Analysis Of The Book ' The Wild ' New York ' Anchor '

2300 Words Aug 17th, 2014 10 Pages
Andrey Nikitin
AP ENG
August 19th, 2014
Journal 1: Bibliographic Entry Krakauer, Jon. Into the Wild. New York: Anchor, 1997. Print.
Journal 2: Visual Symbol-Money As Christopher McCandless lived through his adolescent life he was “always an entrepreneur” (115), whether Chris was selling vegetables at an early age to his neighbors or opening his own copy business. However, as Chris grew older, he “believed that wealth was shameful, corrupting, inherently evil” (115). This signifies his distaste of his parents and their lifestyle, as well as his actions that caused him to hate his fellow peers at Emory whose families were substantially rich. He notably loved to help the less fortunate as described by his friend Eric. On one Friday night, they journeyed together into red light district and enveloped themselves into helping the bums and lowlifes. Christ spent “ten bucks on a big bag hamburgers, and drove around handing them out to smelly guys” (114). These subsequent occasions were a way that Chris would spend many Friday nights, and his hate for money further caused him to separate from society. Just as he embarked on his last voyage, he minimalized his possessions to the bear minimum in order to live life to the fullest. In order to do this, he abandoned his car and burned his money. All of the “one hundred twenty-three dollars in legal tender was promptly reduced to ash and smoke” (29). The more Christopher McCandless progressed in life, the more…
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