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    Into The Wild Journey

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    car or money in order to be happy. He would live off the land and walk or hitch rides to his next destination. During his stay in the Alaska wild, he had difficulties with the game. Often times he would pick the berries out in the wild to survive off of. He carried a book on him about berries that explained which were edible and which weren’t. Contrary to people thinking he did not pack enough food, he survived the way he knew how off the land. It was not that he did not pack enough. It was during that time of the year the berries he had picked and ingested the inner seed that may have had traces of poison. H alpinum seeds contain L-Canavanine which were toxic. In the Wilderness and Environmental article, “Presence of L-Canavanine in Hedysarum alpinum Seeds and Its Potential Role In the Death of Chris McCandless”, states “Based on this and what is known about the toxic effects of L-canavanine, we make the logical conclusion that, under these conditions, it is highly likely that the ingestion of relatively large amounts of this antimetabolite was a contributing factor to his death” (25). The book he read about the seeds did not say they were poisonous. Even an expert botanist would probably not even know the difference. He may of went about this in a peculiar way. With the knowledge from friends he had met and the books he was reading he was surviving. It was an unfortunate incident on what happened. He may have not done everything the most efficient and smartest way, but in…

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    he saw as the optimum lifestyle. Chris’ adventure allowed Chris to be himself, and although it ended in his death, the importance of the trip emanates through the pure joy he experienced in the last weeks he spent alive. Chris’ vast intelligence allowed him to prepare as much as one trying to live his lifestyle could be, and he nearly successfully completed his trip; in addition, his downfall occurred due to the ignorance of humanity as a whole, not due to his arrogance. As stated by Ronald…

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    Chris Mccandless was a traveler who hitchhiked his way to alaska hoping to simply live off the land. Chris’ death was supposedly due to starvation after 4 months his body was found decomposed. Chris Mccandless is an adventurous young man who travels north america seeking the wonders of nature, to many Chris could be considered a Transcedendalist. Ralph Emerson is an american transcendentalist who wrote the book self reliance. In the story Into The Wild Chris Mccandless values the idea of…

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    leads to how the books were used that leads into the next reason why McCandless was a reckless idiot. More information to demonstrate my opinion about the main character is his limited knowledge of wild plants. One of the many books that McCandless brought with him on his journey was a book about the types of plants in the wilderness and how to eat them. However, that book actually didn’t help him, because some of the plants caused his death. “‘EXTREMELY WEAK, FAULT OF POT. SEED. MUCH…

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