Chris Mccandless The Odyssey

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Chris McCandless made a lot of friends during his Alaskan Odyssey. Wayne Westerberg was one of the people who got really attached to Chris or as they all knew him, Alex. Westerberg had always job offers for McCandless; it was his own way of keeping an eye out for him. McCandless and Westerberg became close friends in a matter of days. Wayne always respecting his mysterious side with no questions really helped their friendship. Therefore, McCandless consistently had someone to rely on. Jan Burres was one of the people Chris stayed in written contact with throughout his odyssey. Burres saw the opportunity to take care of Chris ‘ “because of what happened between me [Burres] and my own son’ ” (Krakauer 45). McCandless lived with Burres and her …show more content…

Franz first met Chris when he gave Chris a ride to ‘Oh-My-God Hot Springs’. Ronald was very vulnerable when he first met McCandless since he had lost his wife and son while he was in the war. He thought of ‘Alex’ (aka. Chris McCandless) as another son. Ronald was so fascinating by Alex that he even wanted to adopt him. Franz was very affected by his death more than others. Partly because he felt that déjà vu feeling due to the fact that he felt like his son died once again. Franz stated that he “ ‘asked God to keep his finger on the shoulder of that one; I told him that boy was special. […] when I learned what happened, I renounced the Lord. […] I decided I couldn’t believe in a God who would let something that terrible happen to a boy like Alex’ ” (Krakauer 60). After that moment Franz turned to alcohol to forget the pain. The impact that Chris left on Ronald was enormous. McCandless was far a unique person whom everyone that knew him learn to respect him and adore. If by chance I would have encounter him I would like to hear his adventures. But, most of all I would like to know what exactly was he thinking when he first started traveling. I specially would not judge him because one does not know what exactly has one lived. So after all I don’t think I would have overreacted if I encounter him I would just like to comprehend his point of the Alaskan Odyssey. In conclusion, Chris McCandless changed many life’s

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