First, McCandless dedicates his life to live like his role models Tolstoy, London, and Thoreau; he mirrors them, even though Chris has natural born talents that Thoreau and Tolstoy antagonised. As Krakauer states, “ Her son, the teenage Tolstoyan, believed that wealth was shameful, corrupting, inherently evil-which is ironic because Chris was a natural-born capitalist with an uncanny knack for making a buck,” (115). Both Tolstoy and Thoreau bothered what money did to people, yet Chris was naturally talented at making bank. Chris was hypocritical when it came to the mistakes his father made, but not to the misdeeds of his mentors or close friends. As stated on page 122, “Like many people, Chris apparently judged artists and close friends by their work, not their life, yet he was temperamentally incapable of extending such lenity to his father. Whenever Walt McCandless, in his stern fashion, would dispense a fatherly admonishment to Chris, Carnie, or their half siblings, Chris would fixate on his father’s own less than sterling beha...
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...l and Thompson, veteran Alaskan hunters who’ve killed many moose and caribou between them, I duly reported McCandless’s mistake in the article I wrote for Outside, thereby confirming the opinion of countless readers that McCandless was ridiculously ill prepared, that he had no business heading into any wilderness, let alone into the big-league wilds of the Last Frontier. Not only did McCandless die because he was stupid, one Alaska correspondent observed, but “the scope of his self-styled adventure was so small as to ring pathetic-squatting in a wrecked bus a few miles out of Healy, potting jays and squirrels, mistaking a caribou for a moose (pretty hard to do).... Only one word for the guy: incompetent” (177).
In conclusion, based on the article Chris McCandless from an Alaska Park Ranger’s Perspective by Peter Christian and the book Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer,
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