Into the Wild

What is your reaction to McCandless's decision to enter into the Alaskan wilderness with minimal supplies? Did he recognize the situation he was getting himself into?

Chapters 7-8, into the wild

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That is one of the chief criticisms about Chris, especially with native Alaskans. I think Chris was an idealist and perhaps a naive idealist. His romantic notions of living a Thoreau-like life in the wilderness were at odds with the reality of the situation. Chris didn't realize what he was getting into and when he finally did, things had gotten out of hand.