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A Psychologically Framed Expoloration of Human Nature: The Wild Duck

- The Wild Duck one of Ibsen’s later plays not only shows his great talent for mimesis writing with a social depth and distinguished realism, it offers a psychological framed exploration into human nature. The first scene focuses on social space both in terms of class and family. The Wild Duck offers an illusion or picture of reality. We can analyze and discuss many patterns of actions in the play as a whole. In Act II a pattern of actions that caught my attention was the constant effort on behalf of Greger, to free Hjalmar from the illusion that his family is perfect....   [tags: Wild Duck, Ibsen, plays, psychology, social, ]

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Value of Color and Light in Henrik Ibsen's Wild Duck

- The Value of Color and Light in Henrik Ibsen's Wild Duck   In the Wild Duck, Henrik Ibsen begins his play by emphasizing the value of color and light. He uses the theme of light to contrast Old Werle, a stingy rich man, with Old Ekdal, a poor helpless man. Ibsen connects the color green with the loss of eyesight of Old Werle. A possible affair between Old Werle and Gina, Hedvig's mother, may suggest the cause of Hedvig's loss of sight. By using sun and moon, Ibsen establishes the atmosphere of the scene....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen Wild Duck Essays]

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Illusions and Realities in Ibsen’s Plays The Wild Duck and Ghosts

- Illusions and Realities in Ibsen’s Plays The Wild Duck and Ghosts In Ibsen’s The Wild Duck, illusions and reality are set into a conflict within the story of a son’s personal desire to confront idealism. Throughout much of the play, the son, Greger, argues the value of truth with the reluctant Dr. Relling. Relling insists on the importance of illusions, but fails to discourage Greger’s intentions and a play that begins as a comedy quickly turns into a tragedy because of these conflicts....   [tags: Ibsen Wild Duck Essays]

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Wild Duck - Naturalistic & Symbolic

- The Wild Duck one of Ibsen's latter plays not only shows his great talent for mimesis writing, with it social depth and distinguished realism it offers a psychologically framed exploration into human nature. Even the plays structure, such as the juxtaposing of the Werle's wealthy, over indulgent, powerful status with that of the Ekdal's menial, disgraced, impoverished existence. By opening the play in the lavish, `elegant' social space belonging to Werle then introducing the space on which the majority of the action ensues, that of the crude, humble communal room in the Ekdal's home....   [tags: World Literature]

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Into the Wild Timeline

- May 12, 1990: Christopher McCandless graduates from Emory University with honors. He tells his parents he is going to spend the summer in his Datsun driving around the country. June 1990: Chris mails his final transcript to his parents and a short letter. This will be the last time they hear from him. July 6, 1990: At Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Nevada. July 10, 1990: Leaves his car on the side of the road after a flash flood. He gathers a backpack of items and sets out on foot. July–August 1990: Hitchhikes to California where he meets Jan Burres and her boyfriend Bob....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

- Story Narrative "Christopher McCandless (Alex/ Chris) graduates from Emory University and he went on a road trip. Then he decided to leave his family forever. " A truck driver name Jim Gallien- an electrician- picked up Alex- a hitchhiker- his real name is Christopher Johnson McCandless). The hitchhiker says he is from South Dakota and requests a ride to Denali National Park. Gallien sees Alex as an intelligent young boy that lacks the necessities for surviving in Alaska. Chris took his yellow Datsun car to Nevada....   [tags: story analysis]

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Death and Duck Season

- Death and Duck Season In the short story "Duck Season," T. Alan Broughton introduces an everyday family from upstate New York, during the windy, fall season. The protagonist, Gracie, is dying of cancer, while her husband and children live in denial and try their best to carry on with their lives. Broughton uses the repeated structural device of flashback to depict a vivid image from the eyes of a lonely, bed-ridden Gracie. In looking at this story from a structural criticism, it can be broken down into seven parts that reinforce the theme: Cherish the time with a loved one because it can end in an untimely manner....   [tags: Broughton Duck Season Essays]

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Analysis Of ' Into The Wild '

- ... Westerberg recalls, “A couple of times I tried to tell him it was a mistake to get too deep into that kind of stuff… He always had to know the absolute right answer before he could go on to the next thing” (15). This tendency that Chris had to get stuck on an idea gave him grit. It is clear that he was able to hold passion for the adventure of Alaska for years, before actually going there. This personality trait could have also gave him the confidence and the willpower to survive the harsh conditions that he faced....   [tags: Into the Wild, Christopher McCandless, Alaska]

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The Film Of Into The Wild

- The scene opens to the vast Alaskan frontier. A sole man treks through the cold snow and ominous mountain range. That man is Christopher Johnson McCandless. His story first came into the public’s light after Jon Krakauer published an article detailing McCandless’s endeavours in the January 1993 issue of Outside magazine. Since then, McCandless’s story has been shared worldwide, and with this wide-ranging audience comes a wide-spectrum of varying opinions concerning McCandless. Academy Award-winning filmmaker, Sean Penn presents his own take on the life of Christopher McCandless in his 2007 film adaptation of Into The Wild....   [tags: Into the Wild, Christopher McCandless]

