Plants with unexpected chemical properties, the potato seeds are sources of mystery, but also unlock the secret behind Chris McCandless’s death.
Potato Seeds Quotes in Into the Wild
The Into the Wild quotes below all refer to the symbol of Potato Seeds. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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.
The timeline below shows where the symbol Potato Seeds appears in Into the Wild. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 18 - The Stampede Trail
...his journal that he is very weak and in grave danger, also rather cryptically mentioning potato seeds .
...this lead, Krakauer popularizes the theory in Outside magazine that a starving McCandless ate wild potato seeds at the recommendation of his edible plant guide, but mistook the wild potato for the...
Yet unsatisfied with his own theory and still suspecting potato seeds to be involved with McCandless’ death, Krakauer takes some seeds from Chris’ campsite to scientists...
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