Almost two months after the discovery of McCandless’s body, the narrator meets with Wayne Westerberg in Carthage, South Dakota to discuss McCandless’s last period of work at Westerberg’s grain elevator. McCandless intended to stay from March until April to raise funds for his trip to Alaska.
What do we learn about Chris in Chapter 7?
Christopher McCandless was stubborn and independent. In a letter to his sister shortly before he disappeared, Chris wrote of his father and mother, “I’m going to divorce them as my parents once and for all and never speak to either of those idiots again as long as I live.”
What is Krakauer’s purpose for introducing Chapter 7 with the two epigraphs? Krakauer uses this passage to show that Chris is still a normal person, but he strives for a life where he decides his own fate. He uses this to display how Chris wants to be alone because it breaks from the routine of conformity in our society.
What is the function of Chapter 8 in into the wild?
In Chapter 8 of Into the Wild, author Jon Krakauer tells us about the influx of mail he received from readers after his initial story about Chris McCandless was published in Outside magazine. Many readers were incensed that Chris’s story was getting so much press.
How does the writer know all this into the wild Chapter 7?
How does the writer know all this? He asked his family and his sister told the writer everything. When did Wayne Westerberg last see Alex?
How does Chris feel about his parents?
Hover for more information. Chris was disgusted with his parents’ materialism and moral hypocrisy. He felt that his father used money to manipulate people, and he himself felt manipulated to achieve and excel in high school and college. While he was close to his sister, Carine, he was a harsh critic of his parents.
What is the summary of into the wild?
Based on a true story. After graduating from Emory University, Christopher McCandless abandoned his possessions, gave his entire savings account to charity, and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters who shape his life.
What did he leave with Westerberg when he left?
What did he give Westerberg? He left his journal and photo album with Westerberg for safekeeping and gave him the leather belt he’d made in the desert.
What is the relationship Chris develops with the Westerberg family?
What is the relationship Chris develops with the Westerberg family? They became like a second family to him. Alex rented, very cheaply, one of the two homes Westerberg owned (18).
Why does Krakauer begin the story?
Krakauer is trying to educate the reader in to the influences which affected McCandless to make seemingly self-destructive decisions, and to turn his back on what could have been a comfortable life.
What is the purpose of Chapter 9 in into the wild?
In this chapter Krakauer attempts to further undermine complaints that McCandless was a foolish young dreamer who disrespected the wilderness by comparing McCandless with Everett Ruess. In doing so he attempts to better understand, and to some extent defend, McCandless’s mentality and motivations.
Why was it ironic that McCandless hated money?
Chris McCandless donated his money to OXFAM America, which is a hunger relief organization. The ultimate irony in this fact is that, two years later, he himself died of starvation.
Who is Gene Rosellini?
Gene Rosellini was referred to by Alaska locals as the Mayor of Hippie Cove. Rosellini’s goal was to see “if it was possible to be independent of modern technology.” Rosellini concluded that his attempt to live off the land was a failure after thirty years and then committed suicide.
What happens in chapter 5 of into the wild?
Summary: Chapter 5 The narrator explains that a period of relative mystery surrounds McCandless’s whereabouts once he reaches Las Vegas. By July or August of 1991, however, he has moved on to the small town of Bullhead City, Arizona. He works in a McDonald’s and opens a savings account under his own name.
What does Westerberg say about Chris?
Westerberg’s memories of Chris are fond and largely exemplary. He praised Chris in ways likely to appeal to a wide range of readers: Chris was hard-working, had integrity, did not use women, and was personable.
What was Westerberg’s scheme?
Westerberg had been drawn into a scheme to build and sell “black boxes,” which illegally unscramble satellite-television transmissions, allowing people to watch encrypted cable programming without paying for it. The FBI caught wind of this, set up a sting, and arrested Westerberg.