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    Chris Mccandless Argument

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    I agree with Callarman’s argument. Chris McCandless was a top student and athlete at Emory University. He graduated and already had a great career set for him. He had no business going into the Alaskan Wilderness. Why he went into the Alaskan Wilderness? I don’t know. He just made his decisions based on his arrogance. I don’t think he made the best decisions when he was on his own, but they were the decisions he wanted to make. He…

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    Chris McCandless was a man who left lasting impressions on those who he met on his journey. Jan and her boyfriend Bob, and Ronald Franz were people who Chris made a lasting impression on. Chris wanted to go into the wild alone and not have any relationships when he did it, by doing so Chris made friends and left impressions by trying not to. Chris being the man who wanted to escape the world and those in it, made lasting relationships with others by wanting to escape and by reminding them of the…

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    Chris Mccandless Religion

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    find the meaning of life is characterized in the novel, Into the Wild, written by Jon Krakauer. Chris McCandless was a brave man who abandoned his family and friends to achieve his goals--to discover the true meaning of life and happiness within the process of entering into the Alaskan wilderness. In the process, McCandless displayed hubris through his decisions in his adventure to Alaska. McCandless did not think thoroughly while he was packing for his trip to Alaska. As the book states, “Alex…

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    Chris Mccandless Hero

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    Jon Krakauer, a book about a young man named Christopher McCandless, a great mass of people came forward and criticized McCandless (include more) Included in this group is Peter Christian, an Alaska Park Ranger that believed Chris as an “stupid, tragic, and inconsiderate,” man that essentially had a death wish. However, what may be interpreted as a foolish act by some was actually McCandless’ way of pursuing his dreams. In fact, McCandless shares the similarities of a hero because he was brave…

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    McCandless lived an incredible life. He dared to live in a way that reflected a transcendental lifestyle, something that we do not see much of nowadays. McCandless traveled all across the west, looking for that final, sweet adventure and ended up in Alaska, starved to death. The peculiar thing about this though, is that McCandless seemed to have no regrets. McCandless lived a unique life by the transcendental actions of reducing dependence on property and self reliance. Chris McCandless…

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    main contributing factors to Chris’ odyssey into the wilderness, was the work of authors such as Jack London and Henry David Thoreau who wrote extensively about one’s connection with nature and valuing the simplicity in life. Chris became “enthralled by these tales, however, […] he seemed to forget they were works of fiction”(44). Jack London, the author he admired the most, “spent a single winter in the North” and died by his own hand in California (44). Though Chris read the works of many…

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    written by Jon Krakauer called Into the Wild, is about a young man named Chris McCandless or Alex. McCandless decided to leave his whole life behind, his savings, left his car, his family, and even his name so he could go hitchhiking around the country and reach Alaska. As intense as it may seem, the reader has the question at the end of the book that Krakauer “never satisfactorily answers the question of whether McCandless was a noble, if misguided, idealist or a reckless narcissist who brought…

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    believed Chris McCandless was not selfish for disappearing without telling no one about what he was thinking of doing or how he wanted to live his life. I chose this quote because Chris felt alone that no one understand his mindset, how he saw things, he didn't need wealth. Just to be free, and no one understood him, where he felt alone and abandoned. McCandless. If you feel you need to escape, then you can do whatever you feel like, it’s your life. Therefor I am Team…

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    The conflict that Christopher (Chris) McCandless, the main character struggled with several conflicts both internally and externally. His internal conflict was what stood out to me the most in which, Chris attempts to prove his manhood and that he can live off the land. In addition, there is a conflict between himself and nature in which, McCandless goes into the wilderness with little knowledge of what’s around and with a scarce amount of resources. Chris also faces a man versus society…

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    Chris McCandless was a genius but also arrogant man who just wanted to live life. Chris was a independent man who had the wrong influences and made some bad choices. At the end of the day Chris was a defiant man who had goals and met them such as traveling the world and seeing new places. Mr. McCandless died of starvation.Chris died of starvation in Alaska because he was stranded in the cold abyss on a trail in the middle of nowhere with no food resources. My reason for thinking…

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