Summary Of Into The Wild: Chris Mccandless

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1 a) One character who is well developed is Chris McCandless, Chris is the main character in this novel and has many traits to his personality. Chris is independent, which we see a lot throughout the novel, “..., live off the land, go claim me a piece of the good life.” (Krakauer, 4) this quote shows his ideas of being by himself, getting himself lost in the Alaskan woods, while ‘living off the land’. This idea he had for himself was so he could be independent and not have the pressures of society constantly nagging him. Another personality trait of Chris was he was, in a way, selfish. “Chris had instructed the post office to hold them (letters he had wrote his family) until August 1...’It made us very, very worried.’” (Krakauer, 22) Billie