Into The Wild, By Jon Krakauer

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Into the wild
In history, there is a reoccurring theme of people criticizing the accomplishments and failures of others, which is based on their past causing the reader to form bias. Jon Krakauer’s Into The Wild, illustrates how Christopher Johnson McCandless, the protagonist, is criticized for his failures and accomplishments. Krakauer’s bias and writing style influences the reader’s opinion of the protagonist and elucidates the grip wilderness had on American imagination, relationship between father and son, and the allure of high-risk activities for young men of certain mind. The way these themes are presented is what causes the development of the reader’s opinions throughout the narrative and drive the reader.

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The author and McCandless tend to look at the wilderness as absolution to their problems, “he intended an utterly new life fro himself” (22). In the book, deserts function primarily as means for Christopher McCandless to challenge himself. Not only does he fear the desert insufficiently; he behaves as though it has been put there purely in order to test his skills. Through Chris’s experiences in the wild, we learn that he learns some answers by going out into the wild, but we also see that going out there into the wild is what eventually killed him. Krakaur is very descriptive when it comes to talking about the wilderness, and uses that to make the reader realize what our current nature has to offer. His ability to change the readers point of view is impressive because one is able to see understand what nature has to offer into our lives can be extremely appealing to Americans but it can also be very misguiding. This beliefs of imagination are what caused Chris’ death, he had so much ahead of his life but that didn’t matter to him. McCandless went out there and lived in poor conditions, “He lived on the streets with bums, tramps, and winos for several weeks”

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