Quotes On Chris Mccandless

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Some would say “Life on the road is suited for everyone”, others such as for myself, would disagree. Life on the road is not suited for everyone, because not everyone can throw away their normal life and go on the road or the wilderness and survive like Chris McCandless. Some would think, Chris McCandless, was on a suicide mission but he was only following his dreams and he actually did, unlike many people. Chris McCandless inspired so many people to move out, leave their old lives, and have a fresh start at their life. Chris McCandless was a independent person and he was trying to get away from civilization because he felt like he never fit into it. Krakauer quotes from Ken Sleights when he talks about Chris McCandless, “A lot of us are like that, I’m like that, Ed Abbey was like that, and it sounds like this McCandless kid was like that: We like companionship, see, but we can’t stand to be around people for very long. So we go get ourselves lost, come back for a while, then get the…show more content…
The wilderness was his true happiness, it made him feel different, and he in fact hated society and his old life. A quote by Ruess, “I have been thinking more and more, that I shall always be a lone wanderer of the wilderness. God, how the trail lures me. You cannot comprehend it’s resistance fascination for me. After all the lone trail is the longest… I'll never stop wandering and when the time comes to die , I’ll find the wildest, loneliest most desolate spot there is” (Krakauer 91). This quote connects to the theme “The effect of the wilderness on American imagination and Life on the road” in that it explains how others had the same mindset as Chris McCandless did, they are willing to die in the wilderness all alone and this is important because Chris McCandless actions have inspired many people to do the same as he has done, he inspired them to go out and make something out of themselves and find their
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