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Bell Ringer: Wednesday, March 14th. In complete sentences, answer the follow question…you have your book now, so you can find quotes!

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bell ringer wednesday march 14th
Bell Ringer: Wednesday, March 14th
  • In complete sentences, answer the follow question…you have your book now, so you can find quotes!
  • After reading chapter 1, use two adjectives to describe your impressions of Chris McCandless (Alex). Explain and support each adjective with a specific quotation from the chapter.
statement
Statement:

Based on what I’ve read so far in the text, I like Chris McCandless.

chapter 2
Chapter 2

Chapter 2 Epigraph:

Jack London

-1876-1916

-Writer and “Jack”

of many trades

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London travelled the Alaskan territory in 1897
  • Published in 1906 as a companion to Call of the Wild
  • About a dog/wolf hybrid’s travels and adventures in the territory

http://www.getyourwordsworth.com/WORDSWORTH-JackLondon.html

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Why does Krakauer use this epigraph? How does it fit into this chapter? What does it reveal about McCandless?

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Chapter 3 Epigraph:

Leo Tolstoy

-1828-1910

-Writer of War and Peace and Anna Karenina

http://thebluegrassspecial.com/archive/2010/november10/imagesnov10/leo-tolstoy1.jpg

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Published in 1859
  • Account of a young woman who marries a much older man
  • The woman learns that married life is more complex than she thought - certainly not all “happy”

http://ebooks-imgs.connect.com/product/400/000/000/000/000/158/443/400000000000000158443_s4.jpg

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Why does Krakauer use this epigraph? How does it fit into this chapter? What does it reveal about McCandless?

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After graduating college, McCandless begins, “an epic journey that would change everything” (22). He saw his time in college as “an absurd and onerous duty” (22). In heading west he felt freed “from the stifling world of his parents and peers, a world of abstraction and security and material excess” (22). Using examples from the reading explain what he meant by this. What do you think of his motivation for leaving?
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