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    Bell ERWC Per 2. 12-16-15 Into the Wild Final Essay The author states that Chris McCandless wasn’t foolish or crazy for going out into the wild. He argues with a lot of people that criticized Chris, saything that he was a nutcase or a sociopath. I have to agree with the author. Chris was a pilgrim looking for something different in his life. I feel like a lot of people fail to see the actual point on why Chris did what he did. It’s wrong to make false judgements about people without knowing…

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    Some argue that Chris McCandless is a crazy sociopath who threw away all his fortunes for nature. Although his choice of doing so is questionable, he is the most self-dependent maverick ever. He was an adventurous man seeking to find happiness within himself and going on a adventure to fulfill his goal. Christopher McCandless’s family discussed with multiple interviewers regarding his disappearance. Carine McCandless, Chris’s sister, states “Chris was brilliant at creating diversions, and…

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    Chris McCandless was a brave person who traveled into the wild with no money and not a lot of supplies. Some people think he was stupid but I think he is a brave person. Life chose that path for him and he enjoyed traveling the country and continent of North America. The wilderness eventually caught up with him though. People wonder how he could have survived or had better chances to survive. I think he could have survived with a person by his side the whole time. He touched a lot of…

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    Chris Mccandless Purpose

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    The Story of Chris McCandless: How to View His Story Every single person has a story, and the way it is told is even more unique than the story itself. Prior to Jon Krakauer’s publishment of Into the Wild in 1996, no one knew of Chris McCandless’s hitchhiking travels after he finished college and shut out his family. His motives and thoughts as he traveled from southern California to the wilderness of Alaska will forever be unknown, but Krakauer worked tirelessly to bring Chris’s story to life…

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    Chris Mccandless Courage

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    beyond your comfort threshold. Chris McCandless and Cheryl Strayed both had the courage to take off into the unknown – the wild. They both had a clear view of what they wanted or needed from life, and unlike most people, they went out there to retrieve the happiness they both desired. “Into the Wild” and “Wild” are both stories about young adults who set out on a journey to discover something, but what is each trying to discover? “Into the wild” is about Chris McCandless, a talented young man…

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    trailed Chris McCandless from the warm and civilized East Coast, to the bitterly cold Alaskan wilderness, Jon followed through his footsteps in hopes of understanding, and to relate to the walking paradox that was Chris McCandless Come back to this. Jon Krakauer thought that Chris McCandless was kindred spirit, Jon Krakauer related to Chris on many different fronts, such as tensed family issues, a similarly adventurous soul, and that they had similar ways of thinking. However, only Chris…

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    Chris Mccandless Journey

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    valuable connection between man and nature, a connection that continues to impact my life today. While following Chris McCandless on his journey across Western America and Alaska, I found his transcendental views to be very inspiring. After reading that book, I try to immerse myself in nature as much as possible in an attempt to establish a spiritual connection with nature as Chris McCandless did. Here is an excerpt from my journal entry following one of my more meaningful trips into nature:…

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    Chris Mccandless Meaning

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    everyone actually lives their lives, but at least some try to. Some people just go through life not doing anything but the norm. Others like Chris McCandless try to experience life by adventurously living it. Chris McCandless wanted to experience something different. He believed he had to leave the normal society to truly see the beauty of life. Although Chris McCandless made some bad decisions, which sadly ended in his death, the idea of going out on this adventure to find himself was a good…

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    everything he disdained about mainstream society. McCandless ultimately found it in the people that he found along his travel, but he believed that he did not. It didn’t matter to him that Rainy admitted that he saved his and Jan’s marriage, that Jan told him about her past and wanted to be like a mother for him, or that Ron wanted to adopt him. Even though the relationships he formed with these people happened with all sincerity and made McCandless become who he was, he was convinced that the…

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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…

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