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    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

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    Chris McCandless always wanted to live on his own and in the wild, however that would soon become a mistake. In the novel Into The Wild the main character, Chris McCandless, hitchhiked to Alaska. He had given $25,000 to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Chris McCandless was influenced by many literary heroes, but the three that influenced him the most were Jack London, Henry David Thoreau, and Leo Tolstoy

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    he has a great influence on Ike and the wilderness. “The Bear” is not only about the life of Old Ben, but it is also about the wilderness, racism, possession of land, and the meaning of humanity. The interpretation of wilderness Faulkner present in his book is that the forest represents an essential connection among liberty and humanity (Radloff). Through allusion, William Faulkner uses imagery and symbolism to connect liberty and humanity with the wilderness. William Faulkner, with the successful

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    human expansion and natural preservation can be established. Perhaps in the future, mankind will have a new home among the stars, and nature on Earth will finally be left to freely run its course. Works Cited Cronon, William. "The Trouble with Wilderness" The Norton Reader. Ed. Peterson Linda, John Breton, and Joan Hartman. 10th ed. New York: Norton, 2000. 651-654. Eichler, Barrett. Personal Interview. 17 Oct. 2002. Kentucky Coal Education. Coal Education Question and Answers Forum. 20 Oct

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    Brian's Winter by Gary Paulsen. The book takes place during present time and during winter. The location is the wilderness in Canada. The surroundings were filled with pine trees and and bushes everywhere. There are many wild animals such as birds, rabbits, and other larger animals. Also the ground was covered in snow and the temperature was freezing. The mood that the setting creates is miserable. For example “But it rained steadily for five days and while it rained it colder, so by the fifth day

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    The idea of Nature can often unfold itself in many ways and forms. We can either perceive it in a literal fashion, in which we describe nature as we see it, or we perceive it in a fashion that is more metaphorical, such as in the personalities and reputations of people or animals. Throughout the rise of literature and art, individuals have tried to embody and capture the essence of the natural world in their works. Even before times of Romanticism and the Renaissance, early civilizations constructed

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    he blamed no one. He wrote of no regrets. In fact his final message to the world, left on the door of the bus he perished in read “I have had a happy life and thank the Lord. Goodbye and may God bless all.” McCandless didn’t plan to die in that wilderness, but he accepted his fate with open arms because it was the fate that he wrote. Not many of us can say that we alone wrote our story. And in a sense, had the ability to tell that story to the

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    Wild Response

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    strength through the long grieving process from the loss of her mother. The unexpected, horrid journey on the Pacific Crest Trail has changed her character in a way that she can now bear living another day in life; she now is married with two kids. The wilderness taught her how to find her own inner self-actualization. From heroin abuse to multiple sexual encounters, Strayed was finding different paths to feel something within her again; to feel alive. “I get to do this. I get to waste my life. I get to

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    agree with this point. What I do object to is the idea that we can reproduce nature either through physical means, or through a shift in the social beliefs and feelings toward nature. What he means by this is that the concept of "nature" or "wilderness" has not existed, and cannot exist independent of a cultural genesis: "What a society takes to be a natural environment is one"(219:A:3). Krieger claims that our conceptions of nature have changed based on how much of it there has been. ...

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    McCandless's psyche. The following examples will illustrate how McCandless was not a fool, but someone to admire. To start with, McCandless was not someone who gave up. Despite others trying to scare him out of continuing with his journey into the Alaskan wilderness, nothing deterred McCandless. He anxiously awaited to experience life off the land. The people McCandless encountered on his way to Alaska often commented on his determination. Jim Gallien, a man who drove McCandless into the Alaska interior, described

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