Into The Wild By Jon Krakauer

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Into the Wild Essay Into the Wild is written by Jon Krakauer and is a biography.This book is the story of a man named Chris McCandless who graduated from college with a three point seven grade average and gave all his savings to charity .He then attempts to live off of the wilderness and is picked up by many kind people who agree to take him wherever he wants to go.All of these people offer him food ,shelter,or supplies but he refuses to take them stating that he wants to live off the wilderness.He very often is described to be a very independent person due to the actions that he takes in the book.He is characterized like this because he uses some people to get what he wants,he refuses help from anyone,and he usually stays away from …show more content…

A person that gets close to him is Ron Franz.He was the last person left out of his family and felt like Chris was the closest person he had to a son.He cared for him very much and helped him as much as he could.“Even when he was sleeping ,I was happy just knowing that he was there.”(Krakauer 55)Ron was very attached to Chris that he asks Alex if he could be his grandson.When Alex hears this he says they will discuss this when he got back from Alaska ,but he never came back. “ Chris McCandless ,uncomfortable with the request ,dodged the question:”We’ll talk about it when I get back from Alaska,Ron.’ ”(Krakauer 55)McCandless also never speaks to his parents after they have offended him by giving him a car .The reason he stays away is because he thinks that his parents are trying to buy his respect.“ I’m going to have to be real careful not to accept any gifts from them in the future because they will think they have bought my respect.”(Krakauer 21)Chris McCandless’ identity is constructed throughout the story when he uses people to get what he wants,refuses help from others,and stays away from anyone who gets too close to

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