One Man's Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Sam Kieth
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Essay Topic 1

What does the "Boss Hunter" symbolize for Dick? What strong opinions does he have about the hunters and their attitude toward the wilderness? How does Dick try to erase "their stains on the land?"

Essay Topic 2

What is Dick's philosophy on conservation? How does he honor this philosophy while living in the wilderness? In what ways does he "pay" for the resources he uses? Provide textual examples to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

How does Dick turn to the natural world to help him solve his problems and meet his needs in the wilderness? In particular, what uses does he find for a tree burl and driftwood? What other items does Dick create using the natural resources that improves the quality of his life?

Essay Topic 4

Analyze the theme of celebrations in One Man's Wilderness. How does Dick celebrate traditional occasions as well as personal moments...

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