The Importance Of Following Dreams In Into The Wild, By Jon Krakauer

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Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer about a young mans names Chris McCandless who's dream which become reality, but then ends up in a tragedy. Jon Krakauer is a very unique author which his story creates many emotional and valuable lesson throughout the story.
The author uses many way of telling the story buy enhancing the reader understanding in rregrades to the point of view of the story line. The author, Jon Krakauer expresses and explains this stroy in many unique ways throughout the entire book using other authors quotes to tie in with his story, the constant change in the setting, and references the creates a unique structure to the book.

Firstly the other uses many unique ways to tell the story one main way Jon Krakauer does this is using other authors quotes
to explain his story before each chapter begins. This creates a unique way the author tells the story because the quotes he introduces are also similar to the theme of "survival" which Into The Wild is mostly based on. Firstly Jon Krakauer introduces a quote by Jack London which says, " It was a masterful and incommunicable wisdom of eternity laughing at the futility of life and the effort of life. It was Wild, the savage frozen hearted Northland Wild" (Krakauer, 9). This quote ties into the theme of the book which basically explains Chris's journey to Alaska. Another example of Jon Krakauer use of other other quotes is when he quotes about Anthony Storr as he say, "If we transfer this concept to adult life, we can see the avoidant infant might very well develop into a person whose principals need was to find some kind of meaning and order in life which was not entirely, or even chiefly,dependent upon interpersonal relationships" (Krakauer,61). This quote basically explains how life is not always dependent on your interpersonal relationships with people This also relates to Chris because he didn't really have a strong relationship with his family as much. Lastly Jon krakauer quotes another other by the name of Mark Twain saying, "There was some books... One was Pilgrim's Progress, about a man that left his family, it didn't say why"( Krakauer,61). This quote is very unique because this also relates to what Chris was going through, because he also left his family without telling his parents. The authors unique way of telling the story by using other authors quotes in his story is unique because these quotes also relate to the theme of the story along with the character.

Secondly the authors unique way of creating and using different settings rather then one broad setting throughout the book.The main character Chirs McCandless travel to many places and the authors unique way of giving a detailed description of where he is going to go next creates a guideline for the readers to further understand more about the book and why he chooses to do so . Jon Krakauer begins to explain the beginning of young Chris's' McCandless journey with Gallien as he say, "Gallien turned his truck around,...

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