Chris Mccandless Individualism

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Free thinking: Chris McCandless originally was an university student who did not appear to donate or make generous gifts with his inherited college fund, “...he had announced to his parents that, on principle, he would no longer give or accept gifts.” (Krakauer 20). However, when he embarks on his journey, “,,,what nobody knew - was that he would shortly donate all the money in his college fund to OXFAM America, a charity dedicated to fighting hunger.” (Krakauer 20), McCandless has the audacity to make such a generous donation of his funds from his own decision away from others’ influence.
All the years of his development, McCandless adhered to his birth name and social structure entrusted onto him while feeling a dull void,
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Once his nomadic lifestyle begins,“...he found two W-4 forms McCandless had filled out… he had scrawled ‘EXEMPT EXEMPT EXEMPT EXEMPT’ and given his name as Iris Fucyu. Address: ‘None of your damn business.’ “ (Krakauer 100-101), McCandless condemns following legal regulations especially when writing out “Iris Fucyu” on his legal work forms disregarding the initial governmental purpose of filling out the …show more content…
From McCandless’ late teens, McCandless did not desire to take part in the newly founded traditions of: graduating high school, one must move into the higher level by entering college, “Early in his senior year at Woodson, Chris informed his parents that he had no intention of going to college.” (Krakauer 114) Before his death, it is acknowledged that McCandless very well did complete his academics in college before abandoning the idea of furthering education in law school enabling him the freedom to achieve his nomadic life away from traditional standards, “To symbolize the complete severance from his previous life, he even adopted a new name...Alexander Supertramp, master of his own destiny.”(Krakauer

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