Into the Wild

how does Chris mcCandless embody romanticism

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Chris was a free spirit. He was a counterculture adventurer who escaped the shackles of prescribed society and lived for the moment. Chris ended his relationship with endless consumption and simply went out and experienced people and places for what they really were. That is how Chris was a romantic. He was also very personable. He really became this alter ego "Alexander Super tramp". Now this isn't to say that Chris was not without some serious personal faults and demons but as a romantic, he was pretty special.