Chris McCandless' Search For Truth in Into The Wild, by Jon Krakauer

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John Karkauer novel, Into the Wild tells a true life story about a young man by the name of Christopher McCandless, who creates a new life for himself by leaving civilization to live in the wilderness. The story exhibits how Christopher develops and matures throughout the story by prevailing harsh predicaments and learning valuable lessons on the way. Christopher’s character evolves by comprehending several new lessons such as finding true pleasure, disregarding other people’s judgments, as well as realizing that material things are just material things and nothing else. All through the story, Christopher struggles to discover the true satisfaction in his life. Christopher struggles to choose what makes him truthfully content over …show more content…
Christopher stops listening to other people’s judgments whether it is good or bad about his life choices. He learns that his happiness is much more important than what other people’s judgments are. Chris’s words, “TWO YEARS HE WALKS THE EARTH. NO PHONE, NO POOL, NO PETS,
NO CIGARETTES. ULTIMATE FREEDOM. AN EXTREMIST. AN AESTHETIC
VOYAGER WHOSE HIME IS THE ROAD. ESCAPED FROM ATLANTA. THOU
SHALT NOT RETURN, ’CAUSE “THE WEST IS THE BEST.” AND NOW AFTER
TWO RAMBLING YEARS COMES THE FINAL AND GREAEST ADVENTURE.
THE CLIMACTIC BATTLE TO KILL THE FLASE BENG WITHIN AND
VICTORIOUSLY CONCLUDE THE SPRIRITUAL REVOLUTION. TEN DAYS AND
NIGHTS OF FREIGHT TRAINS AND HITCHHIKING BRING HIM THE GREAT
WHITE NORTH. NO LONGER TO BE POISONED BY CIVILIZATION HE FLEES,
AND WALKS ALONE UPON THE LAND TO BECOME LOST IN THE WILD.”
(Krakaur.pg163) According to the quote, Christopher is finally free from civilization and can walk free in the wild. Disregarding other people’s judgments makes Christopher a complete person since now he can walk into the wild without any negative step backs from society.
Chris also realizes that material things are just that and nothing else in life. Chris comes from a middle classed family with life filled with wealth and privilege, but translates to a destitute man. People are seemed to be judged upon what they own in life, meaning that if they own more than another person, society itself states
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