Chris Mccandless Killing The Moose

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Chris McCandless ' naivete is exemplified in killing the moose, as he tries to survive in Alaska. He aims to make use of every part of the animal he hunted, therefore attempting to preserve all of it before it rots, however he finds himself and the carcass to become swarmed in mosquitos, flies-- and before he knows it-- maggots, once he tries to gut the animal, which forces him to discard most of the corpse, leaving it to the wolves. The quote “But McCandless, in his naivete, relied on the advice of hunters he 'd consulted in South Dakota, who advised him to smoke his meat, not an easy task under the circumstances.” (Krakauer 166) displays his inexperience. The hunters of South Dakota know only of curing meat in their climate, whereas
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