Analysis Of Into The Wild By Jon Krakauer

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In Jon Krakauer’s engrossing novel Into the Wild, the arrogant author has ulterior motives for writing about the tragedy of Chris McCandless by including himself in the story for his own personal benefit. He does this rather than reporting on the death in hopes of informing the world on the reasons behind such a shocking incident. With wants to make others feel he is accomplished, the egotistical narrator wanders off topic describing his personal climb up the Devils Thumb. Instead of allowing the reader to decide their individual thoughts on McCandless and adventurers, Jon Krakauer acts bias by stating what he believes led Chris into the wild. He makes the decision to write the book with the thought of only money on his mind.
Although not specifically stated, evidence proves that the selfish Krakauer is consumed by the fact that producing the book will earn him money. For example, the Outside article he previously wrote about Chris is assigned to him not chosen because of his own interest in the story. Krakauer releases this information when he says, “Shortly after the discovery of the corpse, I was asked by the editor of Outside magazine to report on the puzzling circumstances of the boy’s death. His name turned out to be Christopher Johnson McCandless” (Krakauer Author’s Note). Clearly, before being given the responsibility to write the article, Krakauer has no idea who about McCandless’ story leaving money as the only plausible motive for the article and eventually the
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