Into The Wild Rhetorical Analysis Essay

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1. The intended effect of the postcard is to foreshadow the danger that Chris will experience. Krakauer records these words, “if this adventure proves fatal…” obviously Krakauer wants the reader to see that Chris knew he might not make it out alive (Krakauer 3). 2. Chris thinks that the government should not have any control on how he feeds himself (Krakauer 6). Thoreau feels much the same in his essay “Civil Disobedience” when he states, “Government is best that governs not at all” (388).

Ch.2 1. It talks about how the wild looks like when it’s winter and how quiet it is when you are alone (Krakauer 9) 2. Krakauer wanted us to ask why Chris died and why he left his family and why he wanted to give up his great life and go into the wild. Ch.3 1. All three men didn’t want to stay in one place. They wanted to explore and experience nature at first hand. 2. The last two paragraphs talk about Chris wanted
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The tone for the New York Times shows that they didn’t think that Chris was crazy or that he did something very stupid when they said, “But his diary and two notes found at the camp tell a wrenching story of his desperate and progressively futile efforts to survive” (Krakauer 98). But Nick Jans thinks that Chris was nuts and foolish when he said, “The only difference is that McCandless ended up dead, with the story of his dumbassedness splashed across the media”. (Krakauer 71) Ch.11 1. Based in what Walter McCandless says about Chris, when Chris was a child he was energetic and adventurous like he is as an adult. The way Walter says this is, “ I’d had it ok,” He explains “but Chris wanted to keep going to the top. I told him no way. He was only twelve then, so all he could do was complain. If he’d been fourteen or fifteen, he would have simply gone on with out me.” (Krakauer 109) Ch.12 1. The reason it gives insight is because Chris didn’t seem interested in money so much as the fact that he was good at making it.” (Krakauer