Into the Wild Essay | The Concept of Materialism vs. the Works of Frederick Douglass and Jon Krauker

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The Concept of Materialism vs. the Works of Frederick Douglass and Jon Krauker

Summary: Compares the concept of materialism with the works of Frederick Douglass and Jon Krakauer.
Materialism is defined by Webster's Dictionary as "a preference for material objects as opposed to spiritual or intellectual pursuits" (172). Life in 2002 is very materialistic. I am a part of a generation that has been focused on "what we have." Materialism is something that I have just realized is an issue for me. Into the Wild and The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass opened my eyes to how complicated materialism makes life. After completing the novels, I visited with my mother as she has had a different experience in her lifetime. I also interviewed my wife as she has a different upbringing from myself. All of this information has provided for a new perspective for me on materialism.

My wife and I have become accustomed to purchasing or getting whatever we like. It is hard for...

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