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The statements below are false. Please rewrite them to make them true.
- While in Alaska, McCandless shoots and kills a black bear.
- Starvation was the cause of McCandless’s death, which occurred because of the lack of wild game for him to shoot and kill.
- McCandless enters Alaska with a map and compass, which gets lost as he tries to cross the Teklanika River.
- In Alaska, all hopes of rescue are hopeless as the nearest sign of human life was over 100 miles away.
- In college, McCandless wrote for both the campus literary magazine and the yearbook.
- McCandless found out about his father’s philandering ways while in high school.
- McCandless, after learning about the affair, told his sister. She did not react in the same way he did, and this ruined their brother / sister bond.
- McCandless crafts a handmade, leather vest with all of his adventures embossed in it.
- McCandless’s canoe adventure leads him to the straits surrounding the Alaskan coastline
- According to one of his final notes/journal entries, McCandless leaves a note for his family that, in spite of the time that has passed, is still replete with anger.
- While in college, McCandless and his roommate found they had many similarities and both managed to stay on the honor roll.
Short-answer Essay Questions:
- How does hubris factor into Chris McCandless’s ultimate demise?
- How did you feel about McCandless initially? How did you feel about him at the end of the book?
- How did Billie and Walt feel when visiting the bus where their son died?
- Discuss two techniques that Krakauer uses to persuade his readers to feel positively about McCandless and his adventures. (each technique worth 10 pts. Each)
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