John Krakauer Characteristics

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“The very basic core of man’s living spirit is passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” (Krakauer 57) John Krakauer, the author of the book, vividly made it clear to readers that the relationships between Chris and the many people he met along the way, were all very special. I am going to be explaining many ways in which Chris was easy to get along with, qualities that made him memorable, and how Chris kept people at arm's length. Chris and his sister had a difficult home life due to neglect from their parents, for most people this would put a negative effect on their life but Chris used this as an example. Along with Chris’ journey, he left a major affect on many people's lives, even though they were short term. One trait that makes it easy to get along with Chris is he is caring. Chris cares about everyone starting with his sister, and branching all the way to the homeless. When Chris was on his odyssey to Alaska he ended up in Washington for a while, he walked around and bought homeless people meals and chatting with …show more content…

Chris was a hard and eager worker, he worked with diligence and Wayne could always trust that he would perform the dirtiest of jobs just as well as any other. Wayne appreciated it and they became very close to each other when Chris left, he kept in touch with Wayne by sending him postcards. Another quality of Chris is his intelligence, while in the wild Chris intentionally did things to stay in the wild, rather than making short cuts. Chris chose to give up all his money and family to go out and take on the wild Alaskan wilderness. Chris felt devoted to go out and live like mankind is supposed to, not to just bum around and eat microwavable

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