Analysis Of Into The Wild, By Jon Krakauer

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Into the wild is a book, by Jon Krakauer, which tells the captivating story of how a man's imaginable future of an impoverished life, excluded from society, eventually leads him to his everlasting Utopia. Chris McCandles was a man who was not fascinated by the companionship of society. He was a man who found joy in living a life, which some would call underprivileged. He was a man who showed his strong-will through his determination to live a life full of alluring adventure in the wilderness. As Chris wrote, "No longer to be poisoned by civilization he flees, and walks alone upon the land to become lost in the wild." In addition, Chris McCandles was a man of solitude. He enjoyed the unlimited freedom he had while living away from anything familiar. Chris was so consumed by being cut free from society that he even adopted the alias Alex Supertramp. He exchanged his relationship with people, to enjoy the abundance of opportunities God surrounded him with. McCandles explains this through a letter he wrote to Ron Franz, "You are wrong if you think joy emanates only …show more content…

When he decided to live a life set apart from the majority, he followed through with absolute dedication. He was also a man who would converse with prostitute, hobos, and other people society considered scum, and try to improve their lives with what little he had. Alex writes to a friend who gave him a small amount of money and says, "Sometimes I wish I hadn't met you though.Tramping is too easy with all this money. My days were more exciting when I was penniless and had to forage around for my next meal." (page 33). He also refused the offering to any gifts or money from his parents before he started his adventure. Some would say he is being ungrateful, but the quote shows just how dedicated and relentless he was to live a life he wanted for himself, not anyone else. Chris lived for the satisfaction of others, not for himself, and he was content in

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