Compare And Contrast Mccandless And Adam Shepard

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Have you ever known a person who would leave everything behind to go on a journey to prove something? Adam Shepard and Chris McCandless did that exactly, but their journeys were very different. Adam was 25 years old while Chris was 24 years, both were college educated and were intelligent young men. Adam’s journey was to prove that the American dream was still possible, so in order to achieve his goal, he went to a new city with $25 and the clothes on his back, gym bag, sleeping bag. Chris’s journey was to travel to different places without needing so much money or sometimes no money at all. Both of these journeys were interesting, but Adam 's journey has a more positive impact on people. Adam Shepard was a more admirable person, his journey had a purpose and impacted many lives, while chris’s journey had no meaning and was a stubborn guy who was running away from his problems. Adam Shepard is a graduate of Merrimack College and was attempting to live the American Dream. To achieve his goal, Shepard was not going to…show more content…
After graduating from college in 1990, McCandless traveled the United States. On his journey that he was going to take, he did not want to be found so he gave himself a name Alexander Supertramp. In the summer of 1990, McCandless had driven his Datsun through Arizona, California, and South Dakota, where he worked at a grain elevator in Carthage. A flash flood stopped his car from moving, at this point he removed its license plates, took what he could, and kept moving on foot. His car was later found and put into service as an undercover vehicle for the local police department. In April 1992, McCandless hitchhiked from Carthage, South Dakota, to Fairbanks, Alaska. He then hikes along the snow-covered Stampede Trail, McCandless came upon an abandoned bus. He stayed there for 100 days and later died of Starvation, possibly brought on by
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