Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Into The Wild- Day one

Q:  How does Krakauer’s chapter grouping build both sympathy and complexity for Chris?

HW: For tomorrow's class, I need you to re-familiarize yourself with the book from a structural perspective. Provide a brief 2-3 sentence summary of what you believe were the major plot points of the chapter. The more that you can comment on the way chapter builds the character of Chris, the more you might be able to uncover Krakauer's strategy. We will assemble these observations tomorrow to map out how such decisions shape the narrative experience for the reader.

Bring ITW to class.


1- The Alaska Interior- In this chapter, the reader witnesses the fateful day Chris walks into the wilderness of Alaska as recalled by truck driver that dropped him off at the entry point. We see his optimism, romanticism, and perhaps a little arrogance. Hook is set for us to understand the circumstances that led to the death of Chris.

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