Into The Wild Analysis

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In Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, Jon brings us onto Chris’s journey as he retells it. Throughout this book Chris makes his way across the US and finally to Alaska. Chris doesn't believe that you need food, clothes, or really anything to survive but your own will. Out in the wild he finds himself and declares that that he had become happy and finally at peace. It’s “[as] if all your life you has been led by the hand like a small child and suddenly you were on your own, you had to learn to walk by yourself” (pg.103). This book has so many themes, from the father/son relationship to freedom. The overall message is that you can be happy without having all the luxuries of the world. But with that said, we all must at some time learn to be confident and march forward even if we don’t have others support. His whole life Chris was told what to do by his parents. He didn’t want to go to college, but it was made clear he didn’t really have a choice. He graduated and got a degree, but he wasn’t happy. After Chris survived in the wilderness for 100 days finally he was happy and he felt free. In the wilderness his parents aren’t there telling him what to do. The only rules he has to follow are natures. He is finally in control of his own…show more content…
And then like a lizard or a snake I would suck my tongue back in. Of course it was blood what else could it be? But I couldn’t just lay there no, I had to get up. So as I summoned all of my strength up, I pushed myself up off the ground, stood up and brushed the dirt off my knees and arms. My legs were bleeding, and my lips were bleeding, but I didn’t care. I just wanted to keep running and playing with the other kids. It’s funny looking back at how much trouble I had as a kid; malnutrition had really taken its toll on me. But over the past few years I’ve become one hell of a runner. I’m no 5 minute mile, but from where I started to where I am now. I’m pretty

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