Analysis Of The Book ' Into The Wild '

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Julia Sharp
AP English Language
Summer Reading

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Journal #1: Bibliographic entry

Krakauer, Jon. Into the Wild. New York: Anchor, 1997. Print.

Journal #2: Visual Symbol

A visual symbol that would be considered appropriate and important to the work would be the Magic Bus. This Magic Bus provided Christopher McCandless with a place of shelter in the American West. He came across this abandoned bus during his travels and gave it this name because of a song from “The Who” which was a British Rock band that Mccandless favored. The author included this visual symbol in the book most likely for the purpose of demonstrating McCandless’ belief in luck and hope. McCandless believed that since he randomly came across a bus in the wild, it was considered a form of luck because it wasn 't likely for someone to come across that during an expedition in the wild. He also later on eats the wrong berry that unfortunately poisons him, leading to his death that took place on the old mattress in the Magic Bus; which he viewed as a loss or ending of his luck that he has been granted with.

“‘Magic Bus Day’, he wrote in his journal. He decided to lay over for a while in the vehicle and take advantage of its crude comforts.” page 163

“Billie is first enter the bus. Walt returns from the stream to find her sitting on the mattress where Chris died, taking in the vehicle’s shabby interior.” page 202

“For a few minutes the rid of the bus remains visible
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