This book Into The Wild is about how a young man wants to get away from the world. He does escape from society, but ends up dying in the process. The author, Jon Krakauer, does a great job of describing Chris McCandless and his faults. Chris is an intelligent college graduate. He went on a two-year road trip and ended up in Alaska.
Then four months later in late August, a group of hunters sadly found his dead body. Chris McCandless was very courageous for his decision to go out on his adventures, yet he was inconsiderate for his lack of common sense during the time he was out in the wilderness in Alaska. Chris was born and raised in a wealthy family, and for some unusual reason craved social isolation, due to the bad relationship he experienced with his father. His family had moved to Annandale, Virginia when his father worked for NASA as an antenna specialist and his mother worked for Hughes Aircraft as a secretary. His parents eventually ran a consulting company together.
His parents were told by one of his teachers at an early age that Chris "marched to the beat of his own drummer". Chris never lost his ability to do things the way he wanted and when he wanted to do them. After receiving his diploma from Emory in 1990 he set off on a two-year escapade that would eventually end his life but in my opinion, if Chris could start over he would probably not do things much differently. I think he would still donate his $25,000 to an organization, leave his car in the woods, burn the remainder of his money, and hitch-hiked across the United States. The only thing he might do differently is finding a way not to starve to death at the end of the novel.
Also, in the same letter to Franz, he explains how he thinks that people live within their comfort zones, and don’t take any risks and how much that dampens adventure. When living in your comfort zone, you can’t have any adventure, so by going on this adventure into the woods, he shows how he isn’t living in his comfort zone. He didn’t want to focus on the nature around him like Thoreau, he wanted to focus and explore his own
I feel that Chris McCandless was at a disadvantage when he first started off. Raised by a wealthy family and just graduating from Emory University I feel he wasn’t as prepared as he could have been. Fortunately his father had taken him on hiking trips so he was at least somewhat familiar with the wilderness but in no way was he prepared at all for the severity of the Alaskan wilderness. I think it would have been quite a feat just for Chris to have been able to live off the land in a local forest. To be fair to Chris I’m sure Krakauer didn’t start off by just one day deciding he would climb the Devils Thumb after he was inspired by making it up the climbing wall at the local county fair.
The book Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer, was a very interesting story about a young man going to live out in the wild of Alaska. This young mans name is Chris McCandless also known as Alex Supertramp. He had a lot of courage to go out this trip facing the wild. He has set high hopes for how young he is. Graduating college than leaving directly after graduating and burned all of his money and left his car and most possessions behind.
February 24, 1991: Digs up some items he buried when he ditched his car. February 27, 1991: Buries his backpack and hitchhikes into Las Vegas. May 10, 1991: Leaves Las Vegas. July–August, 1991: Maybe living in Oregon and sends a postcard to Jan Burres. October 1991: Arrives in Bullhead City, Arizona, where he works for two months at McDonald's and is given an RV to live in by an old man named Charlie.
Jon Krakauer’s book, Into the Wild, and film production by Sean Penn was a true story about a college graduate who grew up with a luxurious life and had parents who were mainly worried about the materialistic things. He decided that it was time for him to go his own way. He donated all his money to charity and went on an adventure into the Alaskan Wilderness. His actions and decisions to leave his life behind without stating anything to anyone, including his family, caused many opinions to circulate around McCandless actions. Many can argue about whether he was foolish and selfish for getting up and leaving everybody in his life behind and then dying, and many others can argue that he was just someone who wanted to discover himself and stop
For instance, he didn’t contact his sister even though they are very close, and while he meets new people and becomes fond of them he makes sure to maintain a certain distance between them. As McCandless walked the earth for two years with “no phone, no pool, no pets, no cigarettes. Ultimate freedom. An extremist. An aesthetic voyager whose
Good authors always find a way to simply relate their story to their audience. And the writer of Into the Wild Jon Krakauer indubitably does this with the usage of rhetorical devices throughout his factual story of Chris McCandless, a youthful Emory college graduate whose body is strangely discovered in an old transit bus deep in the Alaskan wilderness in September of 1992, 24 years old at the time. The author recaps meaningful events of McCandless and his journey leading to the point of his death and successfully controlled the rhetorical devices of characterization, comparison, logos, ethos, pathos and numerous others in order to encourage to the audience that Chris was not some weird psychotic kid that the general population