Section 1

Chapters 1-3

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"Gallion wondered whether he'd picked up one othose crackpots from the lower forty eight who had come north to live out ill-concieved Jack London fantasies." (Krakauer 7)


Chris left on his journey to seek indepedence and for the thrill of surviving on his on without the aid of anyone else. Gallion just sees chris as another person from the outside come north to liveout there fantasy and is slightly concerned about him.

"Into The Wild" Bus Expedition Alaska by Steven Freedom

"I'm absolutly positive," he assured Gallien, "I won't run into anything i can't deal with on my own." (Krakaouer 6)


Although many people try to help chris along his journey he often turns them down beliving that he is more than capable of taking care of himself and that there is nothing that he cannot deal with.

Web sites that Chris may have found usefull during his time in alaska.

Lists some edible plants chris could have eaten as well as what types of plants should be avoided.
Includes information on the local wild life, including dangerous animals that should be avoided.

"If you don't take it, I'm going to throw it away," Alex cheerfully retorted. "I don't

want to know what time it is. I don't want to know what day it is or where I am. None of

that matters."(Krakaour 8)


Chris does not care for material possesions, and only carries with him what he belives to be essential. He prefers to live off the land, but on rare occasions he accept help from people.

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"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hour's"

(Henry David Thoreau)

"He read a lot. Used a lot of big words. I think maybe part of what got him into trouble was that he did too much thinking."(Krakaour 16)


Although chris chose to live life on the road and hitch hike from place to place; he was very intelegent.

"From things he said, you could tell something wasn't right between him and his family" (Krakour 16)


It is mentioned many times throughout the story that there was something wrong between chris and his family.