Summary Of Into The Wild, By Jon Krakauer

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The nonfiction novel Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer retells the bemusing true story of wealthy, free spirited Chris McCandless; also known by the alias “Alexander Supertramp”; who abandoned all his possessions and trekked across America, eventually starving to death in the Alaskan wilderness. Krakauer goes to great lengths to explore McCandless’s background and motivations, interpreted as both foolishness and moving determination. This piece intends to visualize that interpretation, showing both the poetic tragedy and frustrating avoidability of McCandless’s demise. The raging ocean, in shades of green rather than the usual blue, represent the indifferent, greedy wilderness that McCandless ventured in to. It’s chaos in ink matches its chaos

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