Jon Krakauer's Into The Wild

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As Oprah Winfrey once said, “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” Adventures are both rewarding and life-changing; they continue to be remembered all throughout a person’s legacy because ultimately, the person who went on the adventure went solely to undergo the long journey ahead of them. Interestingly enough, the bigger picture of adventure, both an exciting and a nerve-racking experience one faces can often create a positive bias for someone else since he or she is in favor of all what went into making the adventure so memorable and illuminating. Similarly, Jon Krakauer, the author of the national bestseller Into the Wild, has a positive bias towards the main protagonist of the book, Christopher McCandless. Christopher McCandless embarked on a journey to Alaska, something he had always dreamt of doing. Hitchhiking to Alaska changed how McCandless chose to live and view his life, which explains one of the key factors in why Krakauer has such a favorable bias towards Christopher McCandless. Within Krakauer’s novel, he demonstrates, through the use of multiple literary strategies in both chapters 6 and 7, that he has a positive bias towards Chris McCandless, illustrating how McCandless shapes into a character with uniquely noble ideals and philosophies. Krakauer intertwines multiple literary conventions in his writing, including imagery, repetition, and literary allusions, in order to generate detailed images in our minds; therefore
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