An Analysis Of Chris Mccandless In Jack London's Call Of The Wild

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Have you ever wondered why Chris McCandless went into the wild? Chris McCandless was an American hiker. He ventured into the Alaskan wilderness in April 1992 with little food and equipment, hoping to live simply for a time in solitude. Almost four months later, McCandless' starved remains were found. His death occurred in a converted bus used as a backcountry shelter, along the Stampede Trail on the eastern bank of the Sushana River. Some may believe that Chris McCandless went into the wild because he had a mental illness/suicidal, but the real reasons he left everything was that he was influenced by literature and his problems he had with his parents. Chris was mostly influenced by three authors and they are Jack London, Henry David Thoreau, and Leo Tolstoy, but I think that Chris…show more content…
Call Of the Wild is a short adventure novel and set in Yukon, Canada during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush, when strong sled dogs were in high demand. The central character of the novel is a dog named Buck. The story opens at a ranch in the Santa Clara Valley of California when Buck is stolen from his home and sold into service as a sled dog in Alaska. He progressively reverts to a wild state in the harsh climate, where he is forced to fight to dominate other dogs. By the end, he sheds the veneer of civilization and relies on primordial instinct and learned experience to emerge as a leader in the wild. He was influenced by Jack London's novel To Build a Fire also influenced chris because it's about a man and his dog and the man is supposed to meet with “The Boys” but while hiking he falls through the ice
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