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Analysis of "Into the Wild"

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  • on September 18, 2012
  • Category: English
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In the book “Into the Wild”, the author John Krakauer wrote about a young man named Christopher J. McCandless who adventured into the Alaskan bush and died there. He abandoned family, and friends. He abandoned his whole life. He set off to follow his deepest dream, to travel. He didn't want to travel like everyone, so he trekked with his own ability all over the west side of North America. He had nothing but his supplies to survive in an old backpack. He eventually ended up into Alaska and went “into the wild” and never came back out. His life and death story is recorded in this book written by Krakauer. Krakauer, among other opinions, thinks Chris has pronounced ethics. Krakauer thinks McCandless has pronounced ethics because he shares examples of McCandless having confidence to face inner emotions, strong integrity, and a determined mentality. McCandless has strong integrity, a confidence to face inner emotions, and a determined mentality because of the journeys he takes, the ways he acts, and the choices he makes.

    Chris displayed examples of having confidence to face inner emotions in such ways as having an adventurous side, and having a desire to do things that test himself. One example is that starting October 28th, 1990, Chris traveled by paddle boat from the Colorado River to the Gulf of California, by passing through the Mexican border, which totaled to be 400 miles. He did this, despite the fact that   “McCandless was a weak swimmer and had confessed to several people that he was in fact afraid of the world(170).” This shows that for Chris, paddling on the river may have been more difficult for him than someone who is unafraid of water. Fears are things of emotions. People who face their fears test their emotions to try and defeat their fears. When someone does this in a much larger scale such as Chris did, it is almost certain what they did was a brave feat, and a strong triumph over their emotions. Another example to show Chris is confident in...

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