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 settle down with a family, and live out the rest of one’s life in peace. However,  Chris had other plans in mind.   The biography ​ Into the Wild, ​ written by Jon Krakauer, explains, or at least attempts to  make sense of, the mindset of protagonist Chris McCandless in his heroic and/or foolish journey  to Alaska in April 1992, leaving all but the clothes on his back to go out and live in the wild. The  book retraces Alexander Vandertramp, Chris’ alias, including interviews with acquaintances  Chris had along the way to Alaska such as Loren Johnson...

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Taylor Winkler Mrs. Hochgurtel ERWC Period 1 15 January 2015 Chris McCandless In the book, Into The Wild, written by Jon Krakauer, he provides his audience with the life story of a young man who grew up in a materialistic, demanding, and hypocritical world. Due to this, he developed into someone who wanted to stray away from society’s common and stereotypical ideals. He no longer wanted to follow the life that his parents had laid out for him. He did not desire perfection or rules. McCandless...

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Into the wild symbols By John Krakauer Mountains symbolize overcoming challenges One challenge McCandless faced was when he accidently entered Mexico on his canoe and got stranded. Another challenge McCandless faced was when he couldn't cross the Teklanika River in the Alaska Range, which eventually led to his death. In the book, Krakaur notes, "In his journal he wrote, ' Disaster...Rained in. River look impossible. Lonely, scared. ' He concluded, correctly, that he would probably...

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“Into the Wild” is a book written by John Krakauer about Chris McCandless and his journey to gain spiritual enlightenment. Krakauer introduces us to Everett Reuss and the Irish Monks who also go on journeys similar to McCandless’s to gain spiritual enlightenment. Chris McCandless is a young man who left everything he had ever known behind to find and gain spiritual enlightenment. Everett Reuss is a man who went into the wild to hike a mountain. His death is still undetermined and his body has never...

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Into the Wild The wilderness holds a ferocity and beauty that refuses to go unnoticed. Man who is bored with his fellow peers and their long sought after work will often look to nature for help. The peace and enlightenment that only the wild can invoke inside a person is done through man’s desire to survive the savage conditions nature throws at them. From Christopher McCandless from “Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer, to the Wilderness Women of Wyoming, to Gene Rossellini, to everyday people...

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Brendan Ortiz Ms. Woelke ERWC 414 13 December 2012 Into The Wild “What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us,” (Henry Thoreau). Throughout history there has been an allure for high-risk activities for young men of a certain mind. As you will find out many of these young men had there similarities and difference’s two McCandless but one thing each one of them had in common with one another is that these high risk activities pulled them...

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Into the wild by John Krakauer Krakauer uses the structure, genres, the stories of other adventures, and the interviews to develop the theme of the pursuit of happiness. The author demonstrates this by explaining that even though Chris had everything he could need in the structured world that he lived in, he goes off into the wild to find happiness within himself. Krakauer organizes the story in an unusual fashion. The book begins to describe Chris’s death and where he was found. The fact...

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Into the Wild Jon Krakauer’s “Death of an Innocent” appeared in the January 1993 issue of Outside magazine. Krakauer was curious in the young man’s story that he, himself set out to investigate the haunting truths that led to the death of Christopher McCandless. Krakauer reveals in his 1996 book “Into the Wild” an expansion to his article of the events that occurred. Jon Krakauer aims to convince his readers that McCandless’s story elicits strong, sympathizing reactions. Krakauer used many rhetorical...

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 Into The Wild Transcendentalism is a philosophical movement that opposed against modern day society and modern culture, transcendentalist look further than normal people who just settled for what is told to them. Nature is one of the most important aspects, Transcendentalists believe nature is linked to god and soul, God and Soul can be found in the tranquility of nature. Chris McCandless is a kid fresh out of College who had a dysfunctional family and a dreadful childhood the only people...

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In life, the feeling of happiness is something for which almost everybody strives. In the movie Into the Wild, Chris McCandless achieves this feeling of happiness by living his life according to transcendentalism philosophy. Chris goes in search of a new life, leaving his old one – one full of money, love, and other riches – behind. In his new life, Chris does not conform to society. Chris McCandless lives a transcendentalist life by abandoning his formerly privileged life and charting a new, non-conforming...

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