# 数学作业代写：什么是题词

The epigraph is a small phrase or quotation at the opening of a chapter or document. The function of epigraph is to direct the thought process of the reader in accordance with the intentions of the author. Generally, they summarise the content that follows it. Use of epigraph is a very interesting way to steer the reader’s line of thoughts and they can “really brush up a story very well” (“Epigraph”). Although the epigraphs are used at the start of the context, they serve the purpose of take-away or the lesson learned from that particular chapter. It makes it easy to get the gist of the content and also to remember the flow of the narrative. The book written by Jon Krakauer in 1996, Into the Wild, has a brilliant use of epigraphs at the beginning of each of its chapters. The book narrates the final years of protagonist Chris McCandless. A graduate from Emory University, McCandless donates all his savings, spends all his cash, abandons his family to follow the lifestyle sans all security, and starts his journey into the unknown.

He ventures into merciless terrain of Alaska and unfortunately, as he was not adequately prepared for the life in wilderness and does not make out alive from there. As per the author, he wanted to avoid “monotonous security”. However, he had to pay the cost for his adventurous attempt by his life. The journalist approach of Krakauer is based on the interviews of McCandless’ family members, co-tramps, fellow travellers and contents from McCandless’s journals and letters through his journey to various countries. The life and adventures of McCandless are narrated by Krakauer with justifications from the stores of other new age explorer, who refuses to succumb to the ordinary life and standards set by the society and set forth to find their own answers. Such people redefine the concept of freedom by refusing to accept the worn out norms. Krakauer is one such person himself. His own streak of diving into the unknown has helped him narrate the story of McCandless with such passion. He attempted to get the source of inspirations which would have led McCandless to go out rightly against his upper-middle class background and find solace in the life full of extremities, both physical as well as emotional. (Hassen 191)