Alex Mccandless In Alex Gallien's Into The Wild

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In the story Into the Wild, there is a character named Alex McCandless who was a very independent man. He insisted on not listening to anyone. Alex was confident that he could live while traveling into the wild. Within the story, Alex gives his $25,000 in savings to a charity and abandons his car along with the possessions contained in it. Alex voyages into the wild with nothing but a bag of rice and a small back pack. While on a hunting journey, a moose hunter finds his body a few years later. Although some may disagree, Alex was indeed hubris due to his traveling into the wild unprepared; insisting on not having any parents; and knowing that he could accomplish things simply. Alex traveled into the wild very unprepared. He is a wealthy young man who knows nothing about the wilderness and yet he wanders in there without anything to help him. All he has with him is a ten pound bag of rice, non waterproof hiking boots, and a rifle too small to kill anything. According to a friend of Alex, Gallien believes he lacks an ax, snowshoes, and a compass. Gallien considers these items to be essential for being out in the wilderness. Alex carries in his backpack, a small…show more content…
Which is why I think he walked into the wild the way he did. When in school, he brought home nothing but good grades constantly. Alex was very assertive that he could live in the wild because he was positive that he could succeed in everything else. Alex would live on the edge; running with his cross country team and purposely trying to get them lost so that they would have to find a way back and run longer, thus bringing us to call him hubris. However, with Alex being so determined with such little experience, it cost his life. The text states “S.O.S. I need your help. I am injured, near death, and too weak to hike out of here. I am all alone, this is no joke. In the name of God, please remain to save me, I am out collecting berries close
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