Into The Wild Book Analysis

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Idealism is defined as the group of philosophies which assert that reality, or reality as we can know it, is fundamentally mental, mentally constructed, or otherwise immaterial. In today’s world ,our appetite for wealth and material goods isn 't driven by hardship, but by our own inner discontent. We 're convinced that we can buy our way to happiness, that wealth is the path to permanent fulfillment and well-being. We still measure ‘success ' in terms of the quality and price of the material goods we can buy, or in the size of our salaries. Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer is a non-fiction book which tells the real story of Christopher McCandless, who unlike the rest of us despised materialistic pleasures. McCandless in the April of 1992,set off alone into the Alaskan wild. He had given all of his savings to charity, abandoned his car and his possessions. Unlike others, he wanted to live a life of independence, free from materialistic pleasures and filled with nature and it’s beauty. In addition, McCandless shed his legal name early in his journey, adopting the moniker ‘Alexander Supertramp’. He travelled a lot to places such as South Dakota, Salton City before hitchhiking to Alaska. Along his journey, he befriended few people whom he was in contact with till the end. McCandless kept a daily short
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