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Into the Wild Character List & Flashcards

Into the Wild Character List & Flashcards
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Bud Walsh
The National Park ranger who ends up finding McCandless' abandoned car in the desert
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Carine McCandless
Chris McCandless' younger sister. She is very close to Chris, and is a lot like him in many ways
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Billie McCandless
Chris McCandless' mother. Met Walt as a secretary at his company and eventually joined Walt to start a new company
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Walt McCandless
Chris McCandless' father. Very smart, affluent, and well-to do aerospace engineer who secretly had two separate families
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Wayne Westerberg
Owner of a grain elevator in Carthage, South Dakota. Ends up giving McCandless several jobs and becomes close friends with him
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Butch Killian
Emergency medical technician who is called for help when McCandless' body was found
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Ferdie Swanson
Construction worker and friend of Gordon Samel and Ken Thompson. One of the hunters to find McCandless' body
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Gordon Samel
Employee of Ken Thompson at Anchorage body shop and is the one who first finds McCandless' body
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Ken Thompson
The owner of Anchorage body shop and one of the hunters who finds McCandless' body
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Jim Gallien
The last person to see Chris McCandless alive
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Chris McCandless
The intense young man who after graduating college, gave away all of his possessions and hitchhiked to Alaska to live off of the land
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Jon Krakauer
The author of 'Into the Wild' who is also an experienced mountain climber and outdoorsman
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Flashcard Content Overview

With these flashcards, you will study the characters in Jon Krakauer's 1996 nonfiction book 'Into the Wild.' Yes, you read it right. This is a nonfiction book, which means that these characters are real people, most of which are still alive today. The information about the main character, Chris McCandless, his family, and the many people he met on his adventure were obtained and put together by Krakauer as he read McCandless' diaries and interviewed the others that he met along the way.

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Jon Krakauer
The author of 'Into the Wild' who is also an experienced mountain climber and outdoorsman
Chris McCandless
The intense young man who after graduating college, gave away all of his possessions and hitchhiked to Alaska to live off of the land
Jim Gallien
The last person to see Chris McCandless alive
Ken Thompson
The owner of Anchorage body shop and one of the hunters who finds McCandless' body
Gordon Samel
Employee of Ken Thompson at Anchorage body shop and is the one who first finds McCandless' body
Ferdie Swanson
Construction worker and friend of Gordon Samel and Ken Thompson. One of the hunters to find McCandless' body
Butch Killian
Emergency medical technician who is called for help when McCandless' body was found
Wayne Westerberg
Owner of a grain elevator in Carthage, South Dakota. Ends up giving McCandless several jobs and becomes close friends with him
Walt McCandless
Chris McCandless' father. Very smart, affluent, and well-to do aerospace engineer who secretly had two separate families
Billie McCandless
Chris McCandless' mother. Met Walt as a secretary at his company and eventually joined Walt to start a new company
Carine McCandless
Chris McCandless' younger sister. She is very close to Chris, and is a lot like him in many ways
Bud Walsh
The National Park ranger who ends up finding McCandless' abandoned car in the desert
Jan Burres
Woman who sells knick-knacks at various flea markets in the western US. She picked up McCandless hitchhiking and they became friends
Peter Kalitka
Private investigator hired by the McCandless family when Chris went missing
Lori Zarza
Assistant manager at McDonalds in Bullhead City where McCandless worked for a short-time
Charlie
Man in Bullhead City who gives Chris a trailer home to live in for a time
Ronald Franz
Elderly man and devout Christian who picks up Chris hitchiking and even offers to adopt Chris, becoming like a father figure
Gail Borah
Girlfriend of Wayne Westberg, and divorced mother of 2 children who becomes friends with Chris in Carthage
Mary Westerberg
Wayne Westberg's mother who feeds Chris and takes a liking to him
Sam McCandless
One of Chris's older half brothers who is the first in the family to learn that Chris died
Loren Johnson
Chris's grandpa who is a lot like Chris, in that he doesn't quite fit into society and enjoys wildlife
Chris Fish
Carrine McCandless' husband who owns an auto-repair shop
Gaylord Stuckey
63-yr-old man who meets Chris at Laird River Hotsprings and drives him to Fairbanks, Alaska
Alexander Supertramp
The name that Chris McCandless adopted for himself

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