chpt. 16, 18, and Epilogue
Research on Living in the Wilderness
"He butchered the carcass under a thick cloud of fleas and mosquitoes, boiled the organs into a stew..." (Krakauer 166)
This quote explains the nature of Alex's living and cooking conditions in the wild. It sounds like he isn't too worried about how he cooks or preserves his kill. The importance of this quote is to show the difference between how Alex prepared his wild kill and the correct way to prepare wild kill.
This quote relates his emotions of killing a giant moose to the song 'Happy' by Pharrell Williams. Wen Alex killed the moose, he was filled with excitement and happiness; just as the song states every other line in the song.
July 30- DANGER
"Kari's book warns that because wild sweet pea is so difficult to distinguish from wild
potato and "is reported to be poisonous, care should be taken to identify them accurately
before attempting to use the wild potato as food." (Krakauer 179)
The quote above mentions a theory proposed by Krakauer that Chris mistakenly ate a wild sweet pea instead of an actual wild potato seed. The quote goes along with the journal entry by bringing up Krakauer's wild sweet pea and McCandless's mistake.