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The ability to be independent to follow our dreams and to walk our own paths is something many of us take for granted For some freedom is an illusion a vision for a better life Chris McCandless and Frederick Douglass shared this vision Although their lives were different in many ways their hope was the same They each had a dream of being free Chris McCandless and Frederick Douglass were two distinctive men One a slave the other a young middle class white man they were raised in different eras but shared a passionate hatred for injustice In Jon Krakauers book Into The Wild 1996 the author comments on Chriss outrage over injustice in the world and how Chris took college classes that addressed racism issues and inequalities in the world p123 Chris was intense and outspoken in his beliefs as was Frederick Douglass who is haunted by songs that deepen my hatred of slavery in a narrative written by himself called Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass 1997 Although each of these men led different lives they both shared the same burning desire for freedom Chris felt oppressed by his parents authority and the lifestyle he felt he was forced to live Krakauer 1996 p 64 He was willing to do whatever it took to escape and be free of this oppression After graduating from college Chris told his parents I think Im going to disappear for a while Krakauer1996 p 21 His search for ultimate independence was eternal for it was the last anyone in Chriss family would ever hear from him Krakauer 1996 p22 Frederick Douglass also felt oppression as a slave He stated The silver trump of freedom has roused my soul to eternal wakefulness There was freedom in everything he saw and heard until being free became a desire so strong that death was more favorable than living life
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