Mccandless Materialism Analysis

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Another transcendental tenet McCandless followed is the dislike of materialism that drives multitudes of humans. McCandless family was well off since his parents own a business. Nevertheless McCandless did not have much to complain financially, but he hated money and that it could control a person’s life. Before McCandless’s graduation, his parents had offered to buy him a new car because McCandless’s Datsun was an old car, but he declined angered by the offer. In a letter he wrote to his sister he wrote he was “not to accept any gifts from them in the future because they will think they have bought my respect” (21) due to his strain relationship with his parents he didn’t want them to think they had the upperhand. Later in McCandless’s journey

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