Krakauer's Account Of The Journey Of Chris Mccandless

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John Krakauer’s account of the journey of Chris McCandless has inspired many other people to seek out the beauty of nature. Why would a story with such a tragic ending cause others to do exactly what in the end killed McCandless? Perhaps it’s because Krakauer depicts Chris as a hardworking honest young man, who throughout his journey uncovered many truths about life. Maybe it’s because Krakauer includes so many passages talking about the beauty and simplicity of nature. Possibly this inspiration is contributed to because Krakauer chalks the death of McCandless up to chance. Taking the blame off of Chris and making him appear more as an unlucky hero than a foolhardy boy. Throughout Krakauer’s account of Chris’s journey he talks about him as
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