Day 6

Into the Wild Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    How does Chris depict his own parents in ch. 16? What does this say about his relationship with them?

    According to Gaylord Stuckey, one of McCandless' travelling companions for three days near Fairbanks, McCandless talked about his sister more than his parents. He called his father a bigamist and said that went against his grain, which was an understatement, to be sure. McCandless casually mentioned that he hadn't seen his parents for a few years. That didn't seem to bother him.

    These statements reveal McCandless wasn't too bothered about his strained relationships with his parents; if anything, he was happy with the distance between them. He was searching...

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