The American Wilderness

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The whole prospect of the book is the reality of the American Wilderness. Krakauer delivers this message by comparing many hitchhikers’ experiences and how they faced the wilderness. Ruess’ main goal for his expedition is to experience the beauty of nature—something the wilderness excels at. His letters are said to parallel Chris’ own letters, stating how the two openly welcomes starvation and physical discomforts, and how the two are big romantics when it comes to nature. Ruess’ story shows the beauty many seek out of the American wilderness, and how some will risk their lives in order to discover them. Similar to Ruess, McCunn travels around the world to “shoot pictures of wildlife” (81). However, his forgetfulness caused him his life,
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