Ch 3: Into the Wild Chapter Summaries

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This chapter goes over the material students need to know about Into the Wild chapter summaries for a standard literature course. Topics covered include:

  • Individual chapter-by-chapter summaries
  • Review of chapters 1-18
  • Explanation of the epilogue

19 Lessons in Chapter 3: Into the Wild Chapter Summaries
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Into the Wild: Chapter 1 Summary

1. Into the Wild: Chapter 1 Summary

This lesson provides an overview of the first chapter of Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild, which tells the story of Christopher Johnson McCandless, who left a comfortable life and a wealthy family to wander through the Alaskan wilderness.

Into the Wild: Chapter 2 Summary

2. Into the Wild: Chapter 2 Summary

Explore Chapter 2 in Jon Krakauer's book, 'Into the Wild.' We'll fast forward to the discovery of Christopher McCandless's body in an abandoned bus near Alaska's Stampede Trail, over four months after McCandless set off into the Alaskan wilderness.

Into the Wild: Chapter 3 Summary

3. Into the Wild: Chapter 3 Summary

This lesson provides an overview of Chapter 3 of Jon Krakaur's 'Into the Wild.' In this chapter, we learn a bit more about Chris McCandless's family, his motivations, and the last few months before he wandered into the Alaskan wilderness.

Into the Wild: Chapter 4 Summary

4. Into the Wild: Chapter 4 Summary

This lesson is a summary of Chapter 4: Detrital Wash in Jon Krakauer's ''Into the Wild''. In this chapter, the narrative traces Chris McCandless's movements, primarily around the West and Southwest. Evidence of his travels, including his abandoned car, surfaces.

Into the Wild: Chapter 5 Summary

5. Into the Wild: Chapter 5 Summary

This lesson provides an overview of Chapter 5 of Jon Krakauer's nonfiction book ''Into the Wild.'' This chapter covers Chris McCandless's movements from May 1991 through December of that same year.

Into the Wild: Chapter 6 Summary

6. Into the Wild: Chapter 6 Summary

This lesson is a summary of Chapter 6: Anza-Borrego of Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild. In this chapter, Krakauer describes the lasting impression that Chris had on Ronald Franz, an eighty-year-old man he met in early 1992 before setting off for Alaska.

Into the Wild: Chapter 7 Summary

7. Into the Wild: Chapter 7 Summary

This lesson provides an overview of Chapter 7 of Jon Krakauer's ''Into the Wild,'' which gives an account of Chris McCandless's last sojourn among friends before he headed north for his Alaskan adventure.

Into the Wild: Chapter 8 Summary

8. Into the Wild: Chapter 8 Summary

This lesson provides an overview of Chapter 8 of Jon Krakauer's 'Into the Wild'. In this chapter, Krakauer tells us about some other cases of lone explorers who wandered into the wilderness of Alaska.

Into the Wild: Chapter 9 Summary

9. Into the Wild: Chapter 9 Summary

This lesson provides an overview of Chapter 9 of Jon Krakauer's 'Into the Wild'. In this chapter, Krakauer tries again to help us better understand Chris McCandless through the stories of other people who had similar ideas and experiences.

Into the Wild: Chapter 10 Summary

10. Into the Wild: Chapter 10 Summary

In chapter 10 of 'Into the Wild', Krakauer details the process of discovering Chris McCandless's identity, including the roles of Jim Gallien, Wayne Westerberg, and Sam McCandless.

Into the Wild: Chapter 11 Summary

11. Into the Wild: Chapter 11 Summary

In this lesson, we explore Chapter 11 of ''Into the Wild'', focusing on insights into Chris McCandless's childhood and his family's history from the points of view of his father, step-mother, sister and high school friends.

Into the Wild: Chapter 12 Summary

12. Into the Wild: Chapter 12 Summary

This lesson provides an overview of Chapter 12 of Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild. Here, Krakauer pieces together some more information about Chris's state of mind. We finally begin to understand more about his rift with his dad.

Into the Wild: Chapter 13 Summary

13. Into the Wild: Chapter 13 Summary

This lesson provides an overview of Chapter 13 of Jon Krakauer's 'Into the Wild'. In this chapter we learn a little more about Chris's sister Carine, and we get a closer look at the aftermath of the family's grief.

Into the Wild: Chapter 14 Summary

14. Into the Wild: Chapter 14 Summary

This lesson provides an overview of chapter 14 of Jon Krakauer's 'Into the Wild.' In this chapter, Krakauer talks about himself and gives us greater insight into his sympathy for Chris McCandless.

Into the Wild: Chapter 15 Summary

15. Into the Wild: Chapter 15 Summary

In this lesson, we explore Chapter 15 of 'Into the Wild', which continues to describe the author's dangerous climbing trip up Devil's Thumb and compares it to Chris McCandless' journey into the Alaskan wilderness.

Into the Wild: Chapter 16 Summary

16. Into the Wild: Chapter 16 Summary

This lesson provides an overview of chapter 16 in Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild. In this chapter, we finally get a look at the journal entries Chris McCandless made while wandering in the wilds of Alaska.

Into the Wild: Chapter 17 Summary

17. Into the Wild: Chapter 17 Summary

In this lesson, we will explore Chapter 17 of ''Into the Wild'' looking at the second part of the author's journey to where Chris McCandless died and his reflections on McCandless's death.

Into the Wild: Chapter 18 Summary

18. Into the Wild: Chapter 18 Summary

In this lesson, we explore Chapter 18 of ''Into the Wild'', focusing on the author's various theories about the causes of Chris McCandless's death and descriptions of his journal entries from the last weeks of his life.

Into the Wild: Epilogue Summary

19. Into the Wild: Epilogue Summary

This lesson is a summary of the epilogue of Jon Krakauer's 'Into the Wild.' The epilogue describes Chris McCandless's parents' visit to the bus where he died. They enter the bus, look at some of Chris's remaining belongings, and install a plaque dedicated to Chris.

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