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Draft #2 Xu 1 Yue Xu Margaret E. Haun English 105 U1 23th February 2010 In April 1992, a young man from a wealthy American family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. He gave his money to charity, left his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his body was found by a moose hunter. That is what the book Into the Wild talks about. To understand McCandless' behavior and the appeal of his risky activities, Krakauer traces McCandless's last two years. After his graduation from Emory University, McCandless abandoned his middle-class family, identity, and possessions in favor of the life of Alexander Supertramp, wandering the American West in search of raw, transcendent experience. After tracing the story of McCandless life backwards to his family, Jon Krakauer begins his adventure in the way McCandless did.
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