Going into chapters nine through eleven, Jon Krakauer hits the point in the story when the wild and adventurous man who went into the wild, dies in the wild. This is the biggest tone shift in the story up to this point, as the main character is now dead. The setting has change as well, as now, the book has gone to the eyes of the viewers. The news cast, the people, the family of the diseased McCandless. Unanswered questions are soon to be answered, and the reader can sure detect the mood of suspense. Going into the perspective of the father and mother of the man, the reader feels worry and confusion. Why had their son done such a thing? Why did he not answer to any calls, nor inform them that he is in fact alive? McCandless was a smart boy, but was never expected to do such a thing. The adventure is gone, and with the heart of McCandless, went the courageous soul. As the reader goes in deeper into the following chapter, he or she, with Jon Krakauer, now experiences the life of McCandless, through an interview with the parents. Going deep into the roots to solve the problem, of the death of McCandless. Like solving a mystery, and pulling out clues, the reader is now in the position of the narrator. The mood is now mysterious, as with every sentence read, is another hint at the big picture. You are now the head of the mystery, and you are now solving it. We later find out that the McCandless family was never around as they were busy with work. After revealing this fact, the reader falls into a pit of more questions. Are the parents the cause of the death of their own child? Is this the only reason, or is there more?
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