Analysis Of Chris Mccandless In Into The Wild, By Jon Krakauer

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In life everyone hits a blockage, whether it is that someone does not fit in, feel like one does not belong, or even that one might feel like they are not living the life they are supposed to be living. Some people feel as if they never fit in, in the place they were put, so they feel the need to escape from all that they have in their life and leave everything and everyone behind to get away. A way where a person had to escape is Chris McCandless/Alex Supertramp in Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer. Chris McCandless was a 24 year old boy that knew in the back of his mind he did not belong in the place where his parents were. He loved nature and would always go on adventures just to get away and escape from life. Until one day Chris went on the biggest adventure of his life up into the Alaskan wilderness. With giving up everything one of Chris’s inspirations was from Henry David Thoreau and his book “Walden”. Thoreau went into a wild of his own to get in touch with nature and simplicity as well. Many know that Thoreau was a big transcendentalist and wanted to just be one with the world, so Chris wanted to achieve being his own transcendental self. Even though many say Chris is nowhere near like the real transcendentalists, he surely was. With connecting himself with being so simplified in trying to live, having to have the self …show more content…
Not only with him just going out to the Alaskan Range to start to connect with nature like how he has always wanted, but he had the courage that some of the greatest transcendentalists had. While going out on his trek into the wild it was inspired by Thoreau’s escape to Walden pond. Living a simplistic life makes one really know how much it takes to care for oneself. Having the self reliance to be able to really know what to do in order to be able to live in such a tough spot. Lastly, being non conforming because if he matched with society, he would not have been the person he had

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