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    have their reasons; some people may say that they dislike traveling because they find it to be boring, while others will say that traveling causes them to stress due to fear of the unknown and therefore would rather avoid unnecessary worries and fears. There is also many thrill-seeking people who find that traveling the open-road is adventurous and that it gives them a sense of freedom because they are not tied down to any one specific area. And then there are those like McCandless who live life on the road in efforts to escape life realities. Like his idols Henry…

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    I think Christopher McCandless is considered a fool and should not be admired because he abandoned his family without telling them what and where he was going. Nobody knew where he was going or doing. So I’m writing about why I think Christopher McCandless is considered a fool. He thought he was embarking on an adventure to make himself better. Become some of McCandless’s actions were foolish, he did not inspire me. He donated and burned his money. Christopher thought his car was not necessary…

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    The book, Into the Wild, features Christopher McCandless, a young man who dies at the age of twenty-four from his adventure into the state of Alaska. Throughout his journey, McCandless suffers through the hardships of the wild but still manages to find alternative ways in order to achieve his goal. With his own ideas to create something out of nothing, he develops independency. McCandless demonstrates the values of the American spirit to an extent because he perseveres through all the obstacles…

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    McCandless was an extremely intelligent man, however by going out into the wild without him advising anybody, was not a splendid thought. But he was just a young man that wanted to have an impact on society. In spite of the fact that he didn't make it back, he discovered such a variety of things about himself and despite the fact that he was not there to learn from his errors later he truly did leave an extraordinary message worldwide and an exceptionally fascinating and energizing story. He…

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    Christopher Mccandless Hero Analysis

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    conventional wisdom and local knowledge before embarking on his venture. Occasionally when I hear others make fun of Christopher McCandless, I fall quiet” (Sherry Simpson). Simpson views McCandless as a hero because she can relate to how he was feeling and she admires his courage and uniqueness. When Simpson hears people tearing apart McCandless’ every move she is left speechless because she sees him in a completely different way. She sees him as a free spirit rather than a confused idiot. Many…

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    One of the 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…

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    Christopher McCandless decision of going into the wild was a journey for self- recognition. He was a young individual who went into the wild to find his identity and create a new life for himself. McCandless desired to be an independent young man, but in the process became selfish. Coming from a world where everything was handed to him and he was always being told what to do, McCandless desired to become independent. Going into the wild meant just that for him. After being in the wild for…

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    Christopher McCandless was born on February 12, 1968 in California. He ended up studying at Emory University, and after graduating gave the $24,000 in his bank account to charity before disappearing from his family. McCandless then travelled around the country by means such as hitchhiking, and identified himself as Alex Supertramp. Alex arrived in Fairbanks Alaska in 1992, with the intent of living off the land, and his dead body was found a few months later about 19 days after McCandless’…

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    Christopher McCandless Essay Christopher McCandless was a graduate from Emory University in Atlanta. And he was very interested in the idea of “transcendentalism”. Chris wanted nothing but to understand how society works so he set off into the wilderness of Alaska to understand the meaning of life. Also, Chris is the young man in “Death of an Innocent”, by Jon Krakalier and the movie Into the Wild by Sean Penn. I highly admire the idea that Christopher was attempting cause you shouldn't always…

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    us for a long time. McCandless was a very smart young man who had a very bright future ahead of him but he was in a situation where he felt like he should do something to try and make it better but he took the way of dealing his situation to drastic measures. McCandless felt alone because he has such a bad relationship with his parents and all he wanted was to leave society and live on his own, doing what he thinks is best for him. Callarman says that McCandless was ignorant and had no common…

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