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    “In coming to Alaska, McCandless… rid of the map. In his own mind, if nowhere else, the terra[earth] would thereby remain incognita[unknown]”( Krakauer 174). McCandless 's rare failures in his early ages built confidence, along with arrogance, in himself. This seemingly…

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    Christopher Mccandless Hero Analysis

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    Instead of following social norms and living how society, his parents, and those around him told him to, Chris ventured out into the world on his own to live his life by his own rules. Chris did not care what other people thought of him and he did not want to live the way society taught him to. By rejecting money, cars, maps, and other things that could have kept him alive, he proved himself to be an independent and adventurous young man. “I can almost understand why he rejected maps, common…

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    Analysis Of Into The Wild By Jon Krakauer

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    He determined that he would travel to Alaska, get further away from it all, and face nature at its finest. He traveled exceptionally light. He didn?t take much, a parka, a small rifle, some boots, a few clothes, a ten pound bag of rice, books, and little else. ?The heaviest item in McCandless?s half-full backpack was his library: nine or ten paperbound books. Among the authors were Thoreau, Tolstoy, Gogol, Crichton, Pirsig, L?Amour, and a plant journal? (Krakauer 162). Chris wanted to live…

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    Imagine leaving a simple comfortable life behind to go live out in the snow. Now, on top of being completely alone imagine having little knowledge on how to survive. Sound fun? Well, this is exactly what Chris McCandless did. McCandless traveled into Alaska with rice and a small amount of knowledge on poisonous berries, told from the story. Although Chris tried to act as though he was doing something great he actually was causing harm to himself and everyone he actually cared about. Chris…

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    In Jon Krakauer’s renowned book Into the Wild, the highly acclaimed outdoorsman and rock climber receives a large volume of mail from readers who read about Christopher McCandless’ great Alaskan adventure from an outside magazine. The widespread reaction among the readers was of McCandless being insane enough to venture out into the brisk Alaskan wilderness alone, -which ultimately caused his “foolish, pointless death” (Krakauer 71). For instance, the hamlet at the head of Stampede Trail saw…

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    Within history there is a cycle where individuals try to escalate the ladder of power because of their economic status and they, ultimately, endow a promise of a better future. According to Stupid White Men, by Michael Moore, Moore provides a distinct outlook on reality discussing the decline of America as a nation. Moore’s novel is a critique of American domestic and foreign policy. Overall, Moore believes that the decline of America is due to the actions of the rich, conservatives and…

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    would not be recorded and no one would know of his story or of his journey. Since Chris wrote then he existed and since Krakauer wrote his autobiography and his story then he exists. When Chris was traveling around the country and making his way to Alaska he gave himself the name Alexander Supertramp. He thought way to highly of himself and became a little cocky by giving himself this name. Krakauer wrote, ”No longer would he answer to Chris McCandless; he was now Alexander Supertramp, master…

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    experiences were fun but not risky and stunning voyages like three remarkable men who really live in nature. Chris McCandless yet change his name to Alexander Supertramp,a talented man who left his ordinary life to accomplish his fantasy of living in Alaska. Timothy Treadwell was a moderately aged man who had gone through 13 summers living with grizzlies ' bears. Aron Ralston a man who left his parents and quit his job to go in Aspen, Colorado in order to pursue a life of climbing mountains.…

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    experience freedom and isolation through his travels, but perished alone in Alaska. Some American youths are attracted to the idea of adventure and self-reliance as did Christopher. However, human beings must rely on familiar necessities from civilization,…

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    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 Chris is arrogant and smart because he had nothing but the world in front of him but gave it all…

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