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    Wild, the Story of Christopher McCandless Sean Penn does an outstanding job creating the film adaptation of Jon Krakauer’s Book, Into the Wild. The film also dubbed, Into the Wild, tells the spectacular and tear jerking true story of Christopher McCandless (played by Emile Hirsch). Penn, shooting in the same locations Chris traveled, gives us a clear and accurate image of Chris’s journey through North America. Notes written within the many notebooks of Chris, display across the screen…

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    of Chris McCandless’ journey toward finding himself. Chris McCandless left his family and belongings behind to start a new life. The film has chapters which go from “my own birth” which is re-birth to the last one being “getting of wisdom.” Jon Krakauer is the author of the book Into The Wild which is also about Christopher McCandless. Jon Krakauer speaks about Chris McCandless’ journey before getting to Alaska and while he was in Alaska. Every chapter takes place in different locations Chris…

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    Chris McCandless’ actions can be seen as rebellious at first, but as time goes on, it is clear that there is hostility between his parents and himself that he does not want to face or try to fix. In a dysfunctional family, there are two extremes when it comes to the outcome of the children: the rebel or the conformist. Although the older child is typically the conformist and the younger child is the rebel, the McCandless family is a little different because both children are the rebels. Krakauer…

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    hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possession, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter.” Although Christopher McCandless had a fairly wealthy family that pushed the importance of education in their household, he was very drawn to…

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    Wild, The main character Chris McCandless is not someone who might be considered to be a “typical” young adult. Although he has some traits commonly seen in young adults, he cannot be mistaken for someone else. During his journey going into the wild, the reader can see what makes Chris abnormal compared to other people his age. There are three main components that prove this. First, Chris did not have materialistics desires, something that drives our society. Second, Chris did not try to fit in…

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    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 40), remarked Chris McCandless, the idealistic adventurer who embarked on a once in a lifetime expedition throughout the North American wilderness in Jon Krakauer 's novel, Into The Wild. Within the story, McCandless was both an ill-prepared greenhorn and an adventurer; with his free-spirited, nature-loving demeanor, he chose to leave the only place he had ever…

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    Wild by Jon Krakauer the main character Christopher McCandless loved his life. Chris was an extremely intelligent young man who excelled in almost everything he did. Chris got the idea to live in the woods from Henry David Thoreau after reading book walden. Chris was also a giant fan of Henry David Thoreau because he felt a connection to him. He felt a connection because they both were very intelligent and they both wanted to escape society. Chris starts off as a young man who excels in…

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    Chris McCandless was a well educated and deeply loved person. Everyone in his family admired his personality and his way of being unique. On the other hand people that only know his story think of him differently. Many people say that Chris was an arrogant rich kid and that he had no business being out in the Alaska wild. People also say that Chris was insane or crazy. None of that truly describes Chris McCandless. Shaun Callarman states that Chris died because he was “just plain crazy”. Chris…

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    that would change everything.” (Krakauer 22) Chris McCandless, not liking the lifestyle he was raised in, left home as soon as college was over. He made a few friends before wandering into the wild alone. To some people he was a hero, but to others he was a coward. Although Chris McCandless finds many jobs along the way, he is still a fool because he turns down offers from other people, burns all of his money, and is not prepared to live in Alaska. Chris gets multiple offer from friends and…

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    Into The Wild When faced upon the sunder of society, there can be appalling psychological changes within a person. In Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer, the main character Chris McCandless had a certain drive to him. His parents drove him away but he did not strive for a new home. He had been dreaming of going to Alaska since he was a teenager. He possessed a notable personality, "There was something fascinating about him . . . He was hungry to learn about things. Unlike most of us, he was the sort…

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