Into The Wild Chris Mccandless Character Analysis

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“Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth, I sat at a table where were rich food and wine in abundance, an obsequious attendance, but sincerity and truth were not; and I went away hungry from the inhospitable board. The hospitality was as cold as the ices,” Henry David Thoreau. This quote describes exactly what Chris McCandless feels like, as he was form a higher class family and did rather well in high school and college. However Chris didn’t let his families wellbeing affect how he feels about life. Chris believed that life should be about self-happiness and love. Chris did everything he felt was right like burning his money, because in his mind he was right. In all realness Chris McCandless developed a life for himself based on the absolute necessities needed to live and that’s what made Chris’s life more courageous.…show more content…
The new beginning for McCandless began as a journey, for him to find his true self. What I mean by this is Chris wanted to develop his own life, based on what he thought he needed. As Krakauer stated, “He could be generous and caring to a fault, be he had a darker side as well, characterized by monomania, impatience, and wavering self-absorption, qualities that seemed to intensify through his college years,” he developed the idea, to the readers, that Chris is like a maniac trying to find comfort in a mental asylum. This idea of Chris gave readers a way to feel like Chris, as once in everyone’s life, feels out of place. I’ve felt extremely out of place, it was my first day of junior year, I started a completely new school, but as a person I naturally developed my own comfort zone, and that’s exactly what Chris McCandless

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