Into the Wild

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

By Chapter 7 of the book, it is pretty clear what Chris McCandless was like, where he went on his journey, and what happened to him. What questions about McCandless remain to be answered? What larger themes and questions could be discussed? What will Krakauer write about in the rest of the book? Write your predictions about the upcoming chapters.

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I think that most of the book explores what made Chris such an interesting and polarizing figure. Was he a counterculture hero or was he a self-absorbed vagabond? Krakauer tries to get into what Chris might have been thinking and what motivated him. There is a sense of dramatic irony before we read this book. Most people knew the tragic ending of Chris's story before they started reading. The interesting part of the story is Chris's journey in getting there.