In early April, McCandless sent a letter to Ronald Franz saying that, “You will see things and meet people and there is much to learn from them” (Krakauer 58). The reason why McCandless sent that letter because it resulted in him establishing a trusting aptitude. For Krakauer, he arrived in a small town in Alaska called Petersburg and he met a woman named Kai Sandburn who was very easy to talk to. Due to their easy conversation, Krakauer “confessed my climbing plans to her, and to my relief she neither laughed nor acted as though they we...
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...sins in his life. The difference between McCandless and Krakauer in their adventure tactics is that McCandless did not want any connection with the outside world, but Krakauer was anxious to have some kind of communication.
In the end, both Krakauer and McCandless went on a quest to fulfill their desires. It is true that they share some common similarities about certain matters that changed their lives. Of course, I feel that McCandless was very stubborn about not needing any help out in the wild when he was in a far-reaching position. On the other hand, I feel that Krakauer was more responsible than McCandless because he was aware of the situation that he was in. As a final point, Jon Krakauer defends his story due to the close relation of his and Christopher McCandless’s ethics and character, but those small variations is what culminated in their life and death.
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