Jon Krakauer is a hiker that writes stories about wild decisions in nature, the story of Christopher McCandless is one of them. His decision to write about McCandless is that his death brought so much mystery and a lot to talk about. After Krakauer wrote his first article about McCandless, it brought a lot of controversy. Then Krakauer decided to go on an adventure in the look for reasons of McCandless wild actions, then he decided to write a book describing every action McCandless took. Krakauer connected McCandless to other risk takers from the past and mainly himself. After getting involved in the story of McCandless, Krakauer found out that they had a lot in common. Kr...
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...nted him to survive. The audience expected a twist in the story and we all wanted McCandless to survive. Krakauer had evidence that said that McCandless was not normal from typical society, however every person he meet noticed his good side. In the story Krakauer is able to persuade us about McCandless because he was a good person doing a wild dream. McCandless never hurt or offended anyone, he wanted to accomplish his wild dream while also making a positive impact on the people he meet in his journey. Krakauer backed McCandless when people said he was a kook because Krakauer could have end up dead in Alaska too. Krakauer experienced a similar life to McCandless’s which helped him relate and connect to the brave decisions McCandless made during his journey. Krakauer is able to persuade us that there is people like McCandless in this world, but they have not died yet.
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