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    Christopher McCandless was a bright young man who had graduated from Emory University‚ and was an avid outdoorsman. An article was written after his death‚ “Death of an Innocent” that discussed his time in Alaska as well as his motives for traveling there. A movie was later made about his adventures in 1992 and 1993 titled “Into The WIld”. Chris’s journey was all in an effort to achieve a higher level of transcendental thinking‚ transcendentalism being the belief that in order to understand the nature

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    Christopher McCandless Characteristics     All around the world‚ there are people who oppose a lot of societies’ modern routines and values. Some drop everything they have to go off into nature‚ most of the time with little to no gear for proper survival. This is the story of Christopher McCandless. Chris—a young‚ newly college graduate‚ angry with the upper-middle class life he had grown up in—left everything he had in the summer of 1990. Journalist‚ Jon Krakauer‚ dives into the story of Christopher

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    Christopher McCandless: Hero         It was a tragedy that Christopher McCandless died in Alaska; but he was not wrong in rejecting American society and what it stood for in the modern day. Jon Krakauer’s book‚ Into the Wild‚ tells the true story of Christopher McCandless and why he left his home and his family and how he managed to survive for so long after he left. The book deals with the people he meant and grew close to‚ and his impact on their and other people’s lives. Chris decided to leave

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    Ariana Rabago Mr. Price World Literature Christopher McCandless Tragic Hero Aristotle the Greek philosopher‚ believed that a tragic hero had four characteristics. His first belief of a tragic hero is nobility or wisdom by birth. The second is hamartia also known as a flaw or mistake flaw of character. His third belief is‚ a reversal of fortune peripetia brought because of the hero’s hamartia. A tragic hero’s final characteristic is anagnorsis the discovery or recognition

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    Jacob Walton A Transcendental Philosopher: Christopher McCandless The novel Into the Wild‚ by Jon Krakauer‚ is a story about a transcendental philosopher by the name of Christopher Johnson McCandless. The story follows the journey of McCandless across America; relying only on what he can carry on his back. McCandless shows self-reliance‚ a love of nature‚ and has withdrawn from society in many ways throughout the book. A very important characteristic of any transcendentalist is self-reliance.

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    In this passage above it explains of how people are both drawn into nature and danger. It puts Christopher McCandless nature adventure into perspective. From my opinion I think that everyone has this sense of embracing danger in some point of their lives‚ Christopher McCandless just went to the extreme most don’t dare to touch. His adventure to Alaska was the equivalent of most teen’s rebellion against their parents in my opinion. He wanted to find himself in the world and do something that not only

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    Christopher McCandless was a very educated young adult when he reached his breaking point: venturing off “Into the Wild” to find a life of his own. There were several of different reasons behind his decision to leave. However his family was ultimately one of the greatest influence resulting in his project leaving materialistic things behind becoming completely self reliant with nature. Adam Shepard on the other hand wanted to prove that the American Dream was still alive despite everything that

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    Christopher “Jack London” McCandless                                            Anna Wilson  English III Honors  Petrulla  26 November 2014  Wilson 2    Two people in two generations so different‚ yet so alike. Jack London‚ an American  author‚ wrote books like ​ Call of The Wild​  and ​ White Fang​ . Both were about adventure and  discovering something and that is exactly what Christopher McCandless did. Christopher  McCandless was an adventurer and a seeker of himself. Christopher read London’s novels and 

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    Christopher McCandless was destined to die as soon as he decided to enter the Alaskan wild unprepared. There were multiple reasons that prompted McCandless’ decision; however‚ if he had planned more and obtained the necessary materials to survive in the wilderness‚ he could very well still be alive today. Chris made a lot of careless errors on his adventure‚ and these mistakes foreshadowed an inevitable death that he came to peace with as he said his goodbyes to the people he loved and met along

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    Putera 120222415482 The Causes of Christopher McCandless’ Journey to Alaska In Into the Wild Movie Introduction Into the wild is a movie which is based on a true story of Christopher McCandless‚ a good-fortune man who suddenly decided to live into the wild. This movie is directed by Sean Penn and released in 2007. The main character‚ Christopher McCandless‚ is played by Emile Hirsch.Before the movie was made‚ Jon Kraukauer has published Cristopher McCandless’ life in a novel with the same name

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