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    Into the Wild: Book/Movie Compare and Contrast A young man seeking adventure while he travels across Western America and Canada, discovering what life is like away from his parents and free from wealth and comfort. Into the Wild is a true account of Chris McCandless’ wild adventure, written by Jon Krakauer; his journey was later adapted into a movie by Sean Penn. In terms of plot and characters, both the movie and book give life to Chris and tell his story accurately, but one must choose to…

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    Self-Reliance in Into The Wild Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer is an understanding of one man's hunger for self-reliance in the world. In 1990, Christopher McCandless leaves everyday society to venture into the wild with a goal of reaching Alaska and living on only his surroundings. Chris truly believes “that you should own nothing except what you carry on your back.” (Krakauer,32). He starts his journey with a car that gets flooded in the desert so he decides to hitchhike. Hitchhiking and…

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    A man whose goal is to become lost in the wild has recently become the ideal picture of what people aspire to be. Chris McCandless and his journey, depicted in Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer, is the face behind the story that everyone wanted to live. Turning down the conformity of society and living a minimalistic life has helped Chris find who he was while in the wild. Minimalism throughout Chris McCandless's journey in Into The Wild helps him work through his thoughts; and over time leads him…

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    It is no secret that the idea of wilderness grips every American citizen. Some authors including, William Cronon, have gone to great lengths to explain American infatuation with the wild. Cronon in his article The Trouble with Wilderness, Or Getting Back to the Wrong Nature, presents the sublime nature of wilderness as one of the reasons Americans imagine nature. I believe both I, Krakauer and Chris McCandless disagree with William’s Cronon’s assessment of the American psyche. Rather than seeing…

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    In his essay, “Walking,” Henry David Thoreau discusses a number of ideas on wilderness and society, and makes several bold claims about society’s detrimental effect on the “wild.” He begins by expressing his affinity for taking long walks on which he “saunters” outdoors. Thoreau explains that not everyone is equipped with the necessary disposition for these types of journeys and says, “no wealth can buy the requisite leisure, freedom, and independence which are the capital in this profession.”…

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    James Truslow Adams’ definition of the American Dream was that “life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement”. To be an American means that every citizen has an equal opportunity to have a fulfilled life of freedom, happiness and success. An extreme situation in which this lifestyle can be found and understood is in the book, Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer. The book illustrates the life of Chris McCandless, a young…

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    Christopher Johnson McCandless went on a grand adventure, but did not come back to regale the experiences he had to his friends and family. His death was the talk of the nation for a short while, so there are many opinions about Chris’s actions. Some think he just had to be insane to do what he did. Others put him up on a pedestal, and admire him for his courage. My opinion is that Chris was not crazy, he was just a stupid, inexperienced, arrogant boy who wanted to prove he could survive on his…

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    This is a true story of two young men that have similar lives and similar life goals. The stories are written by Pete Fromm, and Chris McCandless. In the book, Indian Creek Chronicles, Pete Fromm portrays his life changing risky seven month long winter journey as a new found love as mountain man. Living the wilderness on his own in a self-written biography about his journeys. The movie, Into the wild, is Christopher’s story of his sudden feel of the need to escape from his every day life and…

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    Whether it is giving up everything you have and starting over to figure out who you are or starting from the bottom to prove that you can achieve the American Dream even if you are at your lowest point in your life, everyone has something that they would do to achieve a goal of theirs. Chris McCandless and Adam Shepard both had a goal for their journey, however both were very different. Chris McCandless wanted to start over and abandon his previous life because his whole journey from home to…

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    Chris McCandless was an intelligent man when it came to book work or tests, but was considered to be a fool and ignorant when it came to like. McCandless runs away from his problems and leaves everything he knows to go live in the wild. He traveled across the country meeting new people and seeing new places. Was he just unlucky or was it his own actions that lead to his death. Chris is what we call book smart. He excels in school related activates. For example “graduating with honors from…

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