Chris Mccandless Into The Wild

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In the book, “Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer, Chris McCandless, who introduces himself as Alex, hitchhiked his way to Alaska. He embarked on an adventure to Alaska to get away from not only his family, but humanity in general to figure out how to escape from the life he did not enjoy. He decided to give up his life as a college graduate just to prove that not everyone needs materialistic things in order to live a happy life. With regard to that, he left his family behind without a notice of what his plans were going to be after he graduated. In my opinion on what provoked Chris McCandless to venture off into the wild was his philosophical beliefs to get out of society and the way his parents treated him built a dreadful relationship between them.
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Chris was on his own and he loved the idea of being alone.“Driving west out of Atlanta, he intended to invent an utterly new life for himself, one of which he would be free to wallow in unfiltered experience.” (Krakauer 22-23). “ … the mysterious, far-reaching hairline trail, the absence of sun from the sky, the tremendous cold, and this strangeness and weirdness of it all made no impression on the man,” (London 1). Chris was just as curious and daring as the man from the passage: chris loved the wild and was determined to make it there and live his life alone. Chris is independence allowed him to love the feeling of being alone on his journey also allowed him to feel the joy of being on his own.
His journey into the wild was in some ways a journey of self-exploration, he was at ease with being alone. His intelligence provided him with the resources to survive in the wilderness. Chris’s confidence also served well for it enabled him to have enough guts to do what he did in the first place. Although he had a life of privilege, he chose to abandon such lifestyle in pursuit of his true happiness of living out in the wild where he was free from it
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