Into the Wild Journal (English 4 Erwc)

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Hector Hernandez
Mrs. Phillips
3 May 2012
English 4 ERWC/SDAIE
“Into the Wild”
“Krakauer, John. Into the Wild. Double Day: New York, 1996.” “1. Getting Ready to Read”
Answer the 3 Questions…Half Page each
“2. Introducing Key Concepts”
Story 1| Story 2| Story 3|
My view | Her view| My view | Her view| My view| His view| Spoiled | Heart Broken| Educated| Amused | Obsessed| Hurt| Brat | Sad| Helpful | Interested| Mysterious| Sad|
Greedy| Depressed| Wasteful | Amused| Not Trustworthy| Angry| Dramatic | Devastated| Ungrateful| Free| Deceptive| Heartbroken| Selfish | Ablated| Selfish| Risk-taker | Unknown| Lost|

“3. Surveying the Text”
* “What might McCandless’s motives have been for his behavior (Paragraph 3)?” * He wanted to see how he would be in the wild and he is willing to give up everything he has to get a once in a lifetime experience. * “How difficult would it be to invent a new life?”

* I would be difficult because it would require a lot of time that people now a day don’t have time for anything. Some people think that it would be easy to invent a life. * “In paragraph 4, Krakauer introduces something of the book. Discus the theme.” * He introduces

* “In paragraph 5, Krakauer warns us that he will not be an impartial biographer. What does that mean? Are all biographers impartial? What might we expect from Krakauer?” * It means that he will state his opinion in random parts in the story. We would expect that he would agree with McCandless, but * “In the last paragraph, Krakauer introduces the complexity of Chris McCandless. Keep in mind the following four questions as you read the text:” 1. “Should we admire McCandless for his courage and noble ideas?” * In some ways yes and no. Yes, because he is getting some valuable skills that he will not learn anywhere else. No, because he should of carried I.D. so that when he died people would of known that he was, so his parents would of known were he was in the last two years. 2. “Was he a reckless idiot?”

* Yes, because he didn’t tell anyone where he was going. And he was arrogant to not carry basic essentials for his journey. 3. “Was he crazy?”
* Yes, he was crazy he didn’t want to tell people where he was going. And he didn’t ever tell anyone who he really was. 4. “Was he arrogant and stupid and narcissist?”
* Yes, he was arrogant because he should people what he was doing and he should of told people who he really was. “4. Making Predictions and Asking Questions”
* “Look up Outside Magazine and write a full page describing the magazine?” 1. “Why do you think Krakauer wrote this particular book?” * People could of know McCandless life and how his journey to Alaska and people could of known his hardship he faced will hitchhiking “5. Introducing Key Vocabulary”

“6. First Reading: Chapter 1 & 2”
* “Note the paragraphs that begin each of these chapters. On is by a friend of Chris McCandless and the other is by McCandless, followed by a quotation from White Fang by Jack London?” * “Complete the character analysis for Chris McCandless:” 1. “Pay attention to the characters ethnics.”

* His ethnics were that never to leave anything unfinished. He always wanted to get the job done no matter what. 2. “Deicide whether the characters actions are wise or unwise.” * His decisions were unwise because he didn’t have any sort of plan and he was ill prepared. He never had a back up plan if he were in danger of anything. 3. “What is the characters motivation?”

* His decisions were that he just wanted to hitchhike to Alaska and wanted to live outdoors and just wanted to get away from everyone. 4. “Consider the effects of the character’s behavior on other characters.” * His effect was that everyone wanted to be around him to listen to the stories that he would ell about him hitchhiking to Alaska. He never tells anyone his...
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