Visual Rhetorical Analysis: Into the Wild Essay

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Name: Lu Seng Chuin ENGL250 FD Visual Rhetorical Analysis: Into The Wild (Rough Draft) The movie “Into The Wild” is a true story depicts the desperation of a young Emory graduate, Christopher Johnson McCandless, to flee from the invisible binding of societal pressure and family problems; and worked his way through the unusual journey to Alaskan. The story began with his college graduation and inner frustration to his broken family, then proceeds through a series of events full with mix feelings of joy, loneliness, and lost; in the end he died of starvation in the derelict bus with sorrow and hopeless in Alaskan wilderness in September 1992. This movie is not plainly about the boldness of a young adventurer or his intended…show more content…
This scene indicated how passionate a young adventurer wanted to show the old man his new discovery, yet to no avail, as Ron seemed to do it perfunctorily and mainly because of polite mannerism. Ron ended up giving up and climbed down the hill. However this is only the beginning transition of Ron’s life, which symbolizes a typical life of the man who adheres strongly to the social norm, rules and regulation without thinking of leaving own comfort zone and experience the new stuffs. It is the introduction into the exchange of knowledge and thoughts of life with each others. Next, the director fully utilizes the cinematography techniques of pace and building a scene together. Penn used the lonely yet relaxing background music to slowly depict the interaction moments between Ron and Chris for certain period of time with barely include any dialogue between the characters, typically the progress of making the personal leather belt. It aims to emphasize the willingness, seriousness and joy of Chris to learn new skills and spend time with Ron. On the other sides, the old man was also pleased to have his company along. Indirectly, the director may try to bring off the message that no man is an island. There is greater happiness when there are companion
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