Into The Wild Essay

1884 words - 8 pages

Story Narrative
"Christopher McCandless (Alex/ Chris) graduates from Emory University and he went on a road trip. Then he decided to leave his family forever.
" A truck driver name Jim Gallien- an electrician- picked up Alex- a hitchhiker- his real name is Christopher Johnson McCandless). The hitchhiker says he is from South Dakota and requests a ride to Denali National Park. Gallien sees Alex as an intelligent young boy that lacks the necessities for surviving in Alaska.
Chris took his yellow Datsun car to Nevada. He donated all his money in the bank to a hunger charity. Then the author skipped to early September in 1992. Five strangers found a bus by a river near the Alaska’s Stampede Trial. The Anchorage couple noticed a bad smell and read Alex’s S.O.S. note. Then a hiker named Gordon Samel discovered Alex’s dead body. They called the police and starvation was recorded as Alex’s cause of death.
Then Chris abandoned his car because of a flood. So later on he is now walking on foot. Chris also decided to burn all of his money and buried his belongings. "Then two months later, Wayne Westerberg knew about Alex’s death. Wayne then thinks about the time he met Alex. He picked up Alex in Montana (1990). Alex stayed with Westerberg for three days and Westerberg helped Alex with his jobs. Alex worked for Westerberg. However, later Wsterberg was arrested for stealing. Alex gave Westerberg a book before he got arrested.
After many incidents, Westerberg learned more about Alex’s real life. Then the author described Alex’s real life as a boy from Annandale, Virginia. Alex or Christopher McCandless has a younger sister, Carine; a NASA engineer father and a mother. The author stated that McCandless ledt because he found out about his father’s dark past. McCandless also had six half-brothers and half-sisters from his father's first marriage. In 1990 he graduated from Emory University because his parented wanted him to. He never wanted to graduate.
After leaving, Alex donated all his money to a charity related to hunger. Before he left, he told his parents that he will be on a road trip. That was the last time they met."
"Then Chris went to California. Then he met Jan Burres and her boyfriend - Bob.
" The author then describes about the evidences found related to Chris. A ranger found a yellow Datsun near Lake Mead in Nevada. It was Chris’s car. In Chris’s journal he noted that he abandoned his car because of a flash flood. So he buried its license plates and rifle. He also burned his money and the things he had with him. McCandless realized that Crazy Ernie was never going to pay him for his job, so he left. Chris met Jan Burres and her Bob. They offered him a ride. Chris’s parent now know that Chris abandoned his car and became a hitchhiker. Chris then brought a second-hand canoe and went to Mexico. Chris sent a post card to Wayne Westerberg when he arrived at Sioux Falls. Chris went to jail because he got caught illegally entering the US from Mexico....

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