Chris Mccandless

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Jon Krakauer's "Into the Wild" possesses numerous illustrations of Romantic writing, "suggestive of an idealized view of reality". Most all of Chris McCandless's, the main character who decides to set out on an intriguing journey into the wilderness, choices throughout the novel are related to Romantic concepts. McCandless is represented as an adventurous and risk-taking man who drops everything in his, what some might call a "impeccable" life, to go out on a limb and leaves his simple and uncomplicated lifestlye to hike into the woods and risk his own survival. Amazingly, McCandless is able to accomplish some of his adventure. Romanatics often sought out adventure and hardships. They realized that this enabled them to gain a better sense…show more content…
Later on in the expedition, a quote from famed writer Rosellini demonstrates optimism, hopefulness and confidence about the future, a crucial part of Romantic writing, "I began my adult life with the hypothesis that it would be possible to become a Stone Age native. For over thirty years, I programmed and conditioned myself to this end. In the last ten of it, I would say I realistically experienced the physical, mental, and emotional reality of the Stone Age. But to borrow a Buddhist phrase, eventually came a setting face-to-face with pure reality. I learned that it is not possible for human beings as we know them to live off the land" (Krakauer 75). Speaking of how he imagined he would live, and how he actually lived exhibits his optimism. He acquired high standards and goals, but later came to understand that they might've been too great, so he reduced them. To leave what some would call a "perfect life" to go off into the wilderness to hike and live in solitary, one must obtain generous amounts of optimism. To be able to live alone for long periods of time with no regular human contact, one must be an individualist and be able to go their own way. The considerable change in the adventurer's lifestyle could have been the cause to his quickly declining

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