Analysis Of Into The Wild, By Jon Krakauer

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Into the Wild is a short story that took place in 1996. The story is about a guy named Christopher McCandless who decided to set out on a journey to the Alaskan wilderness. He choose to give up his savings to charity and get rid of his possessions. Wayne Westerberg is one of the characters in the story who meets Christopher along his journey. “He...owns a grain elevator in Carthage and another one a few miles out of town but spends every summer running a custom combine crew that follows the harvest from Texas north to Canadian border.”(Krakauer, Pg16) He helps Christopher by offering him jobs and just being there for him overall. After Chris started working for him they got to find about each other.. Wayne, this character from Into the Wild,…show more content…
Bill Gates is a business leader and entrepreneur. He devoted his time and energy to tackle domestic issues. As well as improving health and reducing diseases. This shows him being optimistic, or having confidence that there will be a successful outcome from his choices. For example, when asked about his motivation for giving he replied “ It doesn’t relate to any particular religion; it’s about human dignity and equality… The golden rule that all lives have equal value and we should treat people as we would like to be treated.”(Biography Online). I think that Wayne Westerberg feels the same way which is why he helped out Chris as much as he could. He gave Chris a ride when he needed it an offered him a job working for him. From story states, “Westerberg told the young man to look him up in Carthage if he ever needed a job...gave McCandless employment at the grain elevator and rented him a cheap room in one of the two houses he owned.”(Krakauer, Pg17) Bill Gates and Wayne Westerberg both ran their own business. Wayne Westerberg is the owner of a grain elevator in Carthage, South Dakota. “...Founded and built the world’s largest software business, Microsoft, through technological innovation, keen business strategy and aggressive business tactics.”(Bill Gates
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