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  • Krakauer Believes Chris McCandless
    678 words
    Beautiful Blueberries Christopher McCandless' last journal entry before dying of starvation in the Alaska bush was simply the words "Beautiful Blueberries". Over the previous two years he bought a secondhand canoe on impulse and paddled to Mexico. Then he lived on the streets of Los Angeles with vagrants, camped in the Arizona dessert with hippies, tramped through almost every western state, occasionally holding odd jobs. He also lived completely off the land in the Alaskan backcountry. McCandle...
  • Returned Mail Chris
    599 words
    Obligation to Family The book "Into the Wild" by Jon Krakauer is a story about a man by the name of Chris McCandless. He is a man who grew up in a DC suburb, graduated college and decides to change the ways of his life. He journeys across the country, and finds his way to Alaska. His means are to leave the material lifestyle and become at one with nature. During Chris's adventure he seems to neglect all communication with his family and over look the fact that they care about his health and futu...
  • Chris McCandless Leaves
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    Sometimes a character may be pushed over the edge by our materialistic society to discover his / her true roots, which can only be found by going back to nature where monetary status was not important. Chris McCandless leaves all his possessions and begins a trek across the Western United States, which eventually brings him to the place of his demise-Alaska. Jon Krakauer makes you feel like you are with Chris on his journey and uses exerts from various authors such as Thoreau, London, and Tolsto...
  • Into The Wild Chris McCandless
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    In Jon Krakuer's novel Into the Wild, the main character, Chris McCandless, seeks nature so that he can find a sense of belonging and the true meaning of who he is. However, it is the essence of nature that eventually takes his life away from him. At the end of his life, he is discovers his purpose and need of other people. After Chris McCandless death in Alaska, Krakuer wrote Into the Wild to reflect on the journey that McCandless makes. Krakuer prot rays McCandless as a young man who is reckle...
  • Chris McCandless
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    There are some works of literature, fiction and non-fiction, drama and films that expose distressing truth to their readers. Sometimes the responses to these shocking truths aren't always positive ones. The American society is not accustomed to accept the realities that happen behind the doors of the companies that keep the country running. That is not the only reason though. It's not just that we don't like hearing negative truths about the country, but hearing it about ourselves as well. One c...

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