Chris Mccandless Materialism

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The protagonist, Chris McCandless, is the modern embodiment of someone who is counter-cultural and no longer conforms to his society’s expectations. Materialism is considered high in value in contemporary society, however, Chris “arranged all his paper currencies in a pile [-about 120-]” (pg. 29) and set it on fire for no apparent reason other than to be free-spirited and no longer be restrained to society’s perspective of importance. As a result of his actions, Chris ended his relationship with endless consumption and instead decided “to live amongst the wild” (pg.69) where he would be able to experience people and places in a less diluted way. During Chris’ trek, he gained freedom and inspiration which are a few of the main components to