Essay about Into the Wild Book Report

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Into The Wild Book Report
A New Life

“In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson Mcandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself.” Into The Wild is a book about a young man who travels across some of the most unforgiving terrain to find his place in life. He travels through the tough Alaskan landscape running from Christopher Johnson Mcandless, and embracing the new life that is slowly coming to him. As Chris runs away from his family, and travels along vast areas of terrain, he makes a
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He had his mind made up and there was no changing it. “Driving west out of Atlanta, he intended to invent an utterly new life for himself, one in which he would be free to wallow in unfiltered experience. To symbolize the complete severance from his previous life, he even adopted a new name. No longer would he answer to Chris McCandless; he was now Alexander Super tramp, master of his own destiny.” (Krakauer Pg22-23)
As far a Chris was concerned Christopher Johnson McCandless was dead. There was no more Chris as long as he was concerned his name was Alex and that was it. There was no college degree, no parents, no luxuries or free money. From now on he worked for everything he needed to survive and he started his new life bound for new territory. When Chris finally arrived to his new home and eventually his final resting place, he was ecstatic. He had made it to his destination that he had been wondering for since his first days in college. He had been through allot to get to the bus, it was just more satisfying to him because of that very reason, he didn’t need any help. Now he could focus on other more important things. “He was elated to be there, inside the bus, on a sheet of weathered plywood spanning a broken window, McCandless scrawled an exultant declaration of independence: Two years he walks the earth, no phone, no pool, no pets, no cigarettes, ultimate freedom, and extremist, an aesthetic voyager whose home is the road. Escaped

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