Alaska Essays

  • Miles Pudge In Looking For Alaska

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    Miles ‘Pudge’ Halter in Looking for Alaska by John Green is looking for his Great Perhaps. While the book doesn’t state it, and Miles himself might not know, but he found it in Alaska Young. She is his Great Perhaps, the biggest thing to have ever happened to him, the reason Miles was meant to leave his public school and go to Culver Creek. Alaska Young began Miles’ life. On page 5, Miles says, “I was after a Great Perhaps, and they knew as well as I did that I wasn’t going to find it with the

  • Looking For Alaska Miles Analysis

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    possibly connected with the Slavic element name Minu which means “gracious”. Miles has a certain penchant of memorizing the famous last words of individuals. Miles develops a very significant liking of Alaska throughout the book. The novel is told in the perspective of Alaska. This causes the view of Alaska to change because Miles has a enormous liking of her, and multiple perceptions develop throughout the story. Miles does not fit with the meaning of his name. Miles is not a soldier, in terms of that

  • Write A Letter To Alaska

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    along my journey to Alaska who have stimulated different perspectives and outlooks towards me on life. I worked a while back on an agricultural farm for a man by the name of crazy Ernie, who I, truthfully, most regret working with, for he had no intent of paying me for my services. I also worked at a fast food place where I quit a few weeks in, I realized I was miserable and went along with my extravagant journey to Alaska. You are probably speculating how I managed to get to Alaska on my own, I hitched

  • Voting In Alaska

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    But Alaska is a perfect example of why the Electoral College was created. Because it 's such a big state geographically, and because it is so far from the 48 contiguous states, Alaska has unique interests that, many would argue, deserve representation equal to the interests of New York or California. Other big western states with small populations

  • Alaskan Salmon Research Paper

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    has fallen drastically and since 2007 salmon runs have been decidedly below average. It is interesting to note that the salmon population seems to follow a cyclic pattern of highs and lows that can be seen in the provided graph. Salmon runs in Alaska may be characterized by cyclic periods of high and low abundance that may last for decades. These cycles are varied and generally not well understood. The dramatic shift in numbers of returning fish, once thought to be primarily caused by harvest

  • How Is Chris Mccandless Selfish

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    and then finding out your kid is dead. Well this is what happened to Chris McCandless from into the wild who went to live off in Alaska and died. In my point of McCandless is selfish, reckless, and stupid. Chris McCandless was reckless, selfish and stupid he did not care for what he did. McCandless can be described as a reckless person because before going to Alaska he didn 't tell his parents or anyone anything he did not care about the consequences his actions would cost him he also didn’t

  • Chris Mccandless Callarman Argument Analysis

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    McCandless made a lot of mistakes because he was arrogant and that he had no business going into Alaska with his Romantic silliness and he says that he was just crazy. I disagree with Callarman’s argument because I think that Chris McCandless (Alexander Supertramp) was not arrogant I think that he just wanted to learn new things. I also disagree because I think that Chris did have a reason to go to Alaska or else he would not have done it even if it just to go because he likes nature, and I don’t think

  • How Did Christopher Mccandless Explore Nature

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    and started a new life as Alex. He ventured all the way to alaska and had eventually died their. Christopher Mccandless was inspired by Henry David Thoreau a lot and did some of the things that henry did in his life when he went into the wilderness himself.. Mccandless tried to live without modern day technology,and he didn’t ever let society tell him what he needs to do. Chris actually took one of henry’s book with him when he went to alaska. Henry had actually went into the wilderness to explore

  • Was Christopher Mccandless An Inconsiderant Or Hero?

