A fragmented, but honest account of his life on the road, written in the third person, the journal gives insight into McCandless’s state-of-mind and travels. It symbolizes Chris’s beliefs, worldview, and his search for truth.
Chris’s Journal Quotes in Into the Wild
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Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Anchor Books edition of Into the Wild published in 1997.
EXTREMELY WEAK, FAULT OF POT. SEED. MUCH TROUBLE JUST TO STAND UP. STARVING. GREAT JEOPARDY.
Related Characters:Chris McCandless (speaker)
Related Symbols:The Stampede Trail, Chris’s Journal, Potato Seeds
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