Who Is Mccandless's Ambition In Into The Wild

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Everybody dreams of their own forms of success that defines a person is what they do with those ambitions. In the novel, "Into the Wild" by Jon Krakauer, Christopher McCandless from suburban Virginia embarks on a philosophical quest throughout the United States, but prior to that he donates a large sum of money to charity and shortly after graduating from Emory University, leaves home for his journey. Over the course of his pilgrimage, McCandless makes it to South Dakota, California, Arizona, and Mexico, discarding his possessions while meeting several types of people whom he connects with. Among the many scenarios McCandless faces, they include a flash flood where he loses his car, powerful rapids while canoeing, and working at McDonalds. McCandless became close with people who had significantly affected him, such as the hospitality of a grain elevator manager and the comfort of an…show more content…
While McCandless accompanied Gallien to the Stampede Trail where he was eventually dropped off, Gallien noticed how " 'There was just no talking the guy out of it,'" and that " 'He was determined. Real gung ho. The word that comes to mind is excited. He couldn't wait to head out there and get started.' " McCandless stubbornly refused to let any sort of dissuasion unnerve him and was absolutely intent on Alaska. While hitchhiking in Alaska, McCandless met Gaylord Stuckey, a deliveryman, who took McCandless to the town of Fairbanks where McCandless headed for the university to brush up on plants that were edible. Stuckey thought," 'Alex, you're too early. There's still two foot, three foot of snow on the ground. There's nothing growing yet. But [sic] his mind was pretty well made up. He was champing at the bit to get out there and start hiking.' " McCandless undoubtedly savored knowledge and was raring about the opportunity and was another example of his
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