Into the Wild as a Greek Tragedy
"downfall of a basically good person through some fatal error or misjudgment, producing suffering and insight on the part of the protagonist and arousing pity and fear on the part of the audience." (Trinity pride)
"combined journalistic research with the techniques of fiction writing in the reporting of stories about real-life events." (Fakazis)
CATHARSIS IN A TRAGEDY
JON KRAKAUER AS CHORUS
Fear of Nature
Book: going in length to comprehend him
Search for identity
Going to Alaska
Returning to Bus
Eating Potato Seeds
Insight on tragic hero's past.
Tries to prevent tragic hero from failing.
MORE THAN A DAY
YOU FOR LISTENING
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