Character Traits Of Chris Mccaandless

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Chris McCandless was an adventurous kid who liked to challenge himself. Throughout his childhood and adulthood. When Chris was a kid, he climbed a mountain all by himself with no struggle, that’s when he became fearless. Chris had many talents such as being an amazing athlete, to playing instruments, but only liked specific things like track, he had limited interest in some skills that were not drawn to his attention or were not important. Chris didn’t really fit into the society that was around him. "McCandless didn 't conform particularly well to the bush-casualty stereotype. Although he was rash, untutored in the ways of the back country, and incautious to the point of foolhardiness, he wasn 't incompetent-he wouldn 't have lasted 113 days …show more content…
Chris hated the society he lived in and how bad people treated each other. Krakauer explains why Chris’s strong dislikes towards society and what he thought about them. “Sometimes he tried too hard to make sense of the world, to figure out why people were bad to each other so often” (Krakauer 33). He hated how people thought money brought happiness and power, when in reality it’s irrelevant. He disliked society and how they don’t appreciate the world, nature and life they were given. "McCandless ' face would darken red with anger, and he 'd fulminate about his parents, or politicians, or the endemic idiocy of mainstream American life” ( Krakauer 52). This was Chris’s attitude toward a flawed society. He would become angry when thinking about the senseless things people do from day to day. He thought the general way of life was gratuitous and superfluous. “I’d like to repeat the advice I gave you before, in that I think you really should make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure …show more content…
Krakauer claims that “McCandless went into the wilderness not primarily to ponder nature or the world at large, but rather, to explore the inner country of his own soul. He soon discovered, however, what Muir and Thoreau already knew: An extended stay in the wilderness inevitably directs one 's attention outward as much as inward, and it is impossible to live off the land without developing both a subtle understanding of, and a strong emotional bond with, that land and all it holds" (Krakauer 183). Chris was not all about nature during his disappearance it was all about finding himself and if he really wanted this, to get away from problems and to start a new life alone without his parents or sister. Chris fell in love with the land, he cared for the animals around him even though he had to hunt sometimes. "Although McCandless was enough of a realist to know that hunting game was an unavoidable component of living off the land, he had always been ambivalent about killing animals. That ambivalence turned to remorse soon after he shot the moose. It was relatively small, weighing perhaps six hundred or seven hundred pounds, but it nevertheless amounted to a huge quantity of meat. Believing that it was morally indefensible to waste any part of an animal that has been shot for food. McCandless spent six days toiling to preserve what he had killed before it spoiled” (Krakauer 166). Chris McCandless was obsessed with

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