Krakauer's own experiences as a young man also came up in In the Wild in chapters 14 and 15. Because there were such strong similarities between, he used his own past to provide insights into McCandless's actions and motivation. This probably led Krakauer to present Chris in the most forgiving way he can. Do you think that Krakauer's empathy for Chris may have influenced his critical judgement his actions and decisions? How much did it influence?
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