash he understands that it was Chris’s decision to run away and live his life in the wild. Chris McCandless’s dad conflicted his life that eventually led to death, but the greatest struggle that influenced his death was his conflict with food in the

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