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    Sorry if this is the wrong forum. Has anyone here read the book Into the Wild? If so, would you mind taking a look at my essay?


    Thanks!

    WG

  • #2
    pg2: canals = canyons

    Also there is alot he did in between Mexico and Alaska. Try to add a thing or two in between those events.

    end of page 2, where you start the quote "I have lived... Use the " (quotes)

    at the end of the next paragraph (about the flares) should read "...The way they were intended."
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    Personally, I didn't think he was confused. But it's all in how a person reads the book.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by wheeliegirl2010 View Post
      Sorry if this is the wrong forum. Has anyone here read the book Into the Wild? If so, would you mind taking a look at my essay?


      Thanks!

      WG
      I read the book and I also didn't view him as confused.

      page 2 distance=distant

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      What was your reason for the essay? It will help to know what point you are trying to make because you only touched on a part of the book.

      I will be glad to offer more
      Last edited by darkeyed_daisy; 06-09-2011, 03:42 PM.
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      • #4
        "He goes out into the woods with nothing more than a bag of rice, some cheap leather hiking boots, a .22 caliber gun, and a small bore with him."

        He also had books, a sleeping bag, and a journal. It's not in the book, but he actually did have a map, identification, and some money with him as well.

        No mention of Alexander Supertramp or Wayne Westerberg? I'm from a small town in South Dakota and know Wayne (played by Vince Vaughn in the movie). Wayne still calls him Alex, and has invited me out to his house this summer to read all of Alex's original journals.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by darkeyed_daisy View Post
          I read the book and I also didn't view him as confused.

          page 2 distance=distant

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          What was your reason for the essay? It will help to know what point you are trying to make because you only touched on a part of the book.

          I will be glad to offer more

          The point I am trying to make is that Chris goes from someone who thinks that he does not need society, or technology, or companionship to someone who realizes he needs these things for true happiness. (not so much the technolog, but if he had had the technology with him, like the two-way radio, he'd of had a way to call for help.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by wheeliegirl2010 View Post
            The point I am trying to make is that Chris goes from someone who thinks that he does not need society, or technology, or companionship to someone who realizes he needs these things for true happiness. (not so much the technolog, but if he had had the technology with him, like the two-way radio, he'd of had a way to call for help.
            Okay makes sense. I enjoyed the book. Even the flares I think may have changed the outcome or maybe not.

            good luck with your paper
            T12-L2; Burst fracture L1: Incomplete walking with AFO's and cane since 1989

            My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am. ~Author Unknown

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            • #7
              It's been a while since I read the book, but I thought your essay was good.

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              • #8
                Thanks all! I really want to do well on this but I'm not very good at essays

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                • #9
                  I really enjoy non fiction. Any other suggestions?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by LindaT View Post
                    I really enjoy non fiction. Any other suggestions?

                    I really liked the biography about Ryan White.

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                    • #11
                      Sorry, I forget what made me look for this thread just now, but I'll note I didn't like the book. He did not seem valorous to me at all, just stupid. Unless you intend to die and put your family through that, you should plan more responsibly. I bet even Thoreau told someone where he was going/
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                      So a little late -great paper. I didn 't remember all that
                      Last edited by Random; 06-18-2012, 11:25 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Was Ryan White the boy who got AIDS by blood transfusion in the 80s and was treated so terribly?

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                        • #13
                          Yes, Linda, he was. Re Into the Wild, my older bro had a fantasy of disappearing. Once, cleaning out an oil tank, he was overcome by fumes, woke up outside where he'd dragged himself. He said "Great place to die and never be found." OMG I was FURIOUS. Ppl should try to not leave their fams in the infinite agony of not-knowing. My ppl are all dead,but nobody is MIA and I'm forever grateful for that. McCandless might have grown into a truly cool person.I don't think he was quite there yet.
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                          • #14
                            Related to Into the Wild, I think, is a documentary called Grizzly Man, about a man who lives among the grizzlies of Alaska. It was beautiful and terrifying and it really hit me.
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