Into the Wild


Jon Krakauer

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The Stikine Ice Cap Symbol Analysis

The Stikine Ice Cap Symbol Icon
A merciless and threatening glacier that Krakauer must cross to climb Devils Thumb, it represents danger and risk.
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The Stikine Ice Cap Symbol Timeline in Into the Wild

The timeline below shows where the symbol The Stikine Ice Cap appears in Into the Wild. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 14 - The Stikine Ice Cap
The American Wilderness Theme Icon
Risk and Self-Reinvention Theme Icon
To reach the summit, Krakauer must cross the Stikine Ice Cap during a snowstorm. Barely able to see, Krakauer slips through a crevice in the ice,... (full context)