How Did Chris Mccandless Go To Into The Wild

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In the book, “Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer, there is a man by the name of Chris McCandless who leaves everything behind and lives a whole other life on his journey to Alaska. McCandless’ family has no idea he has left and with his tragic meeting with death everyone is concerned to know why he chose to leave. The primary motives to which Chris McCandless went into the wild was due to his emotional damage with family, his risk-taking tendencies and his way of pushing his capabilities to the extreme limit. When Chris was younger he and his family would go on trips and vacations. At one point his relationship with his father was great and they were close but as soon as he overheard that his parents were going to get a divorce it upset him greatly and it affected him emotionally in a negative way. “In moments of anger, one or the other often threatened divorce...We learned to count on each other when Mom and Dad weren’t getting along.” (Krakauer 107) shows that because…show more content…
As I have stated before many people would warn him what not to do but he didn’t like to be told what to do so he would do them anyways because it was what he desired and he was going to live his life. In the article , “Where I Lived and What I Lived For“ by Henry David Thoreau he discusses how he 's only met a few people that are actually living and not just doing the same routine everyday when he says ,”The millions are awake enough for physical labor; but only one in a million to a poetic or divine life. To be awake is to be alive. I have never yet met a man who was quite awake”. That article ties into with Chris because instead of just doing the same thing over and over again he wanted to come out of his comfort zone and actually live even if it had to deal with taking risks. Chris always liked to do his own thing and it made him feel even more happy once he accomplished his goal or whatever he set out to

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