Summary Of Into The Wild, By Jon Krakauer

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Into the Wild, a narrative on the adventures of Chris McCandless through the last few years of his life up until his death at the young age of 24. Chris comes from high-middle class family with a college education. Jon Krakauer narrates Chris’s story starting with his death then works his way through the events that lead to that moment. Initially the story was just a piece that Jon wrote for the Anchor newspaper which developed into this book where he has more depth into McCandless’s life also incorporating fragments of his own life that he identifies with Chris. Jon Krakauer also had a dangerous, possible fatal expedition up the Devil’s Thumb in Alaska. Keeping that in mind, Krakauer states that “I won’t claim to be an impartial biographer” …show more content…

He had learned in the summertime before he was off to the first year in college the truth of his father. His dad was still in a relationship with his first wife while he was with McCandless’s mother. Learning the news which didn’t come from his parents made his blood boil and is iterated quite clearly to his sister, Carine before he left to never be seen again. Chris slandered his parents stating “I’m going to divorce them as my parents once and for all and never speak to either of those idiots again as long as I live. I’ll be through with them once and for all, forever” (qtd. Krakauer 64). When someone states such a statement right before they disappear it was due whatever subject he was last angered that forced him to use his words to cut ties to people. He didn’t have the ability to solve the issues with his parents which is due to his childish complex. He thought since the people that were imperfect were his parents was baffling to him. Since it was his family they aren’t allowed to make mistakes. He could travel to the rougher parts of town and talk to help the prostitutes and homeless and tell them how they could help themselves out of the situation that they were in but has the inability to speak to his own flesh and blood (Krakauer 113). There some issues in his thought process when it comes to is parents but it’s a part of his

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