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Draft #3 Xu 1 Yue Xu Margaret E. Haun English 105 U1 March 2, 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’ 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 and transcendent experience. After tracing the story of McCandless’ life backwards to his family, Jon Krakauer begins his adventure in the way McCandless did. In order to get firsthand information about McCandless, Krakauer visited nearly all the sites where McCandless had been, trying his best to meet all the people McCandless met
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2012 for the course ENG 106 taught by Professor Connors during the Spring '06 term at University of Miami.

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