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Now I Walk Into The Wild Analysis

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Now I Walk Into The Wild
Transcendentalism is the philosophy which says that thought and spiritual things are more real than ordinary human experiences and material things. The world consumed Chris McCandless but when he realized what he wanted he went with his “gut feeling”. Chris often had his own opinion but he knew the difference between right and wrong. As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said “It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude” (Emerson). When Chris McCandless first set out on this journey to Alaska, he had very few supplies in the one backpack he decided to carry along on his expedition. When he was first picked up by Jim Gallien, Chris or as he referred to as Alex Supertramp only had a ten pound bag of rice, and a 22 Caliber rifle. “The bush is an unforgiving place, that cares nothing for hope and longing” (Krakauer, 4). After Chris’s fate, we soon realize this quote is certainly true. Gallien noticed
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I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love. I felt myself a superabundance of energy which found no outlet in our quiet life” (Leo Tolstoy). During Chris’s life, his dad had his career set out for him including college paid for and a car as a graduation present. His parents didn’t know his plan for after college. He wanted to live on the road and use natures resources to live. He was picked up as a hitchhiker and his parents hired a private investigator but could not trace him. When he traveled, he would get bored and apply for a job. Once he got the jobs, he would still live life as a “hobo” but then after he felt he needed to move on, he would either give away his money or burn it. With all the money he made from the several different jobs he had, he could’ve had plenty of supplies to
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