Analysis Of Into The Wild, By Jon Krakauer

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Superman is a man of superhuman powers who time and time again, saves Metropolis from certain doom. However Superman is an extreme example, a hero is generally someone of great courage who does something for the greater good despite the risk involved. Jon Krakauer, author of Into the Wild, wrote a book about a young man named Chris McCandless who abandons his old life to attempt to be self reliant in the wild. Krakauer believes Chris to be a man of heroism, however Chris was far from hero, he was a man who was selfish and ill-prepared who had a dream that turned into a nightmare from his own doings. All of Krakauer’s opinions of Chris are just false hopes and misinterpretations of his life and the purpose of his journey.
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Krakauer believes that his and Chris’s trip were similar, drawing the connections that they had both gone to the Alaskan wilderness. Krakauer went to Alaska with the goal of reaching the summit of Devils Thumb. Chris eventually went to Alaska as part of a vague journey that has the goal of being self reliant. Krakauer didn’t care about being self reliant on his trip, as he had a plan drop off supplies to him while he was on the mountain. Krakauer explains the moment when the plane arrived, “The pilot buzzed (Krakauer’s) tent three times in quick succession, dropping two boxes on each pass” (141). Krakauer was prepared for his trip, planning when he was going to get fresh supplies, and who was going to get him to where he needed to be and when. Chris would never think about having supplies dropped off to him on his journey due to his beliefs on being self reliant, as Krakauer explains “Since (Chris) had announced to his parents that, on principle, he would no longer give or accept gifts” (20). Chris’s and Krakauer both had gone to Alaska, but they had vastly different trips and goals of what they were doing there. Krakauer planned his trip to summit Devils Thumb, while Chris improvised his journey and relied on himself or chance of others charity for getting the necessary means of

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