For this assignment, you will write a 1000-word, character-driven analysis on London/Jewett/Krakauer’s ideas on human interaction with the natural world. Please feel free to use your “-ism” definitions for guidance. In a well-developed, organized, and thesis-driven essay, please respond to one or more of the following questions:
1- In what specific way(s) do these characters interact with the natural world? What drives them as individuals? For what purpose?
2- In what specific way(s) do London, Jewett, and Krakauer interact with Thoreau’s Walden?
3- Does our contemporary landscape reinforce, reject, and/or encourage these characters’ relationships/ideas/interactions? In what specific ways? For what purpose?
4- How do you see London, Jewett, and/or Krakauer’s characters/ideas influencing future generations? (Conclusion)
Using correct MLA format, you will need to first introduce your reader to your topic. Remember to start your introduction with a hook followed by an overview and/or historical/contemporary presentation of your ideas. You must also use 3-4 sources to support your thesis and argument. You will need to cite from the following:
1 short story AND Into the Wild
1-2 additional recent and scholarly source(s)