Chris Mccandless In Into The Wild

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Chris McCandless was an unordinary individual. He was considered to be a sociopath because of his irrational decisions, but in most cases he was an outcast to society. He made unpredictable choices for his life to find himself . Chris McCandless was an adventurous insensitive young man who wanted a different life than what his parents wanted for him. He set out to challenge his capabilities out in the wild which eventually got him killed. “Driving west out of Atlanta, he intended to invent an utterly new life for himself, one in which he would be free to wallow in unfiltered experience. To symbolize the complete severance from his previous life, he even adopted a new name. No longer would he answer to Chris McCandless; he was now Alexander Super-tramp, master of his own destiny ( Krakauer 18 ).” Alexander Super-tramp's behavior patterns were very unusual. When he left on his journey to the wild he gave away all of his belongings, donated most of his money, and burnt the rest. He left out to his journey with just …show more content…
In most cases parents would notice right away if something strange is going on in their child's life, but in this case McCandless’s parents had no clue. Walt, McCandless father and Billie his mother were blind when it came to interpreting their son's intentions. They may have wanted the best for their son, but that is not what he desired. McCandless had mutual feeling for his parents, when he left he didn't think about how his parents would feel because at the time they didn't pay much attention to how he felt. He held a grudge on his father because he continued to have a private relationship with his first marriage wife after he was with Billie, McCandless mother (Krakauer 84). The truth eventually came out and he found out and he holds that rencore against his father, therefore when he left into the wild he didn't take his parents reaction into

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