Chris Mccandless

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In Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, he focuses on one main person, Chris McCandless. Krakauer explains most of Chris's life and even, at times, puts his own input into the pages of this book. Chris McCandless (a.k.a Alexander Supertramp) was from Chesapeake Beach, Maryland. Chris had a father, Walt McCandless, a mother, Billie Mccandless, and a younger sister, Carine. Chris's obsession with nature and high-risk activities was believed to start when "Walt took Billie and his children from both marriages to climb Longs Peak in Colorado." According to Walt, there was a point where he was getting tired and wanted to turn around but, Chris wanted to keep going all the way to the top. It has been said that the reason high-risk activities attract young men is because it gives them the sensation and adrenaline rush they are looking for. If you can't tell Chris McCandless was one of these sensation-seekers. Ever since Chris was little he had shown much interest in nature and wanting to be independent, but that wasn't the only thing he showed interest in. Westerberg said that him and Chris "talked about books for hours... he went on and on about Mark Twain." Chris is very intelligent, it was an accident that he died. That wasn't in his plan whatsoever. His attraction to be independent and strongly minded in nature led to his attraction to these high-risk…show more content…
Since young men are usually so involved in sports they get that adrenaline rush they're looking for in sports, for example when they hit a home run in baseball. Although the young men who don't play sports have to find that adrenaline rush somewhere else. Young men are also into competition, and when they have no one to compete with, they compete with theirselves. Chris started challenging himself. He wanted to prove to himself and others that he could live literally on his own, without anyone's

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