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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel

There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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    Juliet's Nurse

    Lois Leveen 9781476757445


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Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Into the Wild

kygrimes3, March 1, 2011

My first impressions of the book was that it could have a good story line that might be able to hook and keep my interest throughout the book. Since i am not a big book reader i was happy to see that Krakaur made the book an 'easy read' in the fact that there weren't too many WPP so i never got the feeling that i was reading the same page forever. Its about a man named Chris McCandles who comes from a wealthy family and one day decides to give all his possessions and money away to different charitys to travel the US's westcoast to eventually end up 'going into the wild' in the Alaskan wilderness. John wrote the book with a circle plot so the death of Chris came first then it rewinded time from the beginning while also have a side plot of John's own experiences climbing mountains, climbing, etc.. The main thing i didnt like was that there wasnt much time spent on what things he did in the different states he visited before going to Alaska. I feel like there could have been some stories within those states that could have made Chris's mindset a little more clear of why he wanted to live in the wild. Although there were some slight flaws i would recommend this book to people who like going outdoors or even thinking of doing the same thing; it would bring some dangers of the wilderness to sight and show that its no walk in the park.
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