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Into The Wild

- Into The Wild       In the book Into The Wild the main character Alex did some questionable things. Although he did some unusual things, he was sane. Alex was well educated and highly respected by everyone who knew him.      Christopher McCandless came from a rich suburb of Washington D.C. He excelled in school and had been an outstanding athlete. He graduated with honors from Emory University in the summer of 1990, and soon after he dropped out of sight. He changed his name from Chris to Alex, gave his twenty-four-thousand dollar savings account to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, and burned all of the cash in his wallet....   [tags: Book Into Wild Essays]

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Analysis of Into the Wild, by John Karkauer

- Into the wild is a book about a young man, who leaves society to hitchhike to Alaska and live alone in the wilderness. “Christopher Johnson McCandless graduated from Emory University in May 1990 with a degree in history and anthropology”p.20. “toward the end of June, Chris mailed his parents a copy of his final grade report.”p.21. He was a well educated man. He had many opportunities in life to be successful. “It was the last anyone in chris family would ever hear from him”.p.22. By August, Chris’ parents received his grades in the mail....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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Transcendentalism in Into The Wild, by John Krakauer

- Transcendentalism has been felt by all humans at one point or another, the outcome all depends on whether or not this feeling is acted upon. Various sources have all explored transcendentalism and its effects / outcomes, and these sources have ranged from songs, to poems, to books, and even movies. All of these sources tend to lead towards one distinct definition. This definition can be supported by all of my material and transcendentalism is best defined, through these sources, as a philosophy that reality should be explored through spiritual means, involving a unique spiritual connection with the natural world around you....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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Into the Wild: Comparing the Book to the Movie

- Everybody expects to see the best parts of the book when going to see a movie that is based on a book, but most of the time “The book is better than the movie” and that is what happened in Into the Wild. The movie’s theme is somehow same but the way it is presented quite different than the book. The book Into The Wild, is a travel essay written by Jon Krakauer. It is about a young suburban man from a well to do family who hitched hiked to Alaska without informing his family. He was Christopher Johnson McCandless, a fine man but stubborn with his own idealism....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer

- Into the Wild, written by Jon Krakauer, is the story of a young man named Christopher Johnson McCandless who ventured off to Alaska and tried to survive in the wild. McCandless grew up in Annandale, Virginia where he attended school and made very good grades, rarely bringing home anything below an A. His father, Walt worked for NASA for a little while, before starting his own business with Chris’s mother, Billie, out of their own home. They worked hard and for long hours to get the business up and running and it finally paid off....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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Into the Wild: Comparison of Different Characters

- “Into the Wild” is a famous novel based on a true story written by Jon Krakauer. He actually wrote an article about a young Emory graduate Chris McCandless death. Later, he deeply investigates those facts which exactly led McCandless to a mysterious and miserable end. Story covers all the important aspects from the poor boy’s life including his family history. Author throughout the story remind the readers that McCandless’s adventure ends tragically. Chris McCandless was a very gifted athlete and scholar who belong to a rich family....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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Into the Wild: Chris McCandless is a Coward

- The distinction between whether an individual is to be considered a hero or a coward lies in their death. The difference is the impact, and the impact differs for a hero than a coward. When a hero dies, the magnitude of the impact on society is greater as society reflects on all the positive achievements that have been accomplished. Their death is more of a rebirth of a soul, the rebirth of hope. However, a coward dies many times before their actual death. The mistakes and tragic falls are considered to be these multiple deaths....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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Into the Wild: Book vs Movie

- Undeniably, Krakauer’s transcendentalist appeal format and Sean Penn’s Byronic appeal both have their benefits and drawbacks in recapturing the life story of the rather arcane Chris McCandless. However, the precise accuracy and constant focus on McCandless in the movie, in conjunction with the Byronic and romantic theme, best brings out the true meaning of his life story. The portrayal of McCandless’s parents truly illustrates how he felt about his early life, and perhaps hints at the driving forces for his cross-country extravaganza....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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Into The Wild, by Jon Krakauer

- The tone is set in this chapter as Krakauer uses words to create an atmosphere of worry, fear, and happiness in McCandless’s mind. “The bush is an unforgiving place, however, that cares nothing for hope or longing”(4). McCandless is on the path of death, which creates worry and fear for the young boy. “He was determined. Real gung ho. The word that comes to mind is excited,” (6). Alex is very excited and care free, which Krakauer used to his advantage in making the tone of Alex’s mind happy. The author creates tones to make the reader feel the moment as if the readers were sitting there themselves....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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Into The Wild Synthesis Essay

- ... All of these variables resulted in Chris despising the society from which he benefited from. This led him to seek a simpler existence. This is a novel concept and notwithstanding his obvious errors and judgment. Jon Krakauer describes Chris’ mistakes in the passage, “ He Embarked on his expedition alone, no money, no car, no phone. He only had the things in his backpack to survive.” Krakauer tells the reader in this statement that Chris McCandless made mistakes that cost him his life. If Chris had the necessary materials he needed, he could have survived in the wild....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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Trancendentalism in The Call of the Wild, by Jack London and Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

- This need for transcendentality is real and strong, especially in the two novels The Call of the Wild, by Jack London and Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer. Transcendentalism is the belief that thought and spiritual experience is more important than everyday experiences and material belongings. The main character in the call of the wild is buck, a dog forced into trancendality as he was kidnapped and handed a brutal northern life. The main character in Into the wild is Chris McCandless, a young man who chooses the call of nature over modern society, also demonstrating transcendentalism....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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The Search For Happiness in Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild

