Examples Of Transcendentalism In Into The Wild

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Henry David Thoreau, Jon Krakauer, and Chris McCandless embrace Transcendentalism. Mainly Chris’ and Thoreau’s belief about it. Both try to find themselves and the adventure of nature. In Into the Wild, Krakauer has the same beliefs as Chris McCandless and Henry David Thoreau want to find themselves, especially in nature. The first comment of transcendental beliefs is Chris McCandless was finding himself. For instance his teacher states that McCandless beats to his own drum, “Chris marches to a different drummer” (Krakauer 11). His teacher thinks that Chris is a leader and not a follower. He can make choices on his own without being unsuccessful. Thoreau says, “let everyone mind his own business and endeavor to be what

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