Chris Mccandless Transcendentalism

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Readers should not admonish Chris McCandless for how he died, but instead admire him for how he lived his life. Chris McCandless, the main character, of Jon Krakauer’s dynamic book Into The Wild finds himself giving up his good lifestyle, family, and most of his possessions by choice. In doing so, McCandless starts his great odyssey full of many adventures across the country and even further using many transcendentalism tenets. Not only is Chris McCandless a nonconformist, but his ability to get away from the corruption of society, be ambitious of his goals, and change the lives of many makes it obvious that he should be admired for his actions.
As demonstrated by Chris McCandless throughout the novel, he escapes the fraudulence of society by choice for what he believes results in the best future for himself. Affirmatively, McCandless states he will “no longer be poisoned by civilization” (112). By doing so, Chris acclaims the idea that the
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To follow his goals, Chris would not let anything stand in his way from beginning to end. Unlike other extreme wilderness travelers, mentioned in Into The Wild, who bore similarities to McCandless, Chris did not allow arduous situations get in his way. Deciding the Alaska would serve as his utmost adventure and goal, Chris does all that he can to achieve success. Even when faced with the most brutal challenges, McCandless does not make irrational decisions, like suicide, as many others would in his situation. As Billie McCandless,Chris’ mother, expresses toward the end of the novel she believes Chris “must have been very brave and very strong at the end, not to do himself in” (138). To have not given up even when the end results seemed to appear devastating, McCandless continued to attempt his goal of survival in Alaska. Because he constantly had ambitions that nobody but the forces of nature could stop, Chris conveys an admirable