- Chris McCandless was a very unique individual. In Jon Krakauer’s book, Into the Wild, he tries his best to make sense of McCandless’ journey to the Alaskan wilderness. However, he never really figured out what McCandless’ purpose of the trip was. Looking at McCandless’ life throughout the book, I believe that Chris McCandless went on his journey to find happiness within his own life and did achieve it in the end. Throughout his adolescent to young adult years it was very clear that Chris had an attachment to the wild....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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Settings and Themes of Into the Wild, by John Karkauer

- Into the wild is a non-fiction autobiographical book written by Jon Krakauer. The book, Into the wild, a controversial foray into the eccentric life of Christopher McCandless, is a true story based on the life of a young man. Many readers view Chris’ journey as an attempt to get away from his family and his old life. The setting of a book often has a significant impact on the story itself. Different settings in the book contribute to the main Characters’ actions and to the theme as a whole. This can be proven by these points: Theme of Young manhood; Theme of Survival in the wilderness and independent happiness....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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Into the Wild: Chris McCandless is a True Hero

- The famous story of Chris McCandless’s journey, Into The Wild, provokes the reader to ask a certain question at the end of it all: Is Chris McCandless someone people should look up to. Or is he just another person who bit off a little more than he could chew. With various accounts from people who met this young man in the novel, it’s hard for someone not to show bias on this topic. Many viewed him as brave and heroic for his accomplishments; others viewed him as an unprepared, ignorant child who left a great life to escape his personal endeavors....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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Theme and Setting of Into The Wild, by Jon Krakauer

- “Into The Wild” by John Krakauer is a non-fiction biographical novel which is based on the life of a young man, Christopher McCandless. Many readers view Christopher’s journey as an escape from his family and his old life. The setting of a book often has a significant impact on the story itself. The various settings in the book contribute to the main characters’ actions and to the theme as a whole. This can be proven by examining the impact the setting has on the theme of young manhood, the theme of survival and the theme of independent happiness....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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Into the Wild: The Tragedy and Triumph of Chris Mccandless

- It is like a tag on a shirt that keeps bothering your tender skin, it is the reason why you rip the tag off and make your own choices while walking into the unknown land of the wilderness, striving for the adventure that has dire consequences if executed improperly. Walking the unknown land of Hades abyss might have taken the sensitive life of one man, but it was done in a blaze of glory with no regrets. This man of course is Christopher McCandless in the book, Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, which is based on a true story....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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The Search For Truth in Into the Wild by John Krakauer

- Who is Christopher McCandless. McCandless was born February 12, 1968 in El Segundi, California. Later on, due to Walt McCandless', Christopher's father, success as an aerospace engineer "[Christopher] was raised in the comfortable upper middle class environs of Annandale, Virginia"(Krakauer 14). Similarly to many people today, Walt McCandless made injurious decisions; during the birth of Christopher and his sister, Carine, Walt was still married. In turn, this leaves them to be bastard children....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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Analysis of Jon Krakauer’s Into The Wild

- Chapter 1 (Language/ Techniques used to create tone) In the first chapter of Into the Wild, Krakauer is able to establish the tone by using certain words and techniques to further punctuate it. By the way he writes, it is clear that the tone is objective. He shows this by not inputting any of his own opinion or beliefs in the first chapter. Instead, he just went with the facts. In addition, his word choices show that the tone can also be classified as serious. “He persuaded the young hitchhiker to take the food as well” (7)....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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The Search For Freedom in Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild

- An obsession can begin with the smallest of events. Ideas, real or fancied, of what one’s life could be like without the ties that bind them, positive or negative, consume the mind and create visions of freedom from the demands of family, government, or even society as a whole. McCandless’s discovery of his parent’s indiscretions was the onset of his obsession; an obsession which grew exponentially over a short period of time that fettered him to the notion that to be truly happy and free, he must rid himself of everyone he had ever known and everything he had ever owned....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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Labeling of McCandless in Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild

- Many people get sensible and feel miserable at the sight of cruel remarks on what they believe is sacred. Jon Krakauer wrote the book, Into the wild, to express his thoughts about his disapproval on what several people assume about Christopher McCandless, the main character. This people label McCandless stupid for leaving to Alaska without the vital equipment. To prove that he is not “stupid” for doing this he used appeal to pathos, appeal to logos and appeal to ethos. By comparing Krakauer’s own life experiences and other peoples too to McCandless, he gave a little perspective and demonstrated that the negative remarks of many people were not correct for someone else had performed the same...   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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Personal Reflection on Into The Wild, by Jon Krakauer

- Krakauer said “McCandless change his name, gave the entire balance of a 24 thousand-dollar saving account to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his pocket” (Author’s note). Family is an important factor in everyone’s life; apparently that was not enough for Christopher McCandless. I have been fortunate to live with my family my whole life. Since I was little, my family has taught me how to be humble. My family and I are adventurist and we like going out camping and having different experiences in each place we go....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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Into the Wild: Chris McCandless as Role Model

