Jon Scandless 'Adaptation Of The Movie Into The Wild'

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Self-reflection, enlightenment and overcoming the tribulations of life have been the subject of writers such as Tolstoy, Thoreau, and Primo Levi. These travelling-book companions of the young “aesthetic voyager” Christopher McCandless serve as inspiration when Chris decides to walk into the wild, living only off the land and in complete isolation; therefore achieving his thirst to escape his parents, and society’s human to human cruelty. Director Sean Penn offers the film, “Into the Wild”, an adaptation of the nonfiction book by Jon Krakauer as the chronical of Christopher’s journey to the wilds of Alaska. The film’s soundtrack, containing original works by artists such as Eddie Vetter, John Prince and the sixty’s band Canned Heat, lend not only a youthful appeal, but inspire emotional connections to the characters experiences.…show more content…
Carine, the sister of Chris, states “He was emancipated from the world of abstraction, false security, parents, and material success, the things that cut Chris off from the truth of his existence.” The upper class parents, constantly arguing over material goods and community standing, serve as catalyst, spurring Chris to make a clean break from what he viewed, a corrupt society. Chris completes this break by taking on the name Alexander Supertramp as he begins his “great Alaskan adventure”. There exists a certain irony in Chris’s travels to the wild. Although he desires to live alone and free of social bonds, Chris, quite the gregarious individual, enjoys the benefits of several relationships while on the

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