Christopher Mccandless 's ' The Great Gatsby ' By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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1.“You could tell right away that Alex was intelligent,” Wester-berg reflects, draining his third drink. “He read a lot. Used a lot of big words. I think maybe part of what got him into trouble was that he did too much thinking. Sometimes he tried too hard to make sense of the world, to figure out why people were bad to each other so often. A couple of times I tried to tell him it was a mistake to get too deep into that kind of stuff, but Alex got stuck on things. He always had to know the absolute right answer before he could go on to the next thing.” (Krakauer ch3, pg 18)

I feel like this passage is important because I feel like this is a defining quality of McCandless. I also think that many people can relate to this, including myself. This may have been one of McCandless flaws. I also think this quality is part of what set him on his journey. Obviously one of the main reasons that McCandless was driven out of his house was his toxic childhood, but i believe that this also was a reason. I believe that McCandless thought to hard about the world, life, and society. I think that he kept on thinking, and the more he thought, the idea of society and conforming to it made less sense to him. As McCandless began to grow this idea began to show, and people could notice, Westerberg for example. This along with the toxic childhood he grew up in eventually pushed him out of his house and out into the wild, on his quest for true freedom.

2.“McCandless, in his fashion, merely took

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