This upper-level essay packet requires students to relate criticism of Sean Penn's movie version to Krakauer's book version of "Into the Wild." The process begins by finding evidence to support the statements from the New York Times review of the movie directly from the movie. Once the students have collected their data, they use a graphic organizer to make some concrete determinations about the movie vs. the book. From there, the students begin writing a comparison essay based completely on one critique comment from the review. The packet includes information on what a literary comparison essay is, how to form a thesis, how to abstract passages from the book in order to prove their point, as well as parenthetical citation. This project works well after working with students on writing literary essays. This would be a logical next step after writing a literary essay on the book. The teacher will need to have prepared their students with previous writing lessons on literary essays before assigning this essay. Please realize that this student packet includes student graphic organizers and teacher resources, but is not a complete teacher's guide to writing a literary comparison essay and critique. The materials are definitely meant for a Senior level High School class or upper level student in which you plan to challenge and extend their knowledge of planning, prewriting, and collecting concrete evidence from literature. Thank you for your interest!