Jon Krakauer Justifies The Actions Of Chris Mccandless

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Krakauer justifies the actions of the young Chris McCandless, while exploring the many attributes and qualities that much of the audience overlooks in their evaluation of him and his journey into the Alaskan bush. He recognizes in writing the story of Chris McCandless that a majority of society already has a negative perception of McCandless, one built from misinformation and perhaps even fear. As best summarized by Romain Dial at the end of the account, “And I’m sure there are plenty of Alaskans who had a lot in common with McCandless... Which is why they’re so hard on him. Maybe McCandless reminded them too much of their former selves.” (186) Whether or not that remains true is unknown, but what is known is that Chris was a young soul in

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