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    Deepan Patel December 9, 2016 Period: 2 ERWC Mr. Taylor Into the Wild Essay Into The Wild, by Jon Krakauer, is about a young man from a rich family who hitchhiked to Alaska and walked all the way into the wilderness. Chris McCandless shows many personality traits. Chris is very intelligent in school, he is very strong willed, he is rebellious in his own ways, he doesn't like it when someone gives him advice or tells him what to do, and he is self involved, he is also very idealistic. He gets…

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    Chris McCandless, a 24 year old young man found dead in a van in the middle of Alaska. He was a smart, transcendentalist, college graduate who believed it was best to live life alone and in the wilderness. For two years McCandless through his journeys met many people who helped him get to Alaska. Chris McCandless was very confident that he would be able to live in Alaska alone and would not take anyones advice. Many individuals in the world are overly confident when talking about their jobs,…

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    Chris McCandless set out on an adventure in the wilderness of Alaska with hardly any supplies.“Alex admitted that the only food in his pack was a ten-pound bag of rice. His gear seemed exceedingly minimal for the harsh conditions of the interior, which in April still lay buried under the winter snowpack”(5). McCandless seemed to be smart but it was his naivety and stubbornness that led to his death. He thought he knew the way of things, however he had deeper research that should’ve been done…

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    Many people viewed Chris McCandless from different perspectives, and came to several conclusions about this young man. Some deemed him to be incredibly clueless, while others saw him as a boy who simply just followed his heart. “I just don’t understand why he had to take those kind of chances,” Billie protests through her tears. “I just don’t understand it all” (Krakauer 132). In the novel, “Into The Wild”, Jon Krakauer portrays Chris McCandless as exactly who he is. A young, reckless boy who…

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    in nature (Ticknor 3).Chris McCandless was one who attempted to relive Thoreau’s exploits, but for as much as nature deals life it also deals death. In August 1992, McCandless was discovered dead in Alaska. Jon Krakauer wrote Into the Wild, after being inspired by McCandless’s story, and many more since then have followed in his footsteps (Krakauer--). After the publication of into the wild, McCandless’s excursion lives on in what one Alaskan park ranger calls the “McCandless Phenomenon”…

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    of you about to talk about Chris McCandless and his death, but I would like to inform you that after weeks of research, I am proud to share my well developed ideas regarding McCandless’s trip. By reading Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, Civil Disobedience and Walking by Thoreau, Self Reliance by Emerson, and various other texts from newspapers such as the New York Times, I have enriched my knowledge in the field of transcendentalism and in the tragic death of McCandless. I strive to settle the…

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    character, and Chris McCandless, the subject of Jon Krakauer’s book Into the Wild, seem completely different. However, the two protagonists are very similar in many ways. Chris and Peter may seem like conflicting characters yet they share many similarities such as, both have an alter ego, both experience issues with family and both embrace the idea of ultimate freedom. These traits reveal that one cannot attempt to stay young forever. Throughout Into the Wild Chris McCandless, also known as…

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    In the story Into the Wild, Chris McCandless drops everything and everyone to journey into the wild to become someone who no one knows. Author Jon Krakauer, tells a story about Chris McCandless’s new journey in the wild. He wants to forget everything that happened in the past and start new. Chris McCandless can be described as reckless,selfish and adventurous individual. Chris McCandless can be described as selfish for many reasons. One example of him being selfish was when he held off all…

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    situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism." (76) These unhappy circumstances are what Chris McCandless in Into the Wild was trying to escape when he left on his journey. Some people could argue that Chris was unsuccessful in his adventures because he didn 't survive, however I disagree. I believe that Chris McCandless was extremely successful, but this might be because my definition of success may differ from others. I believe that success is not…

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    The film adaptation of Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild is based upon Christopher McCandless and his attempt to abandon all his possessions, give his $24,000 in savings to charity and hitchhike to Alaska to live within the wilderness. Christopher abandons all family and during his lengthy journey to Alaska meets different people that help shape him in a unique way. Christopher ultimately wants to live off the land, only having what he needs. Although he states he does not want or need anything to be…

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