Into the Wild

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Chris’s Canoe Symbol Icon
On impulse, McCandless buys a canoe to paddle down the Colorado River into Mexico. He nearly dies in the canoe when he loses an oar during a storm. The canoe stands as a sign of Chris’s thirst for adventure, compulsive nature, and risky behavior.
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Chris’s Canoe Symbol Timeline in Into the Wild

The timeline below shows where the symbol Chris’s Canoe appears in Into the Wild. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 4 - Detrital Wash
Risk and Self-Reinvention Theme Icon
Later, in Arizona, Chris buys a canoe “on impulse,” deciding to boat down the Colorado River and across the Mexican border to... (full context)
The American Wilderness Theme Icon
Risk and Self-Reinvention Theme Icon
Luck, Chance, and Circumstance Theme Icon” in January his boat nearly capsizes in a storm, causing him to abandon his canoe and head north. (full context)