Into the Wild

what is the relationship between self and society?

chris mccandless from into the wild ?

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Chris was a counterculture rebel who got lost in his own flawed ideology. In his determination to turn his back on our society of hyper-consumerism, Chris turned his back on the people that loved him. He was chasing an idea. He chased the romantic shadows of self-reliance writers like Thoreau and Emerson. He failed to understand that the self was a product of community.