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As an American biographical drama novel Into the Wild is written by aman by the name Sean Penn It was later adopted in 1996 by Jon KrakauerKrakauer 22 It was based on the travels of Christopher McCandless allover North America and the time of his life he spent in Alaska Thereare several characters in the novel but the most outstanding one isChristopher Johnson McCandless also known as Chris Cary 15 Krakauerhas achieved a lot in creating Chriss impression He successfullypaints a picture of Chris as a young man who has a very bright futureahead of him In his early twenties he has already cleared college withhonors He has also qualified to join Harvard University just as hisparents intended for himHis independent thinking also comes out evidently as he differentiateshimself from his parents and the wealth expectations of society throughhis compassion of the wild He is a young man with a sense of selfcontrol and conscious of when to stop In the plot Jon Krakauer alsogives an image of a man of courage honor and dignity He inspires toachieve true gratification through intimate love for nature Cary 78On his expedition he goes alone without what meant most to the societyphone money a car but carries essentials that really mean much to himHe carries with himself philosophical books and rice His journey leadshim to Alaska and starts off as a man in the midst of a greedy societyfilled with disgust Through courage he comes out victorious in manyobstacles that he comes into contact with This also illustrates ajourney that has started within him-self Along the path his social andinteraction skills come out evidently when he meets strangers of whom hegets very close with He is also bold to take risks without much fear ofoutcome Krakauer 123After sleeping in many places and hiking through the country he finallyarrives in his destination Alaska Krakauer 276 He is evidentlyamazed by the beauty of nature endowed with flowers pine trees
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