Second Paper Final draft

Second Paper Final draft - Final Draft Yue Xu Margaret E....

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Final Draft Yue Xu Margaret E. Haun English 105 U1 March 4, 2010 In April 1992, Chris McCandless, 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. Four years after McCandless’ death, his experience has been written into the book Into the Wild by a mountaineering journalist--Jon Krakauer. 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, Krakauer begins his adventure in the way McCandless did. In order to get firsthand information about McCandless, Krakauer visited nearly all the
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