Rhetorical Analysis Of Into The Wild, By Jon Krakauer

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Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild is incredibly engaging, captivating, and intriguing. Krakauer conveys an explanation and depiction of Chris McCandless’ journey as he ventures out into the wild with minimal resources, and abandons almost all ties related to his childhood. During this process, McCandless refrains from becoming too close with the people he meets and attempts to completely rely on himself for maintaining a substantial lifestyle in the complexion of the wilderness. Krakauer successfully illustrates his journey with the powerful use of diction, structure, pathos and ethos. Although Krakauer created a riveting piece, he tends to be repetitive and adds confusing information. Overall, he beautifully created a piece that will inspire you to take action towards your desires.…show more content…
This technique reassures the reader that Krakauer doesn’t present nonsensical explanations; he has relatively experienced the journey and talks with people that are more than credible. As Krakauer became aware of the Fairbanks Bus 142, which Chris died in, he desired to visit it to strengthen his comprehension of Chris’ death. He explains he “want[ed] to visit the bus. [He] want[ed] to see where McCandless died, to better understand why” (173). This proves to the reader that Krakauer is credible throughout his descriptions and understands how to convey information accurately. His personal and credible experiences are also the roots and evidence for his theories of McCandless’ death. Krakauer goes through a similar experience, as he ventured out into the wild and inexplicably secludes himself from society. Through his experiences, he offers explanations for why Chris may have ventured out, and his thoughts during his expedition. Krakauer states, “____________“ (). Krakauer explains the McCandless could have felt despair and regret from venturing into the wild, but could not go back for the sake of his

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