Do you think Krakauer's empathy for Chris may have influenced his judgment in examining Chris' actions- or the sympathetic way he tells the story may influence your opinion of Chris?

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I am sure that Krakauer was drawn to recount McCandless’ story, and to explore the motives behind his relentless drive, as he felt that there were parallels with his own experience. He states in the Author’s Note-

 I won’t claim to be an impartial biographer. McCandless’ strange tale struck a personal note that made a dispassionate rendering of the tragedy impossible…I interrupt McCandless’ story with fragments of a narrative...

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