What Is The Drawbacks Of Into The Wild Chris Mccandless Relationship

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In chapter 6 of Jon Krakauer’s book, Into the Wild, Chris McCandless meets a kind old man named Ronald Franz. Chris and Ron develop a father-son relationship throughout the chapter. This interesting relationship brought many benefits and drawbacks for both of the men. Ron acquired a strong emotional benefit from being around Chris. “When Franz met McCandless, his long-dormant paternal impulses were kindled anew. He couldn’t get the young man out of his mind.”(50) While Chris obtained many physical items to help him through his long journey. “Before departing, Franz gave McCandless a machete, an artic parka, a collapsible fishing pole, and some other gear for his Alaska undertaking.”(54) Along with the benefits of the relationship came the drawbacks.
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