Bluestar calls a and announces that they have taken Yellowfang prisoner. What was he going to do to publicize his campaign? This section contains 1,565 words approx. Chapter 8, Alaska Summary and Analysis The opening quotes in Chapter 8 speak of the pathological extremes of some creative people and of how the Alaskan wilderness is a harshly unsuitable setting for those individuals wishing to cure their souls in the wilderness. Ruess was born in 1914 to a middle-class family that lived primarily in Southern California. He tears out a page from a book called Education of a Wandering Man. Their deaths are similarly scrutinized in the public eye, and make both of them look to some people like fools and to others like legends.
He takes it to them and when he gets back to the apprentices' , Graypaw asks him if Bluestar has mentioned his punishment. His diary records that he is now trapped, despite his desire to return, lending the chapter a fatal tone at the same time that Krakauer builds narrative urgency. He describes what it might have been like for McCandless to die of starvation and quotes from his last diary entries, which become terse. Krakauer and Walt and Billie McCandless get back into the helicopter. The letters Krakauer chooses to quote are thoughtful and insightful albeit highly critical of McCandless. As if to confirm these descriptions, the narrator then lists other instances of men who became drifters, including several personal encounters from his own travels in Alaska and his time as a mountaineer.
Kraukauer claims that Alaska has always attracted a certain sort of live-off-the-land dreamer. Firepaw replies that she hadn't yet. According to Chapter 10 of Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild, what information did Wayne Westerberg provide to the authorities that led them to look for his family in Virginia? And he wasn't a nutcase, he wasn't a sociopath, he wasn't an outcast. Yet there is also a similarity between the two, as their deaths ultimately arise out of simple mistakes that could just as easily be chalked up to luck. Firepaw comments that he'll probably end up a loner when Bluestar is finished which him since he both fed an enemy warrior and ate the. What platform did John Waterman run for president on? The page contains some lines from a poem by Robinson Jeffers that describe death and stoicism. When he fills out an accurate W-4 form with his name, address, and social security number.
If he had raised two arms he would have signaled for help. Both Billie McCandless and Walt McCandless admit they are glad they came. Analysis This chapter offers context for, and thus perspective on, McCandless's situation. Yellowfang faces them defiantly as Bluestar asks Firepaw what is going on and why they are both recently fed. I agree with his co-workers for not interfering with his life decisions.
Bluestar says that as a precaution they will send out larger groups of warriors, stay closer to camp, patrol the boundaries more frequently, and keep in the. These chapters are thus largely argumentative or expository, though both contain significant amounts of storytelling in a biographical vein. A master climber who had suffered psychiatric breakdown at different points in his life, Waterman died while attempting to summit Denali, one of the most difficult peaks in the world. Krakauer next moves to the story of Carl McCunn, an affable and absentminded Texan who hires a pilot to drop him in a remote region of the Alaskan bush, where he plans to camp for the summer. McCandless could have confused wild potato with wild sweet pea, a similar-looking species. Others criticize McCandless as being arrogant and narcissistic.
In his diary, McCandless left a note that he had been sickened by wild potato or Hedysarum alpinum seeds. Like McGunn, Chris is absentminded, naïve, and lacks common sense, but Chris intends to enter and exit the wild on his own terms. Although Waterman had significant success as a climber, he began to unravel mentally. Krakauer then outlines yet another difficulty McCandless faced. After spending some time in a psychiatric facility, Waterman completed what literally turned out to be a suicide mission—climbing Mt. McCandless was a hard worker because he was hard headed and he would not give up until he got the job done.
Firepaw starts to reply that she was weak and hungry, but Bluestar scolds him for eating, saying he wasn't weak or hungry. Tigerclaw leaves and Bluestar walks over to to warn her about the spotted in the and to guard the carefully before walking over the fresh-kill pile. Apparently, Ruess was expected in Marble Canyon, Arizona and never arrived, leading his parents to organize a search party in March 1935. Bluestar calms them, saying that they will take her back to their and starts to lead the way. He passes by Bluestar, hoping for signal to eat, but the and Tigerclaw are discussing Yellowfang and whether she was a spy or not. The narrator then differentiates McCandless from these three men and suggests a fourth comparison, a 20-year-old named Everett Ruess.
Graypaw gasps that it was a big honor and that Bluestar usually only takes on kits. Analysis Chapters Eight and Nine present several characters with whom Jon Krakauer explicitly compares Christopher McCandless in a further attempt to solve the mystery of his psychology. Chapter 18 and Epilogue Summary: Chapter 18 Unable to cross the Teklanika River, Christopher McCandless heads back to the bus. Summary After Jon Krakauer's article on McCandless appeared in Outside magazine, the author received many letters suggesting that the young man had been mentally ill. Tigerclaw comments that she must have fallen on hard times to be beaten by an and says they should kill her and punish Firepaw.
Krakauer relates that he is convinced McCandless ate moldy wild potato seeds and was poisoned. How does Krauker trace back the characteristics that were in his chris' childhood and that lead to desertion stubbourness? However, when she turns to Yellowfang she is surprised, saying that Firepaw had captured. Group Questions: Can you explain one of the ways McCandless was successful as a salesman growing up? Alaska State Troopers discover his body two months later. Carl McCunn was an absent-minded man from Texas who moved to Fairbanks in the 1970s. She smells a pair of jeans he left behind and tells her husband that they smell like her son. He leaves an enthusiastic note beside a passage saying that happiness is only real when shared with other people.
There were a few others notorious in Alaska for similar things, including Gene Rosellini, a brilliant man who had decided to see if man could still live as in pre-technology days, and survived without any tools but those he could make himself for over a decade, until he killed himself. And yet, as the examples of Rosselini, Waterman, and McCunn demonstrate, McCandless is hardly the only individual impelled to live off the land in the Alaskan wilderness. What facts or ideas show that Chris knew he was in too deep? Davis Gulch contains petroglyphs left behind by the Anasazi people, as well as a carving left in 1993 by a young man named Everett Ruess, who, like Christopher McCandless, disappeared into the wild. At the same time, these others provide Krakauer with an opportunity to highlight McCandless's uniqueness; the author characterizes him by contrast with his predecessors. One writer speaks of McCandless's hubris and ignorance. I then got busy packing things up and getting ready to break camp. He killed himself just before embarking on his plan to live out of his backpack for the rest of his life.