Summary Of Chapter Nine Of Jon Krakauer's 'Into The Wild'

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Chapter nine of Into the Wild, is about the comparison made by Krakauer between Chris McCandless and Everett Ruess- a legendary artist and adventurer who vanished into the loneliness of David Gulch. At the beginning of the chapter, Krakauer quotes the last letter Everett wrote to his brother, Waldo, and proposes that it could’ve been written years later by another nomad: Chris McCandless. For instance, both McCandless and Ruess changed their names, along with their identities, to leave society behind and surround themselves with a greater beauty. In fact, Ruess went by many different names and referred to himself as Captain Nemo- a fictional character that flees civilization in a Jules Verne novel. As a matter of fact, that was the last title
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