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    In the beginning of the book, Christopher McCandless is graduating college. Before he took his journey to Alaska, he and his family went out to eat. He excites his parents when he tells them if he has good enough grades, he can get accepted into Harvard law. After having dinner with his family, he goes back to his apartment, trashes everything he owns, and unwisely prepares for his journey. In my perspective, I believe McCandless was inconsiderate and an idiot for his actions. I believe McCandless

  • Compare And Contrast Mccandless And Mccunn's Venture Into The Wild

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    men had the same intentions in mind, to set out on the road to Alaska. Their aspirations of Alaska had the same overall dream to live off the land. McCunn went to remain in the wilderness and shoot pictures of wildlife. McCandless went to live a simple life in nature without materialistic influence. They both made it to Alaska and lived their dream for a short time. McCunn ended his journey in the interior and remote part of Alaska. The winters here were deadly cold and a person would have to

  • Examples Of Heroism In Into The Wild

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    before he left for Alaska, when in high school he would spend the weekends delivering food to homeless people and prostitutes in the rough

  • What Is The Theme Of Into The Wild Chris Mccandless Journey

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    We all have the thirst for adventure, no matter how dangerous the journey may be. The novel, Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, tells us the story about a young man named Chris McCandless who had that thirst. Chris decided to take a trip to Alaska and live in the wild. Before McCandless left, he only packed a few things, causing him to be unprepared for this long treacherous adventure. Along the way he has met many people that were willing to help him get to his destination. Everyone wondered why he

  • Symbolism In Looking For Alaska

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    Symbols in Looking for Alaska. In John Green’s novel Looking for Alaska there are many symbols ranging from cigarettes to flowers. The symbols in this novel play a major role in helping to better understand the novel and it’s meaning. The cigarettes, the white flowers, and the smoking hole all represent different things in this novel but all together they help to paint a picture of what this novel is really about. The first symbol in this novel is the cigarettes that the characters seem

  • Chris Mccandless's Fate In Into The Wild

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    obstacles and meets different types of people who evidently help him on his journey in which none of them understand what McCandless is searching for.McCandless spent years of his life just living off mother nature, his goal was to travel to Alaska. Alaska is considered one of the last frontiers of our planet. A state that is largely unpopulated by man. McCandless managed to survive in the Alaskan wilderness for 113 days. At one point he decided he wanted to turn back and retire from his Alaskan

  • Argumentative Essay On Chris Mccandless

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    the advice that was given to him and thought he was smarter and more knowledgeable. I agree Callarman when he said that “Chris makes a lot of mistakes based on arrogance”. I also disagree when he talks about how Chris has no business in going to Alaska. I pretty much agree on some points in Callarmen’s argument. I also disagree with other points in his argument. First why I agree with Callarmen’s argument is because when he states that Chris is bright person. I do believe that McCandless was

  • Chris Mccandless In Jon Krakauer's 'Into The Wild'

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    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. According to Shaun Callarmans analysis Chris McCandless had no business going to Alaska. Callarman thinks Chris McCandless is just plain crazy. Callarman doesn't admire his courage or noble ideas. Even though Shaun Callarman thinks Chris

  • Labyrinth In Alaska

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    turned upside down, he meets Alaska Young. Alaska is a bad influence and completely different than Pudge, yet she takes

  • Chris Mccandless The Wild Character Analysis

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    Chris was a strong man who wanted to escape his life and adventure off to Alaska. Unfortunately, Christ died from starvation. There are many people that have different opinions about Chris. For instance, Shaun Callarman is convinced that Chris McCandless was intelligent but unenlightened. He believed that Chris’s expedition was ludicrous and he never thought about the consequences. Shaun despised McCandless and thought he was unhinged. Though Callarman had despicable judgements towards McCandless

  • Allusions Analysis: Into The Wild

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    the forest but uses bitter imagery- yet somehow still romanticises it. “Alex” was unable to ever see past the facade London had built- given that London had hardly ever spent time in the wild himself and most definitely nowhere near as intense as Alaska. This chapter had described how he had been found and this quote leads back to that because though Chris was intelligent, he did not understand that London had to make nature sound beautiful. Nature ended up getting the last laugh against McCandless

  • Rhetorical Devices In Into The Wild

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    McCandless who decided to go and survive in the wilderness of Alaska without correct preparation. McCandless was a man with as transcendentalist-like mindset, an adventurer, an explorer, and a hiker. He migrated away from civilization and society with the goal of living in solitude and living his life to the fullest through nature. The audience was introduced to McCandless’ views towards society through McCandless’ journey through Alaska, and the depressing yet inspiring events that led up to his death