In chapter 16, Krakauer says that mcandless "seemed to have moved beyond his need to assert so adamantly his autonomy, his need to seperate himself from his parents. Maybe he was prepared to forgive their imperfections, maybe he was even prepared to forgive some of his own. Mccandless seemed ready, perhaps, to go home." Do you agree with krakauers assessment?
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For all intents and purposes, Chris' known actions just before his death hint that he seems ready to rejoin the world. He prepares to leave the wilderness, and even attempts to leave but finds his path obstructed. He makes a list of things he has to do, shaves, and packs. At this point in the novel, it seems that Chris is ready to make his way back into civilization, but I do not see evidence in Chapter Sixteen that he is prepared to re-establish a relationship with his family.
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