- There had never been and there would never be someone exactly like Chris McCandless. Chris has a middle class background and stands out from his peers because he believes that society restrains his independence. He leaves his past life and wanders America heading toward the lonely Alaskan wilderness to find who he really is. He discovers ways of moving to Alaska despite leaving behind all of his possessions and social status. Chris’s sincerity and integrity earn the respect of the people he meets....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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Into The Wild By Jon Krakauer

- ... Krakauer is able to provide his ethos in the article by indicating his authority on all things McCandless. The new evidence of the cause of McCandless’ death is the main topic of the article. Krakauer goes on to talk about the coincidental findings of a book binder from the University of Iowa, who was able to inform him of the actual cause of McCandless’ death. The book binder was familiar with a chemical called ODAP which was used during the Second World War in a concentration camp. Evidence illustrated that McCandless displayed the same symptoms as seen in victims in the camps....   [tags: Into the Wild, Christopher McCandless]

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Chris Mccandless 's Into The Wild

- ... Not only does Miller mentions a tragedy must have a possibility of victory, he also describes the flaw that the tragic hero should encounters, “The flaw, or crack in the character, is really nothing--and need be nothing, but his inherent unwillingness to remain passive in the face of what he conceives to be a challenge to his dignity, his image of his rightful status.” By saying, “...flaw...need to be nothing, but his inherent unwillingness to remain passive...conceives to be a challenge to his dignity” reflects how a fault or the flaw which the tragic hero encounters has to have no effect on him....   [tags: Into the Wild, Christopher McCandless]

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Into The Wild By Jon Krakauer

- In the book Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer wrote about Christopher McCandless, a nature lover in search for independence, in a mysterious and hopeful experience. Even though Krakauer tells us McCandless was going to die from the beginning, he still gave him a chance for survival. As a reader I wanted McCandless to survive. In Into the Wild, Krakauer gave McCandless a unique perspective. He was a smart and unique person that wanted to be completely free from society. Krakauer included comments from people that said McCandless was crazy, and his death was his own mistake....   [tags: Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer]

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Into The Wild By John Krakauer

- “What is the purpose of life?” This simple question intimidates many who refuse to confront the reality of life. Living in a fast paced world consumed by technology and materialism, it is difficult for one to examine what is truly important to live life wholly. Because of this struggle, many settle with unhappy lives, wallowing in fear, regret and dissatisfaction. In John Krakauer’s novel Into the Wild, he examines the short life of Christopher McCandless, a courageous man who detached himself from his past life in order to pursue something elusive in the Alaskan bush....   [tags: Christopher McCandless, Into the Wild]

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Into The Wild By Jon Krakauer

- ... the this “mud” is thrown around in order to uphold one’s image and stability of one’s home, in McCandless case, his father lied about his affair and child in order to keep his current family together. McCandless believed the dishonesty was an outcome of society 's idea of a perfect life, for we, “are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism”(57). Unlike many, McCandless thrived off the danger and struggle of surviving in the wild, so he never considered living a conventional life....   [tags: Into the Wild, Christopher McCandless]

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Into The Wild By Jon Krakauer

- ... Another person Chris made a big impact on is Jan Burres and Tracy. Jan and Bob, her boyfriend, found Chris on the side of the road picking berries and decided to give him a ride. During this time, Chris shared some of his past with them and got to know Jan more but he eventually hit the road again. But months later, after communicating through letters and postcards, they meet again in a place called the Slabs in Niland. Throughout the novel, there was only two occasions where Chris was intimate with females....   [tags: Into the Wild, Christopher McCandless]

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Into The Wild By Jon Krakauer

- ... It was Walt 's wealth that blurred his judgement, and evoked carelessness from right versus wrong.Walt would use this substantial wealth as a worker for Nasa to justify the authority he had over his family. It is believed that the wealthy begin to lack most of the key ethics that lover individuals seem to grasp, “Their feelings of compassion and empathy go down,and their feelings of entitlement,of deservingness,and their ideology of self-interest increases,” (Piff,1) It is proven that wealthier people tend to act more unethically, and immorally than others....   [tags: Into the Wild, Christopher McCandless]

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Into The Wild By Jon Krakauer

- Into the Wild Being in the wild is a great experience, it opens doors and bridges inside one’s mind. It allows people to be inspired, to find hope. It gives people a sense of direction and helps people conquer challenges that they never thought they would achieve. The example left behind by a young man named Christopher McCandless in Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer demonstrates how living on the road and surviving off the land can prove to be a pilgrimage and help enlighten others to go out in search of their own philosophical ideals....   [tags: Christopher McCandless, Into the Wild]

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Into The Wild By Jon Krakauer

- Chris McCandless, a man who went into the wilderness and died in a bus, in the cold wilderness of Alaska, after living 114 days in the Alaska cold. Though, before ending up in Alaska Chris was constantly on the move. Yet he somehow was able to meet people and befriend them. Such people were Wayne Westerberg, Jan Burres, her boyfriend Bob and finally Ronald Franz. In the end, of meeting all these people, Chris ended up leaving such a strong impression on each of them. Though why did Chris McCandless leave such a strong impression on them....   [tags: Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer]

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Into The Wild, By Jon Krakauer

