Into The Wild Analysis Essay

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Krakauer solidifies the idea that McCandless took a lot of ideas from Thoreau and London in his book Into the Wild. It seems like their work really fueled him to do even more and to keep on his path that was to find true meaning in life. Thoreau in this epigraph writes about how he wants sincerity and truth rather than almost everything else. “Rather Than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. I sat at a table where were rich food and wine in abundance, an obsequious attendance, but sincerity and truth were not; and I went away hungry from the inhospitable board. The hospitality was as cold as the ices.” (page 117 Thoreau) This seems like something McCandless also thinks as he never lies in his journal, and you can tell he's looking for real truthful experiences, he doesn't want to coast through life. McCandless…show more content…
McCandless believes that his parents are fake. They really represent what Chris hates about society. One of the reasons he was so mad at them and despised them so much was that he had found that his dad had a wife before his mother. And that his dad had also had kids with that wife. He figures this out when visiting his old home in California. He was furious. This was untruthful of his dad, and that's one thing that Chris hates most. Because of this incident he stopped talking to either of his parents and was withdrawn for the first time in his life. “Chris's smoldering anger, it turns out was fueled by a discovery he'd made two summers earlier, during his cross-country wanderings... Chris pieced together the facts of his father's previous marriage and subsequent divorce-facts to which he hadn't been privy.” (p. 121) This is not good mainly for Chris and his dad's relationship and also his mom and him. He was enraged at the fact that he was never told and that his dad would lie to him or be deceitful and not tell him about his first family and
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