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The Amazing Chris Mc Candless Of Into The Wild By John Krakauer

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Who Was Chris McCandless
Who was Chris McCandless? Many will argue that Chris was one thing or another, but one thing that I will argue is that McCandless was many things. Just like everyone on earth we all have many traits, most of us cannot be summed up into one word let alone Chris. I believe Chris to be a pioneer, stubborn and most importantly, himself. Even in a modern society where your life is almost mapped out for you; Chris blazed his own trail, and did something that no other man could do.
One thing that most people struggle to do in this modern society is to blaze their own path, or to be a pioneer. This was in Chris’s nature, this isn’t something that was force upon him, he ...view middle of the document...

His stubborn nature is what landed him in Alaska in the first place, after being told all of the dangers of going there, his determined nature brought him to America’s last frontier. All through his childhood Chris strived to be the man he truly was, whether it was omitting the format of his high school physics teacher or racing buck around the block until he was the clear champion Chris was determined to do what he wanted. (pg. 109) “Chris was an achiever in almost everything that caught his fancy. Academically he brought home A’s with little effort. Only once did he bring home a grade less than a B: an F in high school physics.” “Lab reports had to be written in a particular format to make grading them a manageable proposition. Chris thought that it was a stupid rule and ignored it.”
In today’s society many struggle to be whom they really are on the inside. Many avoid showing their true colors due to the fear of being judged or disliked by their surrounding community. This is not something that Chris feared. (Pg. 120) “The summer between his sophomore and junior years...

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