Chris Mccandless went into the Alaskan Tundra, “To explore the inner country of his own soul” (Krakauer 284). Into the wild is a book, of Chris Mccandless life. Chris wanted to find his connection with nature, live off the land like other transcendentalists such as Ralph Waldo Emerson or Henry David Thoreau. Chris Mccandless showed his connection with transcendentalist, with his connection to nature, self reliance and individualism.
To be a transcendentalist you must have a strong connection to Nature. To have a connection with Nature you must be at peace with mind and soul “When you forgive, you love. And when you love, God’s light shines upon you.” (Krakauer) I think that when trying to have a connection with nature you must live off the land, with no electricity and live like they did before. Chris lived off the land by hunting and gathering, with no help from the outside world, this is why I say Chris had a strong connection with nature
When you have a connection with nature, you must be able to rely on nobody else but yourself. It's your job to find food water and shelter. “Can this be the same Alex that set out in July 1990? Malnutrition and the road have taken their …show more content…
What is individualism, it is to be on your own, have self reliance and be at peace with body and soul. “That's what was great about him. He tried. Not many do.”(krakauer) In modern life not many people are individuals because we all look to family or friends for help, the few people that do don't live in the big city they don't live in a small town the live on there own in the wild and live of the land. Such as Chris he tried to live off the land without any help from others just as Emerson and Thoreau did before him.
In conclusion Chris Mccandless has individualism because he was his own person and always wanted to get things done when no others attempted it. By being one with nature, having self reliance and being a individual. So head out and go Into The