This is the true story of one person who decided to live his life a certain way. He grew up in an affluent home but he turned his back on his family and gave itall away. He drifted on the roads. He attempted to become a man of nature. He was prepared in his spirit but not in his mind or in his body. He did not survive in nature, for some very interesting reasons.
it is also a story about the author, John Krakauer, and his own difficult relationship with his own family and with nature.
Three main goals for this reading unit:
- To evaluate Chris Mccandless (the focus of the story), draw conclusions about him and his tale in the context of a modern tragedy.
- To analyze and appreciate how John Krakauer uses language to effectively tell the story.
- Expose ourselves to new vocabulary in a contemporary nonfiction text