- What is a perspective. A perspective is someone’s point of view. It could also mean a particular belief toward or a way of regarding something. In Chapter 14 of Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer says, “My suspicion that McCandless’s death was unplanned, that it was a terrible accident, comes from reading those few documents he left behind and from listening to the men and women who spent time with him over the final year of his life. But my sense of Chris McCandless’s intentions comes, too, from a more personal perspective” (134)....   [tags: Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer]

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Into The Wild By Jon Krakauer

- ... With no means of survival left and mold in his system from rotten berries, the final scene of the film illustrates McCandless’ acceptance of his fate. He finally finds the answer to the question he had been running around the world for, the haunting epiphany that “Happiness is only real when it is shared”. In a world where people are slaves to their careers and society’s expectations, McCandless presents a fresh perspective, though many negative reviews have been hashed about the film. Why should anyone watch a film that depicts an ignorant, suicidal, and unprepared teen that caused his family so much hurt....   [tags: Into the Wild, Christopher McCandless]

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Into The Wild By John Krakauer

- ... His letters to others clearly show that he thought it very possible he would not survive, yet he still did. He also did not take all the necessary safety precautions. For his peculiar way of regarding others and his lack of concern for death, many thought Christopher McCandless insane, when he was not. Others believe McCandless to be a “reckless idiot”; of the many things McCandless could be described as, a reckless idiot is not one of them as McCandless is intelligent and the evidence for which he is called reckless for is weak....   [tags: Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer]

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Into The Wild By Chris Mccandless

- ... Their fathers turned violent and hateful, leaving them to fend for themselves in their own homes. For Chris, Walter McCandless would beat his wife in front of him and his sisters, giving him a painful and emotional childhood. For Krakauer, the downhill slope began when his father got infected with polio. His painkiller drug addiction made him a hostile and bitter old man and slowly pushed Krakauer’s mother to leave them. Krakauer himself admits that his father was a, “volatile, extremely complicated person, possessed of a brash demeanor that masked deep insecurities....   [tags: Into the Wild, Christopher McCandless, Riot]

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Into The Wild By Jon Krakauer

- ... Although he was aware of this situation, McCandless addressed to Franz by card “You had a wonderful chance on your drive back to see one of the greatest sights on earth, the Grand Canyon…But for some reason incomprehensible to me you wanted nothing and bolt for home…Don’t settle down and sit in one place. Move around be nomadic, make each day a new horizon.” (57) The author conveys to the reader how before McCandless meets Franz he was at times troubled because he was nomadic and did not settled in an area for so long, yet as McCandless bonds with Franz he seems to forget all the problems and even recommends Franz to follow his way of life....   [tags: Into the Wild, Christopher McCandless, Wilderness]

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Into The Wild By James Krakauer

- Society has become a place dependent on the technological advances humans have created, and have lost sight in how back, millions of years ago, humans survived off of the land. In the novel, Into The Wild by James Krakauer, the author narrates the life of Chris Johnson McCandless, otherwise known as Alexander Supertramp, which is his alter-ego he created after leaving his old life behind to go on the road and live off the radar and on the land. James writes about the journey of Chris McCandless and how he changed many people’s lives in the process of changing his own....   [tags: Into the Wild, Christopher McCandless, Wilderness]

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Christopher Mccandless 's Into The Wild

- ... Next, before Chris died in the harsh Alaskan wilderness, he was a role model to those he touched. One man in particular who Chris made such an impact on was 80 year old Ronald A. Franz. Chris inspired Franz to travel and relish in what the world and what it has to offer. As Chris says to Ron, “Don’t settle down and sit in one place. Move around, be nomadic, make each day a new horizon. You are still going to live for a long time, Ron, and it would be a shame if you did not take the opportunity to revolutionize your life and move into an entirely new realm of experience....   [tags: Christopher McCandless, Into the Wild, Alaska]

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Christopher Mccandless 's Into The Wild

- ... “‘he’d been surviving on edible plants he identified from the book. Like he was real proud of it.’”(Krakauer 30). McCandless’ insistence on eating only plants can be seen as having a greater meaning behind it. An article by Dr. Clay Routledge published in Psychology Today explains the reasoning behind why we act or do things. Dr. Routledge states, “that one 's mind is programed to participate in activity that we find pleasure in, all inevitably leading to discovering something new within yourself.”(Psychology Today)....   [tags: Christopher McCandless, Into the Wild]

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Christopher Mccandless 's Into The Wild

- ... “‘he’d been surviving on edible plants he identified from the book. Like he was real proud of it.’”(Krakauer 30). McCandless’ insistence on eating only plants can be seen as having a greater meaning behind it. An article by Dr. Clay Routledge published in Psychology Today explains the reasoning behind why we act or do things. Dr. Routledge states, “that one 's mind is programed to participate in activities that we find pleasure in, all inevitably leading to discovering something new within yourself.”(Psychology Today)....   [tags: Christopher McCandless, Into the Wild]

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The Wild By Jon Krakauer

- ... He took acceptance to this risk because of determination, this leads to the true reasons why he escaped to the Alaskan terrains. Furthermore McCandless become very infatuated with being deep in touch with nature as the authors he had read about Thoreau, Emerson, Tolstoy, and London. I believe McCandless really wanted to be like these men and have the experiences they had written about; and each of these men have some sort of ties together as well in my opinion. There are multiple quotes from experts and stories that Chris would relate to and possible follow....   [tags: Into the Wild, Christopher McCandless]

