The return phase sees Brian discover two parallel mysterious straight lines in the snow. After following these lines, he finds a Rustic Log Cabin in the Woods and it meets a trapping family inside. After a cargo plane arrives on the scene, Brian hesitates about getting on for a Split Second because the Canadian wilderness is now equal to his home. He had mastered it. Brian’s Winter is a book with a somewhat unusual use of the
The main places that are important and add to the story are Alaska because Chris died there and South Dakota because Chris worked there and met important characters there. The setting creates a natural and idyllic mood. The nature of the places Chris travels creates a feeling of wanderlust, yet anxiety because of what could happen. The opening scenes of Into the Wild are in third-person narration, which adds clarity to the story. The opening scene is of Jim Gallien finding Chris on the side of the road and then giving him a ride to Chris’s destination.
Into the Wild tells the story of Chris McCandless, a young man who embarked on an adventure across the U.S. Chris lived for adventure, and sadly met his demise in the Alaskan wilderness. Chris’ death brought about a large debate as to whether Chris was insane or simply idealistic. Krakauer wrote Into the Wild to prove Chris’ sanity and soundly completes that task by using rhetorical devices to persuade his audience. Throughout the book, Krakauer uses ethos to develop Chris’ credibility by providing examples of people who are similar to him. For example, Krakauer provides multiple examples of people who were very similar to Chris, such as Everett Ruess.
Krakauer’s anecdote illustrates how he was drawn to the story of Mccandless and how Chris’s actions, thoughts, and mental processes came naturally. He informs us of the inevitable accidents that can occur while hiking the wilderness, as well as his own mindset during his similarly troubled, youthful years. Krakauer went through similar mental growth as Chris, but had the fortune of surviving where Chris did not. Unlike McCandless, he didn’t have a single minded focus of living an idealistic life inspired by a great such as Jack London or Thoreau, but Krakauer did yearn for something larger than himself. Both he and Chris shared the desire of personal morality.
Chris’ determination, self will, pursuit of happiness and the urge to break free are all explored. He did everything he could, so people wouldn’t be able to find him. Changing his name to Alex Supertramp, eliminating everything he had, and only taking things that he needs. Jon Krakauer's “Into the Wild” is an excellent book about how McCandless traveled to Alaska, and how he conquered his dreams. Krakauer also put some of McCandless’ journals and letters in the book.
Into the Wild, a book by Jon Krauker and a film by Sean Penn, features the journey of Christopher McCandless, the son of wealthy parents who graduates from Emory University as a top student and athlete. However, instead of embarking on a prestigious and profitable career, he chooses to give his savings to charity, rid himself of his possessions, and set out on a journey to the Alaskan wilderness. Chris McCandless claims, “Happiness is only real when shared." One should always be prepared to go into the wild. Chris McCandless, a young adult, made the egotistical decision to venture into the wild leaving behind his loved ones and future.
During life, many people are persuaded to do extraordinary things. In the unprecedented case of Chris Mccandless, he is driven to the edge of society by a childhood discovery which traumatizes him, as well as the ideas of nonconformity and self-reliance. In Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, Chris Mccandless is motivated by a family discovery as well as the ideas and tenets of Transcendentalism, to make his trek into the wilderness of Alaska. In the biography Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, Chris Mccandless unearths a terrible secret kept by his father, which is eventually a contributing factor for his decision to go to Alaska. After finishing high school, Chris decides to go on a summer excursion and travel the country, where he ends up in California, revisiting his old neighborhood.
One example the author gives is the doomed situation a farmer found himself in, and how his coworker instinctively tried to help him, and found himself in the same fatal situation. When his mother and sister saw the danger these two men were in, they tried to rescue them and found the same fate. This is a prime example of what the author calls the “Domino Effect.” This effect is a result of our innately need to help others in moments of danger or distress. “A teen jumps from a dangerous waterfall and disappears; his buddies follow, one after the other, until they all drown” (Wise, 410). This example from the author
This is shown when Ponyboy runs away due to the physical violence of his brother, Darrel Curtis. This reaction, sparked by a negative family member, led to many consequences such as the death of Johnny and Dally. The second quote shows their family bringing and joining together. “Instead of me and Darry pulling him apart, he’d be pulling us together.” (177) This quote shows the Curtis family bringing together and realizing their own issues. The reunion of family led to a change in the personality of a character.
I learned that every friendship comes to an end or a betrayal. I was betrayed once when I had gotten myself into big trouble in the mall, my “BFF” ran from the scene and left me with the mess. Just as in the story, Fellowship had fled from Everyman when something bad was happening but when something good was happening he was there. (Perrine 260-300). This behavior is always true in unhealthy relationships, so called friends