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    Into The Wild “Although he was rash, untutored in the ways of the backcountry, he wasn 't incompetent—he wouldn 't have lasted 113 days if he were”. This comment from Jon Krakauer’s book Into the Wild conveys his belief that young Christopher McCandless who is the focus of his novel may have been young and inexperienced in regards to the Alaskan wilderness but he was capable of basic survival as he had demonstrated during his many day’s surviving the brutal environment of the Alaskan frontier

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    and then makes his way to Alaska to live into the wild, which will be his last stop. When in the wild, the transcendentalist ideals shine through as having a positive effect, however, when living in society and reflecting back on society, they reflect a negative response on human nature.When on his own, Chris sees the beauty in the world around him, but with noise and money and working people, he sees the cluttered nonsense of this world. Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer reflects transcendental ideas through

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    Hubris In Into The Wild

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    An idea that played a big role throughout the book Into The Wild is the subtle line between hubris (excessive pride or self confidence) and deliberately living one’s life on the edge. Several Alaskans state that Chris McCandless brought about his own demise by going into the wild without sufficient respect for the wilderness. Others believe that Chris understood the risks he took and that he did so deliberately because he wished to push himself to the limits of his ability. The question would be

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    Into The Wild Risks

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    a new life for himself. He embraces the ideas and morals of Thoreau and Emerson in his journey. In the book, a man by the man by the name of Westerberg discusses about how McCandless is not destroying his possessions and journey around the wild because the wild he is suicidal or unintelligent. “You could tell right away that Alex was intelligent…He always had to know the absolute right answer before he could go on to the next thing.” (Krakauer 18). McCandless shows that the expedition was self-discovery

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    Betrayal In Into The Wild

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    The film Into the Wild is a true story about a young man named Chris Mccandless, who is an Emory graduate eventually found dead in the Alaskan wilderness in September 1992, at the age of 24. Chris grew up in a wealthy Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. and was an expectational student, who from an early age expressed his love and passion for nature. After graduating high school he took the summer traveling the country alone, which he discovers his father secretly had another family during his childhood

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    had. After attending college and receiving a bachelor’s degree, Chris abandoned his family and possessions in order to search and see what "God has placed around us to discover" (57). Jon Krakauer explains his story in the nonfiction book "Into the Wild" by following his journal and interviewing people whom he met along the way. McCandless tried to keep from forming relationships with many people and his family, besides his sister; therefore, he clearly exhibits introvert tendencies. Before McCandless

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    until someone assigns meaning to it. In On Being Zac Morris, Chuck Klosterman writes about what the popular TV show, Saved by the Bell, means to him, by revisiting past memories in his life that prove to be existential. In Selections from Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer writes about the story of Chris McCandless, as he retraces the steps of McCandless’ journey with his friends, which demonstrates the existential aspects of McCandless’ journey. Although Klosterman focuses on his

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    journey of Chris McCandless in his novel Into the Wild. After giving his college savings to Oxfam, Chris left his life behind to venture out west and live a minimalist life. Before writing Into The Wild, Krakauer wrote a magazine article about Chris’ journey. The magazine article created a buzz, with curious readers craving answers and details of Chris’ life. Krakauer delved deeper into the story and wrote what became the popular novel Into the Wild. Although the book is centered on McCandless’ journey

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    Into The Wild Analysis

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    Into The Wild was a tremendous story which Shaun Callarman did not have many positive things to say about Chris McCandless, the main character. He went on this adventure to find out what life is all about in his own eyes. He wanted to see how different living in the wild really was compared to society because he was not satisfied with his living arrangements and household. Shaun’s quote says that he thinks “Chris McCandless was bright and ignorant at the same time. He had no common sense, and he

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    Ethos In Into The Wild

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    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

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    Into The Wild Reflection

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    Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer is intriguing and fascinating. Krakauer’s research of the main character, Christopher Johnson McCandless, is extensive and admirable. The novel begins with the climax of McCandless’s journey and is followed by the falling actions, and the ending immediately after. The rest of the novel follows McCandless’s journey from the beginning of his life and to his death. I found this style of organization provided me with a concise explanation of McCandless’s actions preceding

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    In the book Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer depicts a teenager named Christopher McCandless, who is unsatisfied with the values emphasized by our currently materialistic society. Although many of us today may evaluate his behavior as eccentric and absurd, we must not hastily make judgements about his behavior with our conventional way reasoning. To dive deeply into Christopher’s cognitive process we can analyze a letter written by him to Ronald Franz. In this letter Christopher’s values are laid bare

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    Taking a journey into an unknown state can cause many problems, but with no map or proper equipment, more problems arise. In the book Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, Chris wanted to escape reality/society but he went into the adventure blindsided and unprepared. He did many things and didn’t think of his family and friends back home. When Chris left his whole life behind, he did some questionable things that made him a reckless and arrogant person by not being prepared, throwing his life away, and

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    Throughout Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer gives his own in-depth look of how he feels about the young Chris McCandless. While doing so, he shows the opinions and stereotypes Chris has gained before and after he was in the wild landscapes of Alaska. It conveys how Krakauer feels toward this boy’s journey. Although Krakauer tries to maintain neutrality in analyzing the young Chris McCandless’ life and death, his own views become evident in the Author’s Note. Krakauer describes McCandless as "an extremely

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    because essentially human individuality is corrupted by society and the government. In Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau, the author blames the government for imprisoning the people causing them to lose their individualism. Meanwhile in Into the Wild, Christopher McCandless is fighting society by going off to explore nature with the ultimate goal of being alone in Alaska. Both argue that one must learn to live with themselves and look within and become self-reliant in order to restore what society

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    wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because it is unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature” -Henry David Thoreau, Walden. In Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild, a biographical account of Chris McCandless’s life, after graduating from college, 22-year-old McCandless decides to cut all ties from his family and hitchhike across America

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    Using evidence from the story I can clearly state that Chris McCandless from “Into the Wild” was full of braveness and courage, as well as arrogance and stubbornness. The last time his parent saw him alive he was muscular, clean shaven, and fresh off a college diploma. When he died he was skin and bone and had a very shaggy beard. He had so much to live for and threw it all away to follow his dreams. As has been noted in the previous paragraph Chris McCandless was a brave human being. Chris made

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    Into The Wild Summary

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    The overall plot of Into the Wild starts with Christopher Johnson McCandless graduates from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia Gallien is certain that Alex is not prepared for life in the Alaskan outdoors. Gallien even offers to buy him some decent gear, but Alex denies. Gallien insists that Alex takes his boots and his lunch for the day. Gallien gives Alex his phone number so that Alex can call him if makes it out alive. McCandless meets Jan Burres and her boyfriend Bob, both hippies on the road

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    Transcendentalism, one of the first movements to originate from America and which bore the first American philosophers. These movements are often present in many pieces of American literature and this is no exception in Jon Krakauer’s novel Into the Wild. The historic account retells the story of a young man named Chris McCandless, who adopts the pseudonym Alexander Supertramp and takes to the road, only to die of starvation in Alaska. On the surface it appears to be cautionary tale, but Krakauer literally

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    Pride In Into The Wild

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    People who think they know everything and do everything their own way are very prideful. Pride is a tricky thing because it can lead to failure or even the loss of something valuable like family and sometimes even life. In Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild, the main character Chris McCandless takes great pride in doing things in his own way and not caring if he takes people out of his life forever. Chris changes his name and does not want anyone to know who he really is. Chris just wants to be completely

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