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The Wild By Jon Krakauer

- Living Deliberately in the Wild: Transcendentalism and into the Wild Into the Wild, a true story written by Jon Krakauer, is about Christopher McCandless, also known as Alex Supertramp who estranged himself from his family and others who do not understand his desire to live deliberately. Chris McCandless went on his path to happiness, explored the challenges of living solely in nature and overcame them, but also had many triumphs along the way, which he embraced. Chris’ determination, self will, and his desire for happiness were all explored....   [tags: Into the Wild, Christopher McCandless]

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The Wild By Jon Krakauer

- ... If he had listened to all the instruction given to him since grade school Chris probably wouldn’t have followed his ‘great Alaskan odyssey.’ He was aware of the help he had but instead follow his way of doing things. If Chris would’ve listened to his parents he would have been alive. Once Chris developed a skill or a lesson he outgrows the skill and learns from it. With the great skill Chris had it opened up jobs in which made it easier for him to get a job. Once he was traveling up north and down south, he had already planned his trip to Alaska....   [tags: Christopher McCandless, Into the Wild, Alaska]

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The Wild By Jon Krakauer

- No one is perfect, not even those who feel superior to others; however those who wish to follow their dreams are more alive than ever. Of course, no one makes wise choices but following your own aspiration makes a person more alive. The reason for this is because they are following their own dreams. In fact, the people who go out and follow their dreams are explorer or achievers but the vision of their dreams can become fatal. Chris McCandless was a hitchhiker who went out to Alaska to get away from society....   [tags: Christopher McCandless, Into the Wild, Alaska]

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Review Of ' Into The Wild ' By Ang Lee

- An individual’s discoveries and the steps leading up to one’s discovery can change according to the morals and background of an individual. To discover, one must gain knowledge or awareness of something that was not known before . There are three different types of discoveries; first time, rediscovery of something lost, forgotten or concealed and discoveries that vary according to values and contexts. In the film ‘Life of Pi’ directed by Ang Lee, Pi discovers a spiritual connection within himself and also with an adult Bengal tiger named Richard Parker as well as a post-modernist worldview....   [tags: Christopher McCandless, Into the Wild, Bless you]

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Chris McCandless' Search For Truth in Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild

- Human nature tells us to want what we can't or don't have. Everything from people to a toy to a kind of hairstyle – we just always want what isn't ours. Chris McCandless from Jon Krakauer's Into The Wild is no exception. He lives his life as part of an upper-middle class family, is smart, and goes to and does well in college, but he still feels like something is missing from his life. He want something completely opposite of the life he's used to. Chris McCandless spent a lot of time looking for something entirely different from what he already had and while he found true happiness it eventually lead to his demise....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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Into the Wild, by John Karkauer and Jack London's To Build a Fire

- John Karkauer novel, Into the Wild displays a true life story about a young man by the name of Christopher McCandless, who creates a new life for himself by leaving civilization to live in the wilderness. The story displays how Christopher develops and matures throughout the story by prevailing harsh predicaments and learning valuable lessons on the way. Christopher’s character evolves by comprehending several new lessons and such as finding true pleasure, disregarding other people’s judgments, as well as realizing that material things are just material things and nothing else....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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Was Chris McCandless Prepared When He Went Into The Wild?

- The book about Chris McCandless’s journey into the Alaskan bush, Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer, received a lot of criticism about Chris being foolish for being unprepared. From the articles that I have read, most of the sources do believe that he was poorly prepared for his journey. But there are a few people who believe he was prepared mentally, and an even smaller amount believe he was fully prepared. I believe that Chris only knew what he was doing mentally. He did not have the correct tools or the developed skills to survive, for an extended period of time in the wild....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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The Importance of Following Dreams in Into The Wild, by Jon Krakauer

- Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer about a young mans names Chris McCandless who's dream which become reality, but then ends up in a tragedy. Jon Krakauer is a very unique author which his story creates many emotional and valuable lesson throughout the story. The author uses many way of telling the story buy enhancing the reader understanding in rregrades to the point of view of the story line. The author, Jon Krakauer expresses and explains this stroy in many unique ways throughout the entire book using other authors quotes to tie in with his story, the constant change in the setting, and references the creates a unique structure to the book....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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Our Relationship With Nature Explored in Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild

- In Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer explores the human fascination with the purpose of life and nature. Krakauer documents the life and death of Chris McCandless, a young man that embarked on an Odyssey in the Alaskan wilderness. Like many people, McCandless believed that he could give his life meaning by pursuing a relationship with nature. He also believed that rejecting human relationships, abandoning his materialistic ways, and purchasing a book about wildlife would strengthen his relationship with nature....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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The Hero’s Journey in Into The Wild, by John Krakauer

- In the novel, A Hero’s Journey, Joseph Campbell, an American mythologist, writer, and lecturer, states that “every decision made by a young person is life decisive. What seems to be a small problem is really a large one. So everything that is done early in life is functionally related to a life trajectory” (Campbell). In mythic criticism, the critic sees mythic archetypes and imagery connecting and contrasting it with other similar works. Certain patterns emerge, such as a traditional hero on a journey towards self actualization....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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The Imperfect Chris McCandless of Into The Wild, by Jon Krakauer

