Analysis Of Into The Wild, By Jon Krakauer

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In the Novel Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer, the author of this Novel, tells the story of Chris McCandless an hitchhiker who was found death in a remote area in Alaska. The Novel details his experience throughout his journey and why he decided to go on his expedition. McCandless graduated from Emory University with honors. After his graduation, McCandless decided to donate his college savings and personal belongings to charity and embark on his expedition of self-discovering. McCandless friend Andy Horowitz, who both went to High school together and was on the same cross-country team states, “He was looking for more adventure and freedom than today’s society gives people.” This chapter set the foundation on why McCandless decided to go on his adventure. …show more content…

Krakauer came to the river where McCandless was unable to cross. Krakauer states, “If he’d known about it, crossing the Teklanika to safety would have been a trivial matter. Because he had no topographic map, however, he had no way of conceiving that salvation was so close at hand.” Basically, Krakauer is stating if McCandless was aware that there was a basket he could have use to cross the river he would have survive. However, Krakauer point out that since McCandless did not have a map he was unable to see that he was miles away from

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