Jon Krakauer And Chris Mccandless

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Jon Krakauer and Chris McCandless Into the Wild, a novel talks a young boy called Chris McCandless who was born in a rich East Coast family and traveled to Alaska by hitchhiking until he walked into the wilderness and then he dead. He loved to adventure, seek a place without civilization and escape where he lived. The author of the novel, Jon Krakauer, has similar experience to McCandless. Jon Krakauer climbed Devils Thumb, the one of dangerous mountains in Alaska alone when he was twenty-three, a year younger than McCandless. Krakauer almost dead, but he was lucky and survived, unlike McCandless. Krakauer spent lots of time and money on investigating McCandless’s life and writing this novel. Krakauer and McCandless are both eager to adventure and do what the normal people would not try to. Why? Because they are smart, have similar personalities and effect by their father. The first reason they are both smart and achieve outstanding results. Smart can help people solve problems easier and faster. Sometimes, some smart people think the adventure is not so hard to be done. Chris McCandless was a clever student. “In the third grade, after receiving a high score on a standardized achievement test, Chris was placed in an accelerated program for gifted students” (Krakauer 99). “Chris was a high achiever in almost everything that caught his fancy. Academically he brought home A’s with little effort” (101). His mother found that he had a talent of being a capitalist. For example,
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