Into The Wild, By Jon Krakauer

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Into the Wild Essay
Being on your own can truly bring out who you are as a person. In life, people tend to take the path most traveled, this is usually the easiest/simplest path to take. In Jon Krakauer’s book, Into the Wild, he implies that people who choose their own path in life should be admired because it shows how a person gaining their own independence can and will bring out how they truly are as a person.
In Chris’s life, he always has to abide by the rules of society, which he never enjoyed doing. In the book, Krakauer shows this by writing “Shortly before he disappeared, Chris complained to Carine that their parents’ behavior was “so irrational, so oppressive, disrespectful and insulting that I finally passed my breaking point.” (Krakauer 64). This quote from the book shows how Chris trying to fit in with society ended up causing him to try being on his own. Him being essentially pushed out of society made him strive to gain independence and see how he would be out in the …show more content…

Krakauer alludes to this by saying “On weekends, when his high school pals were attending “keggers” and trying to sneak into Georgetown bars, McCandless would wander the seedier quarters of Washington, chatting with prostitutes and homeless people..”(Krakauer 113). This quote shows how when Chris’s friends would go to a party, he would go and do his own thing, with people he didn’t know, people that had no clue who or how he was, so that he could be who he actually is. The author, Jon Krakauer, proves this even more by saying “Chris adores his grandfather. The old man’s backwoods savvy, his affinity for the wilderness, left a deep impression on the boy.”(Krakauer 109). This quote shows how Chris always loved to adventure and how it was a part of him, it allowed him to keep doing what he did as a kid, keeping that part of him with him always. Chris’s knack for adventure always allowed him to be his truest

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