What Is Mccandless Principle

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Storr’s Principle completely applies to McCandless and his quest. McCandless tries to become a free man and wants to do what he pleases. From Burning every important paper of citizenship to living in the Forest. He was just trying to become a free man and is willing to do whatever it takes to do so . Even though many of us can agree McCandless decision was a bit strange, we can also agree with his life of no obligations,duties, or hopes. No one in this world likes following rules and being told what to do. Storr’s principal is just the perfect statement regarding McCandless and his decisions. McCandless Starts off with his life by burning his social security card and any other important citizenship paper. He is following

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