Chris Mccandless's Dream Of Freedom In Into The Wild, By Jon Krakauer

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Jon Krakauer wrote Into the Wild to capture Chris McCandless’s dream of freedom in the wilderness. In his book, Krakauer tells about Chris McCandless and his life of adventure. Believing he was living a dull life, Chris wanted to go out into the word and experience what nature had to offer. Chris McCandless walked into happiness in that he liberated himself from emotionally charged human interaction; he was finally free, and he was able to experience adventure through the wild. Even though he walked in happiness, he was walking away from misery in the fact that he was leaving all of his troubles behind; however Chris was ultimately walking into happiness considering that the wilderness and adventure truly made him happy.
Chris McCandless
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Underlining lyrics from a song, he proclaimed the joy of living in destitute. “...Two years he walks with the earth. No phone, No pools, No pets, No cigarettes. Ultimate freedom. An extremist. An aesthetic voyager whose home is the road…” (Krakauer 179). Chris longed for the feeling of liberty, to go out into the world and live life on the road. For him, this was the ultimate freedom. He wasn 't interested in having luxury material possessions or even contact with other people; he wanted the solo adventure that he craved. Chris also felt free from the burdens of his family, as well as the pressures of the outside world to conform and be normal. He was alone and out in the wilderness. Through this, he felt truly happy. Chris loved the days where he was penniless, the days where he was drifting and had complete freedom over himself. “...My days were more exciting when I was penniless and had to forage around for my next meal... I 've decided that I 'm going to live this life for some time to come. The freedom and simple beauty of it is just too good to pass up” (Krakauer 33). Chris thought that living a life where he had to scrounge for his next meal, or hitchhiking was real freedom. They are both an adventure; one doesn 't know what could happen. This uncertainty is the feeling that Chris loved. He didn 't want the false freedom that Annandale provided for him; he wanted the …show more content…
He believed that adventure was a part of one 's spirit, and the exciting feeling it brought was a necessity. “The very basic core of a man 's living spirit is his passion for adventure” (Krakauer 57). Chris understood his desire for adventure, and he actively sought after it. His seeking for adventure also tied in with his need for freedom, where his sense of adventure caused him to desire freedom. The longing adventure was in his blood, even if he was scrounging for food or scaling a national park, he loved the feeling of it. After going on many adventures, whether they be successful or not, he realized how much this experience brought him happiness. Chris enjoyed the feeling of always moving, having a new adventure around every corner, things which brought him joy. “The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence, there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun” (Krakauer 57). Chris was urging Franz to experience what he loved to experience, changing scenery and going on adventures. This change of scenery brought Chris happiness, so he wanted Franz to experience as well. Adventure, especially in the wild, brought joy to Chris because of the experience as well as the beauty of it. So, he wanted others, including Franz, to experience

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