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Demystification of the myth of freedom in the ...

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Nobel: journal of literature and language teaching ... the wild tells about a young man, namely, christopher johnson mccandless who flees from. 14 pages
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NOBEL: Journal of Literature and Language TeachingVolume 10, Number 01, April 2019, 01-14DEMYSTIFICATION OF THE MYTH OF FREEDOM IN THECHARACTERIZATION OF CHRISTOPHER MCCANDLESS INKRAKAUER’S INTO THE WILDNi Komang Arie Suwastini1, Gusti Ayu Putu Suprianti2, Nyoman Trijaya Suparyanta3Ganesha University of Education, Jalan Raya Sesetan No.196, Denpasar, Bali [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]: While Krakauer’s Into The Wild depicts McCandless’ flee from society to live inthe wild, many reviews argue that McCandless was not really a kind of person who findsfreedom in nature. The present study will investigate further the surface characterizationsof McCandless as freedom chaser with the plot development to fill the gap betweenMcCandless’ characterizations and the myth of freedom that he chases. By applyingBarthes’ mythology, the study reveals that McCandless was described as an adventurer,immaterialist, and loner. However, the plot ...