Chris Mccandless And Edward Snowden Essay

1084 Words Feb 10th, 2016 5 Pages
Every Heart Vibrates to that Iron String

Society has created implicit standards and rules for communities to live by, some unfair and unjust. There are individuals amongst the communities that disagree with these unfair standards, and choose to rebel against society. While doing so, some view these individuals as remarkable men while others view them as imbeciles. These individuals are Chris McCandless and Edward Snowden. Both of these men are known for their reputation of being rebellious in society and choosing to live lives of isolation. While these men have this in common, they both have very different childhood backgrounds and upbringings. Both Chris McCandless and Edward Snowden were social rebels who did what they felt was right, and by doing so, found their inner-selves.

Chris and Edward, both viewed as social rebels, chose to live in isolation. Throughout his childhood, Chris never fitted in with society. Chris enjoyed the outdoors more than anything, and eventually left for isolationism into the woods. As stated in “Into the Wild”, Chris left home after his graduation from college to embark on his ultimate journey into the Alaskan wild (22). Chris left home due to his overbearing inclination for the wilderness. Along with this inclination, Chris did not enjoy forming emotional bonds with others. This contributed give Chris the title of being a social rebel, also due to his preference of isolationism rather than human-to-human contact. These reasons…

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