Chapter 8 Into the Wildby Jon KrakauerAlpinists: specialists in climbing high mountainsAthapaskan: local Alaskan population with their own language and cultureBanalities: meaningless commentsBight - small bay formed by a curve in the shorelineBurlesque - a ridiculous or extreme interpretationEremitic: hermit-likeHistrionic - overly dramaticHubris - overblown prideOpprobrium - criticism; judgmentPaucity - scarcityRecondite - obscure; difficult for most people to understandSeine - to fish with netsPseudoliterary - a false display of scholarshipAnswer:1.Why does the author include the story of his encounter with the man called the “Mayor ofHippies Cove”?a.The author included the story of his encounter with the Mayor of Hippies Cove in order to begin to draw parallels from Chris McCandless and Gene Rossellini himself. The Mayor told the author his story and how they called him the “Mayor of Hippies Cove”. The Mayor was different to all of the other squatters that lived their and he had a similar background to Chris McCandless. The imagery of who
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