The Question and Answer section for Into the Wild is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Chris almost dies of dehydration in the Mojave Desert. His parents ask him to be more prepared and Chris scoffs at their worry. This foreshadows how unprepared Chris is when he goes into the wilds of Alaska. This time he will pay with his life for...
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