Into the Wild

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  • Topic: Christopher McCandless, Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild
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In the Novel, Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer, an obeidiant teenage boy abandoned his life and family and headed on his way to start his new life. This is a true story of a young man named Christopher Johnson McCandless who once in 1990, graduated from Emory University. Before leaving his past life, he emptied out his bank account and gave it all to charity. He unexpectedly abanoned his identity and disappeared from all his friends and family. Chris thought his parents were going to stop him from leaving or "running away", so he wanted to hold his mail for a month before it was sent to his parents. So that gave him sufficient time to leave for some unknown reason. In the story, you can tell that he was angry with his parents for a while. Feeling secretly about his parents tempted him to send Chris on his way to an adventure. The time that his parents searched all over for him, he traveled along the USA, accepting the charity of people he met along his travel, changing his name to "Alex".

In Into The Wild, Chris breaks many social norms. In the book, it describes how he carelessly threw his life away. He was unprepared, lacked survival skills, had no knowledge of the area, ignored the advice of locals and didn’t even carry a compass. Into the first chapter of the book, Chris came from an upper-middle class family, and decided to throw his life away and hitch hike all over the United States. He was picked up by an electrician named Jim Gallien. Jim offered Chris food, work boots and to buy him "some decent gear" but Chris turned down his offer. Jim tried talking him out of such a foolish journey, seeing that Chris is very unprepared.

Chris McCandless graduated from Emory University, and shortly after that, he broke another social norm. Chris had money saved in the bank, and instead of using that for his journey, he donated all of it to a charity. Chris threw everything he basically had away, to start a new fresh life throughout his travel. He did not have any...
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