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Into The Wild Essay

 Some authors use stories of other to compare them to the main character of the book. In Into The Wild, the author Jon Krakauer includes stories of others for more than a comparison. Many people believed that Chris McCandless was an outrageous rebel. In the story Into the Wild, Krakauer includes stories of others and himself to make Chris McCandless not look crazy, but admirable.  Chris McCandless was a bright man. He graduated high school with good grades, he went traveling that summer in his yellow Datsun. He then returned to attend college at Emory University. “In May 1990, Chris graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, where he’d been a columnist for, and editor of the student newspaper, The Emory Wheel, and had distinguished himself as a history and anthropology major with a 3.72 grade-point average”(20). After college. Chris decided to start a new life and take on a new name, Alexander Supertramp.  Alexander(Chris) donated all of his money to Oxfam International and set a goal for himself: to travel to Alaska and to love off of the wilderness. Once people read the article about Alexander’s adventure and death many people said choice things regarding him. Many of those people were from Alaska. They said he was unprepared, idiotic, suicidal, and even crazy. But Alexander Supertramp was not suicidal, nor was he crazy.    Jon Krakauer stated many stories of guys that left everything they had and went out into the wild to live off of nature. The story of another person that stood out the most was the story about John Mallon Waterman. John Waterman was like Chris McCandless in some ways; they both had an urge to be out in the Alaska wilderness, they both were very critical of themselves, and they both had a troubled relationship with their fathers. John Waterman was a great hiker, when he was sixteen he climbed Denali and was known for it ever since then.  John Waterman was going to climb Kahiltna Glacier in the winter of 1979 but...
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