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Christopher McCandless Is No Longer My Hero
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30 quotes have been tagged as into-the-wild: Christopher McCandless: 'Two years And now after two rambling years comes the final and greatest adventure .
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He had fled the claustrophobic confines of his family. In this passage, he is just leaving Ron Franz, who spends the next year or so waiting for his return, living by his tenets, while McCandless ignores the responsibilities and bonds of intimacy by going into the wilderness, where he only has himself to account to. In allowing himself to forget about the responsibilities one has in any close relationships, he ignores the harm done to those who love him when he risks his safety and his life. It might be a very long time before I return South. I now walk into the wild. The fact that he acknowledges the chance that he might not survive has been used as evidence that his trek was suicidal in intent, but this seems highly unlikely. Instead, this acknowledgment of the risk, and of what is truly at stake, shows that his arrogance and hubris are not as extreme as many imagine—he does not want to die, but he knows very well that he is embarking on a dangerous adventure, and that his margin for error is very slight.
Published in Books and Movies. Your email address will not be published. Inspired by the Transcendentalism of 19th-century author Henry David Thoreau, who lived an austere and simple life in the woods he documented in his book Walden , McCandless also idolized the rugged American author Jack London. McCandless had few possessions and sought enlightenment through a deep connection to nature. When he died in the Alaskan wilderness in , McCandless left behind his most important legacy: the wisdom of a modern person who tried to live up to classical American ideals. And you never know when that thing out there just might blow up. And I also know how important it is in life not necessarily to be strong but to feel strong.