Into the Wild

Ch. 16-18

Krakauer quotes one of McCandless’s friends, who said that

McCandless “was born into the wrong century. He was looking

for more adventure and freedom than today’s society gives

people” (174). Do you think this is true?

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I would agree with this statement in relation to Chris' actions. He prepared for his adventure by gathering only the most rudimentary supplies, which would lead one to believe he was trying to grasp at an earlier time..... a more difficult time. In reality, I don't think there's any point in history when adventure is more exciting than the one we live in. Technology has opened up exploration to a degree no one in the past has ever know.


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