Ch 1: Into the Wild Literary Context

About This Chapter

The ''Into the Wild'' Literary Context chapter of this ''Into the Wild'' Study Guide course is the most efficient way to study vocabulary, character analyses, and other elements of this text. This chapter uses simple and fun lessons that take about five minutes to complete, plus includes lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you understand the essential concepts associated with the literary context of the novel.

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Anyone who needs help learning or mastering literary context material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the literary context of Into the Wild. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
  • Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the sequence of events, the setting, and key quotes from the novel
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning literature (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam

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  • Complete each lesson in the chapter to review all key topics.
  • Refer to the lesson to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
  • Complete your review with the Into the Wild Literary Context chapter exam.

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Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about literary context for a standard English course. Topics covered include:

  • Jon Krakauer's biography
  • An analysis and summary of the novel
  • Main and supporting characters
  • An examination of Chris McCandless
  • Use of different locations
  • Timeline of the plot
  • Analysis of major quotes
  • A discussion of the genre of the novel
  • Vocabulary terms

9 Lessons in Chapter 1: Into the Wild Literary Context
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Into the Wild: Author Jon Krakauer

1. Into the Wild: Author Jon Krakauer

The writing style and themes of Jon Krakauer's ''Into the Wild'' are heavily influenced by the author's background. An adventurer himself, Krakauer obviously feels a close connection to his subject, Chris McCandless.

Into the Wild: Summary & Analysis

2. Into the Wild: Summary & Analysis

Jon Krakauer's 1996 book ''Into the Wild,'' which details the nonfiction story of adventurer Chris McCandless, is a classic of nonfiction and nature writing. It deals with the themes of man's relationship to society and nature.

Into the Wild Characters

3. Into the Wild Characters

In ''Into the Wild,'' Jon Krakauer attempts to understand his main character, Chris McCandless, through McCandless' diaries and interviews with many of the unique characters McCandless met on his adventures.

Into the Wild: Chris McCandless

4. Into the Wild: Chris McCandless

John Krakauer's ''Into the Wild'' tells the story of Chris McCandless, who left society behind to live a life of exploration and died in the Alaskan wilderness. McCandless is a mysterious and controversial character at the center of the book.

Into the Wild Locations

5. Into the Wild Locations

John Krakauer's ''Into the Wild'' is the story of Chris McCandless' journey across the United States, starting from his college graduation in Atlanta to the Southwest, South Dakota, and finally his doomed trip to Alaska.

Into the Wild Timeline of Events

6. Into the Wild Timeline of Events

The events of 'Into the Wild,' the story of the last months of Christopher McCandless' life, take place over the course of May 1990 to the fall of 1991, but the chapters jump back and forth between the months frequently as Jon Krakauer unravels the mystery of who McCandless was.

Into the Wild Quotes

7. Into the Wild Quotes

'Into the Wild' by Jon Krakauer takes us on a journey across the United States with Christopher McCandless. When he left his old life, we had no idea his new one would end so tragically.

Into the Wild Genre

8. Into the Wild Genre

The genre of a work of non-fiction can help shape the way a story is written and the way the reader understands it. In this lesson, you'll learn about the various genres that Jon Krakauer's ''Into the Wild'' fits into, in addition to the way these forms shape the book.

Into the Wild Vocabulary

9. Into the Wild Vocabulary

Into the Wild by Jon Krackaurer is the story of Christopher Johnson McCandless and his wanderings across America after his graduation from Emory University in 1990. As we look at the vocabulary, it sheds light on the meaning.

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