Into The Wild By Jon Krakauer

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Book Arrangement Into the Wild displays, a picture of Chris McCandless on the first page then follows with a map of his travel route to the Stampede Trail in Alaska. There is no table of contents, but there are chapters in the book there is also an epilogue. Also, there is an author's note on how he compiles the book. There are several other maps inside the book, so the reader can understand where McCandless is on his journey. In each chapter, there is a heading with a quote under it relating to the chapter. The book starts with Chris McCandless alive, followed by the discovery of his body foreshadowing future events. Krakauer then follows with McCandless’s final years and then shares the stories of people McCandless meet and then shares stories …show more content…

The first plot tracks McCandless’s journey into the wild, while the second tracks the development of reader understanding of McCandless’s and his motivations. Krakauer is the narrator throughout the book as he further elaborates on certain subjects. So the book begins with McCandless making his finally hitchhiking ride and going into the wild.Then follows with the discovery of his deceased body. As the book continues on with the discovery of his truck and other lost belongings.The story of Christopher McCandless then begins with his epic journey that had a fateful end. His story builds with Krakauer trying to piece together why he left and for what gain. As the book builds up the reader begins to understand why McCandless left he did so because his parents were pressuring him he had a troubled relationship with his father. Krakauer also includes stories of other adventurers who meet the same fate and included and memories of him and letters are also included in the book. Krakauer does so in defense of McCandless to show that it could happen to anyone in the wild. Krakauer close the book with his own visit to bus on Stampede Trail in Denali National Park. In the epilogue Krakauer returns to the bus with McCandless …show more content…

Krakauer also intended to inspire young readers to explore and see where they find their joy he does so by justifying McCandless’s actions.
Logos Krakauer appeals to logos by shedding light into Chris McCandless’s personality he was determined and compassionate.Krakauer wanted the audience to realize that there was more to McCandless than criticizing the government and defying the pressure of society. Krakauer demonstrates this through a strategy which creates a persona for McCandless. Krakauer shows that McCandless has a caring persona by feeding the homeless and visiting underdeveloped parts of town. His carefree persona was confirmed when he McCandless wrote a letter to Ron and wrote “The Joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. If you want to get more out of life, Ron, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty.” By McCandless writing this and Krakauer including this, it is showing McCandless’s philosophy that describes his method of

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