Into The Wild

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Into the Wild is a film based on a true story about the protagonist named Chris McCandless. The film is directed by Sean Penn and there is also a novel written by John Krakauer. In this study guide, you will learn about who the characters are in the film, the scientific and biological aspects of Chris’ surroundings in Alaska, the reasons for Chris’ death, and the themes portrayed in the film. CHARACTERS • Christopher McCandless: The main character of the film who changed his name to Alexander Supertramp while traveling on the road. He is brilliantly smart and a well-rounded student. However, he does not like to live in a materialistic society. • Billie McCandless: Chris’ mother. A very petite and passionate woman with a short temper.…show more content…
The U.S. census Bureau estimates that the population of 2011 in the city was 32,036 people, 11,075 households, and 7,187 families residing in the city. McCandless started his journey in Alaska from his city. Stampede Trail; McCandless was last seen on April 28, 1992, by Jim Gallien, a local, who gave him a ride from Fairbanks to the head of the Stampede Trail. This trail is an entrance to get into the center of Denail National Park. Denail National Park: Denali State Park is an integral part of one of North America's most spectacularly beautiful regions. The park encompasses more than 6 million acres (24,500 km²). It is located on the center of Mount McKinley, the highest mountain in North America. Snow-covered Mount McKinley’s glaciers cover almost 15 percent of the park's land area. It also has many trails which have both of the trails that let human touch the nature and the trails that still have untouched nature such as the place where McCandless lived in. Ecology here is abundant and has a diversity of wildlife. This park has 39 documented species of mammals, 169 species of birds, 14 species of fish, and one species of amphibian. Also, it has more than 650 species of flowering plants. These plants provide food for animals and the ecology is stable. Only animals and plants that are able to adapt to long and cold winter can survive in this subarctic wilderness. Teklanika River: The Teklanika River is a 91-mile (146 km) tributary of the Nenana River in the U.S. state of Alaska. The Teklanika drains an area widely visited by tourists to Denali National Park and Preserve. McCandless entered into Denali National Park by going across this

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