- You can write novels, poems, and short stories about it, but you’ll never truly understand the beauty of life until you experience it for yourself, until you immerse yourself in it. Every person has their own set of wants, needs, and desires. But it isn’t until you go out and do the things that you’ve imagined, that you really discover what you love. Every person has a unique mind; every person has the capacity to share different views. If you asked every person in the entire world what they believe the meaning of life is, you would receive several answers....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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Jon Krakauer’s Use of Rhetorical Devices in Into the Wild

- Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild, describes the adventure of Christopher McCandless, a young man that ventured into the wilderness of Alaska hoping to find himself and the meaning of life. He undergoes his dangerous journey because he was persuade by of writers like Henry D. Thoreau, who believe it is was best to get farther away from the mainstreams of life. McCandless’ wild adventure was supposed to lead him towards personal growth but instead resulted in his death caused by his unpreparedness towards the atrocity nature....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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Relationship Between the Society and the Individual Explored in Ceremony and Into the Wild

- The society and the individual have a strong and close relationship. It has been noted that an individual is formed and shaped in relation to the society in which he or she grows in. The society provides the individual with the necessities of life and it is the duty of the individual to use these necessities in the most reasonable way without exploitation. The society provides economic, political, cultural and social structures that help the individual carry out his or her daily duties effectively....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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Chris McCandless' Search For Truth in Into The Wild, by Jon Krakauer

- John Karkauer novel, Into the Wild tells a true life story about a young man by the name of Christopher McCandless, who creates a new life for himself by leaving civilization to live in the wilderness. The story exhibits how Christopher develops and matures throughout the story by prevailing harsh predicaments and learning valuable lessons on the way. Christopher’s character evolves by comprehending several new lessons such as finding true pleasure, disregarding other people’s judgments, as well as realizing that material things are just material things and nothing else....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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Chris McCandless' Search For Truth in Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild

- Death is never easy to accept, especially the death of someone young and full of life. In John Krakaur’s bestselling novel, Into the Wild, Chris McCandless is a young man that leaves everything behind to create a new life. Chris is so determined to get his epic journey that he is willing to leave behind everyone he cares about. McCandless’ had a noble goal – to find his true self outside of the constraints of an organized society and return to “nature”. A philosophy espoused by Tolstoy, Muir, Rousseau, Kerouac and Thoreau and others, McCandless believed that person was essentially free only in state of nature, in connection with himself, the earth and exempt from the material needs and wants...   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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Analysis of the Film, Into the Wild, Directed by Sean Penn

- When people read a book that they like they cant wait to see the movie that is based on the book. Many people criticize the movie or are not satisfied. While you watch this movie it is visually breathtaking and easily relatable. Chris McCandless is played by Emile Hirsch who does an outstanding job of portraying McCandless. McCandless’s parents are Walt and Billie McCandless. In the book they are portrayed as a little stuck up and snobbish. Sean Penn is a screenwriter and director for the movie adaptation of Into the Wild by John Krakauer....   [tags: Into the Wild Movie]

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To Build a Fire by Jack London and Into The Wild, by Jon Krakauer

- Imagine you were someone who could do whatever thing for his own personal gain. How could the feeling of taking over a certain part of the world be like. Wouldn’t it be nice to realize that you have the supremacy to do everything. All of this is generally considered a fantasy of mankind. There is no man or women that can do all. There was one fellow, who had this feeling, of conquering a certain space from which not many people attempt to do. This man, Chris McCandless, had been filled with hubris in his mind to conquer the outside part of society, the wild....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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Introspection in How to Tell a True War Story, and Into the Wild

- In the text, “How to Tell a True War Story” Tim O’Brien expresses his thoughts about the true war story and how the war story is changed according to the person who tells it. Jon Krakauer illustrates Chris McCandless’s journey into the Alaskan wilderness and reasons for McCandless’s gruesome death in an isolated place, in his book “Into the Wild.” O’Brien relates introspection and a soldier’s war story by saying that the war story portrays the feelings of a soldier. A soldier’s war story is not the exact war story; it is the illustration of that particular soldier’s perception....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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The Legacy of Chris McCandless of Into The Wild, by Jon Krakauer

- Ultimate freedom is an odyssey everyone, at least once in their lifetime, tries to conquer. Chris McCandless did everything in his power to try and capture that freedom he was searching for. He ultimately gave up his own life during that quest. Did he find what he was searching for. We may never know. Very many people have diverse opinions on this character. Chris McCandless was not selfish. He was a young, well-educated boy. His parents handed him everything on a silver platter; he wanted to prove not only to himself but to everyone else he could do things on his own....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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Character of Chris McCandless of Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer

- Life is never easy, no matter how hard we try to short cut and escape the inevitable difficulties. After College is when life sets in, when work becomes a necessity and we all begin to find a place to settle down. People respond differently to different situations. Some of us embrace the freedom and the ability to earn money and spend money indiscriminately. Others crumple under the social pressures placed on us. Christopher McCandless is a perfect example. Settling down and raising a family, providing for that family and creating a sustainable lifestyle are important and high stress things that we all must deal with if we are to enjoy the finer things in life....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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The Character of Chris McCandless in Jon Krakauer’s, Into the Wild

