Into the Wild

in to the wild chapter1-7

a. Considering what you know of McCandless so far, why did he make the belt? What does it represent to him? Why did he feel a need to explain it to others? What stories does it tell? b. In what sense is the belt a summary of McCandless’s life up to that point?

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The belt represents Chris's free spirit and independence. The highway points away into new lands not turning to go home. I think this tells the story of Chris's alter ego, Alexander Supertramp. It represents Chris's need to venture into the unknown. The belt basically summarizes what he has done thus far in the story.