In chapter 18 of Into the Wild, how does the Doctor Zhivago quote foreshadow Chris's writings and actions?

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The Doctor Zhivago quote is a definite standout when compared to most of the other quotes that Krakauer starts each chapter with. The previous quotes that begin the other chapters are very much focused on man being an individual and being alone. If the quote doesn't focus on the individual, then it focuses on being out in the wilderness. This is why Thoreau is used throughout the text. His writings embody the idea that spiritual wholeness is found through a solitary, spiritual connection with the wilderness.

The Doctor Zhivago quote is nearly the antithesis of this idea. The quote does talk about...

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The Doctor Zhivago quote with Chris's highlighting and underscores indicate that he was ready to spend time and share himself with others rather than living in the wilderness alone, trying to prove something to himself. The fact that he underlined "love of one's neighbor" shows that he took careful consideration of that idea and began to realize that life is only worthwhile when shared with others. This realization is probably what prompted him to attempt, yet fail, to cross the river back into civilization.
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