A Thematic Analysis of the Intertextual References to Transcendentalism in Jon Krakauer’s “Into the Wild” and their Role in the Portrayal of Christopher McCandless

Visionary seeker or foolish greenhorn?


Term Paper, 2017

40 Pages


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Table of Contents

uthor’s Declaration of Originality

Abstract

Introduction

Chapter One: Nature and Wilderness
1.1 Krakauer’s use of epigraphs
1.2 The Allure of the Wilderness
1.3 Nature as an opposing force

Chapter Two: Religion and Spirituality
2.1 Krakauer’s portrayal of McCandless as a spiritual being
2.2 Intertextual references to a non-transcendental writer
2.3 Transcendentalist elements of McCandless’ Spiritual beliefs

Chapter Three: Self Reliance and Nonconformity
3.1 McCandless portrayed as a self-reliant individual
3.2 McCandless defiance against government

Conclusion

Bibliography

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Title
A Thematic Analysis of the Intertextual References to Transcendentalism in Jon Krakauer’s “Into the Wild” and their Role in the Portrayal of Christopher McCandless
Subtitle
Visionary seeker or foolish greenhorn?
College
University of Limerick
Author
Year
2017
Pages
40
Catalog Number
V388597
ISBN (eBook)
9783668628649
ISBN (Book)
9783668628656
File size
1480 KB
Language
English
Keywords
Analysis, Transcendentalism, Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild, Chirstopher McCandless
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Claudine Callaghan (Author), 2017, A Thematic Analysis of the Intertextual References to Transcendentalism in Jon Krakauer’s “Into the Wild” and their Role in the Portrayal of Christopher McCandless, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/388597

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