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    and adventurous. Christopher McCandless holds a similar view point on education and experimentation or adventure, which can be seen in Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild. McCandless believes that once people find a way to break free from the default and comfortable setting that so many of us function on, are we able to discover our adventurous

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    person who many believe made an impact was Christopher McCandless. McCandless was from a very wealthy but separated family. He decided to leave his family to become his own individual by making a goal to reach Alaska. Christopher’s adventure was made into a film by the name of Into the Wild. Both Adam and Christopher had goals and made impact on people they met, but Adam Shepard’s journey had the greater impact than Christopher McCandless’s because it

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    people are not cut from the same fabric as Christopher McCandless. McCandless is an adventurous, Tolstoy idolizing, Transcendentalist nitwit whose naivete and foolish mistakes got him killed in the Alaskan wilderness, nevertheless he is an American examplar. Jon Krakauer, author of Into the Wild, a book based on who McCandless was and the adventure he led, raves and identifies with Chris. Whereas Peter Christian, author of the article, Chris McCandless from an Alaska Park Ranger’s Perspective, criticizes

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    In 1992, Christopher McCandless set off on an odyssey into the backcountry of Alaska, an adventure that had proved fatal. After McCandless's corpse was found, Jon Krakauer wrote an article on the story of Chris McCandless, which was released in the January 1993 issue of Outside magazine. The article had received a negative response; several readers criticized McCandless for being foolish and ill-prepared, and showed no sympathy or remorse for his death. McCandless has been referred to as a nut, a

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    all. In discussion of Christopher “Chris” McCandless’s journey, one controversial issue is that human relationships hinder joy; however, much of Chris’s nomadic journey proves the opposite. Upholding the ideas of Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey, before McCandless begins his journey, his “Ordinary World” is very comfortable. Christopher’s childhood is described as affluent because his family is in the upper middle class of the East Coast. Jon Krakauer recounts the McCandless family’s lifestyle: “In

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    Christopher McCandless: Heroic or Haughty? In Krakauer’s book, Into the Wild, he romanticizes the idea of running off into nature to “find yourself” using his investigation of McCandless’ story to make him sound like an idealist who stood for his ideas and beliefs. I believe that McCandless was an adamant eccentric whose ideology led to his demise. The following essay will stand to refute those who claim he’s a “reckless idiot” as well as those who admire him for his “courage and noble ideas.” Then

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    Christopher Johnson McCandless, a.k.a Alexander Supertramp, “Master of his Own Destiny.” He was an intelligent young man who presented himself as alone but really he was never lonely. However, he believed that life was better lived alone, with nature, so he ventured off throughout western United States before setting off into Alaska’s wild unprepared where he died. Some may say he was naive to go off on such a mission without the proper food and equipment but he was living life the way he wanted

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    think that security, conformity, and conservatism are what they really want in their life even though that isn’t what they want. Christopher McCandless knew this and that is why he ventured into the wild to truly live life and experience a life with action and adventure even though he had a secure future.

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    The book, Into the wild, takes us into the world of a young man named Christopher Johnson McCandless. He travelled across the western United States from 1990 to 1992, and on April 28, 1992, he started his last adventure and walked into the wilds of Alaska. About 112 days later, he died of starvation. Unsurprisingly, public opinion polarized on his behavior. Some may admire his courage and noble ideals, though some regard him as an idiotic and arrogant narcissist. Although he died on his way to

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    hike or reading a book we all have that one place we tend to lean on when things get tough. But unlike Chris McCandless, his way of escaping everyone and everything was by leaving everything behind, vanishing into the wild and starting life on a clean slate away from his family. Chris McCandless was anything like his family, he usually found himself on the other side of the spectrum. McCandless did not care for any materialistic things, in fact he did not care for the money at all he just wanted to

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