What is McCandless' relationship with his family like? How is his relationship with his sister, Carine, different from his relationship with his parents, Walt and Billie?
McCandless' relationship with his family was strained. He did not communicate much with his parents, Walt or Billie, but felt closer to his sister, Carine. Carine was the only one to whom McCandless vented his frustration about his parents' behavior, calling their stubborness irrational and oppressive. He expressed to her his desire to divorce his parents. Yet McCandless never felt safe enough to express these thoughts directly to his parents.
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