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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

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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

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    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

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    Shem Pete’s Alaska is about the wonders that Alaska has to give. Shem Pete focuses mainly on rivers located in Alaska in this book, such as the Skwentna River, Matanuska River, Turnagain Arm, and so on. Shem Pete gives a brief description of each river, the surroundings, and the culture within the area. From what I have read, every place that Shem Pete talks about, has their own language, and is very diverse and the rivers of Alaska has the most beautiful rivers in the world. Not only are these rivers

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    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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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    kidnapped and sent to the far north to be a sled dog. His life changes in a way far beyond where he lives, what he does, and how he is treated. The harsh environment of Alaska changes his characteristics to where primitive instincts buried deep within him are seen. These would never have been expressed if he lived in California, however in Alaska it is about surviving and therefore it is necessary. With this new side of Buck, the remote wilderness begins to appeal to Buck as he is tempted and eventually does

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    is to get around without money? Chris McCandless might be courageous but he is also Adventurous. This is why I think Chris McCandless is Adventurous. Chris´ whole story is about him being adventurous and wanting to live his dream going north to Alaska. If

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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

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    life,he eschewed ambition and materialism in favor of living as close to nature and as far moved from society as he possibly could.He was alienated from his parents who could never understand him.Chris McCandless sought a more fulfilling existence in Alaska(Callarman,2016). Chris Mccandless chose a solitary life to get away from his parents,they never understood what he wanted.He chose to give all of his money away to charity,he rid himself of everything that he had to set out on a worthless

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    prepared him for the bitter cold climate and the lack of food he had in Alaska. McCandless was not prepared physically or mentally and he did not bring anywhere near enough supplies for someone planning to spend the summer in the harsh environment of Alaska. While it wasn’t foolish for Chris to go out and try to find happiness for himself, it was foolish of him to have been unprepared to begin a difficult adventure in Alaska. Chris McCandless

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    The novel “Into the Wild” is about a man known as Chris McCandless, who takes a spontaneous journey across America and into the wilderness of Alaska where he attempts to live off of what he thinks he knows about survival. McCandless embarks on this adventure because he wants to escape his family and the way his parents live. Throughout the book, elements of the gender theory are present as far as what McCandless does and how he handles different situations in the novel. According to the gender theory

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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

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