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Jon Krakauer does a magnificent job of limiting his own voice in his novel Into the Wild This is clear when Krakauer writes Through most of the book I have triedand largely succeeded I thinkto minimize my authorial presence Krakauer Prolouge Krakauer did indeed accomplish his goal telling the adventure of Chris McCandless as if it was a story told in the third person omniscient He keeps all signs of a dull report out of his writing He utilizes Chris journal entries and quotes that the boy had picked out himself the very same ones that had inspired him to venture into the wild The author also uses the descriptions of McCandless given by people who once knew him They spoke of what the boy looked like what he did and where he was going By merely stating the descriptions and allowing the reader to put together the pieces Krakauer is actually able to recreate McCandless world the way McCandless himself had seen it The quotes and individual encounters with McCandless added to the personal level of the story rather than simply stating facts like a report By doing this Krakauer has allowed readers to enter into the private thoughts and life of a very real person one with a great passion for exploration Throughout most of the book Krakauer keeps his syntax simple so that the reader isnt sidetracked by complex writing They can fully occupy their minds on the scenario McCandless was in and the journey that he took If he had made it out of the wild alive one can guess that he would not have wasted time to make complex words to take away from the beauty of his experience It is apparent that Krakauer has done a lot of research himself about McCandless story and has learned Chris wishes Krakauer seemed to believe that one of
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