- The appeal of being a coward is the opposite of being an adventurous, free-spirited young man; both behaviors contradict each other. Nevertheless, an individual with both characteristics can be identified in Jon Krakauer’s, Into the Wild. Christopher McCandless has a sublime life, until he decides to abandon his standard of living and isolate himself in order to endure a risky life-taking adventure. One may consider McCandless as an adventurer for challenging himself and living off the land, but still others consider him to be a coward for turning his back on his problems....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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Use of Literary Techniques in Into The Wild, by John Krakauer

- The author skillfully uses literary techniques to convey his purpose of giving life to a man on an extraordinary path that led to his eventual demise and truthfully telling the somber story of Christopher McCandless. Krakauer enhances the story by using irony to establish Chris’s unique personality. The author also uses Characterization the give details about Chris’s lifestyle and his choices that affect his journey. Another literary element Krakauer uses is theme. The many themes in the story attract a diverse audience....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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Into the Wild: Christopher McCandless' Escape From the Confines of Society

- The gripping tale of a young man who leaves all that he has and goes to live amidst the natural world, Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer showcases the two years Christopher McCandless had spent journeying throughout the United States before his unfortunate death. After graduating from Emory University in 1990, McCandless disconnected with all of his past relations and abandoned the majority of his possessions. McCandless’ decisions either seem extremely unwise or extremely courageous. He had a comfortable life with few worries yet he still chose to toss it all away and venture into unknown territories....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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The Foolish Christopher McCandless of Into The Wild, by Jon Krakauer

- In 1990, when he was 22 years old, Christopher McCandless ventured out into the Alaska wilderness in search for true happiness, and 2 years later he suffered a tragic death. An aspiring writer, Jon Krakauer, found McCandless’ story fascinating and chose to dedicate 3 years of his life to write a novel about him. The book entitled “Into the Wild” tells the tale of Christopher McCandless, an ill prepared transcendentalist longing for philosophical enrichment, who naïvely, failed to consider the dangers of isolating himself from human society for such a long period of time....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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Maestro by Peter Goldsworthy and Into The Wild, by Sean Penn

- In Sean Penn’s film Into the Wild the importance of understanding ones sense of identity is expressed through the character Christopher McCandless, the protagonist of the story. He vanishes from his mainstream life and ventures alone to the great Alaskan wilderness, we emphasis with him as he journeys for the search of freedom and happiness. Through representations of panning camera shots and verbal expressions throughout, the responder can easily relate to Chris’s revelations and views on society....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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The Foolish Chris McCandless of Into The Wild, by Jon Krakauer

- Many people dream about leaving everything behind and starting a new life, but it’s not as easy as it seems. Learning how to adapt to a new environment may be a challenge. In the book Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, Christopher McCandless has no knowledge of the conditions he’s going to face when he arrives in Alaska. I would classify Christopher McCandless as a fearless crazy guy, because he leaves his well-shaped life behind. McCandless is not prepared for his expedition to Alaska, because he’s not familiar with the different lifestyles....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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Wild Animals Should NOT Be Kept in Captivity

- It is said that in order to protect the wildlife, we need to be educated about the wildlife that inhabits our planet. As humans, and the superior species on Earth, we put exotic animals, aquatic and terrestrial, in zoos or aquariums where people can go to see them to learn more about them in order to protect them. It just so happens that by putting these animals into captivity, we are causing more damage to them, just as damage is occurring in the wild and more species are becoming extinct. Animals should not be held in captivity; it does not save them from going extinct, but helps kill them off....   [tags: Wild Animals in Captivity]

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The Fiction Of John Krakauer 's Into The Wild

- ... Frankly, there is no possible way for you to diagnose someone after their death, nor even make claims that they are mentally unstable and unwell. This is especially true for a “journalist” like Medred, who presumes that McCandless had to have something wrong with him at the time that he went to seek out something new in his life. In Medred’s article that compares politician Sarah Palin to Chris McCandless ( McCandless and Palin, the woodsman and the politician ), he starts off by saying that “this is not a rap” on McCandless or Palin before immediately diving in to accuse McCandless of being schizophrenic and a “paranoid-type person”, pointing to an article issued by Brown University on...   [tags: Into the Wild, Christopher McCandless]

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Holden Caulfield And Into The Wild By Jon Krakauer

- ... He mentioned to Phoebe, “you know what I’d like to be. I mean if I had my goddam choice?” (Salinger 173). Then he continued to say, “you know that song ‘if a body catch a body coming’ through the rye’ I’d like-” (Salinger 173). Caulfield had a wish to save the innocence of little children from falling off the cliff in the big rye field. In the novel of Into The Wild, Chris McCandless has a bright future ahead of him. “Chris brought home good grades” (Krakauer 114) says Hathaway. Chris McCandless went into the wild without wanting to save anyone from society....   [tags: Into the Wild, Christopher McCandless]

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Chris Mccandless 's Journey Into The Wild

- ... Gallien gives McCandless a little advice to help him with his journey and even sends him a pair of better hiking boots because Chris’s were not waterproof. Gallien tells Chris, “wear two pairs of socks, and your feet ought to stay halfway warm and dry” (Krakauer 6), to help him solve the problem of his big boots. Gallien plays an important role in Into the Wild because he foreshadows how his trip will go. The minute he knew Chris was serious about going into the wild, he told him he was not prepared....   [tags: Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer]

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