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Into the wild is a book about an extremely ideological person Chris McCandless resents the world of materialism from which he was born into and in an effort to separate himself from this life he walks away from it The mystery is why McCandless did what he did He had no reason behind the unsatisfactory family life that many of most modern families have to run away In most other cases people stay and deal with their problems McCandless on the other hand ran away in the most dangerous of possible ways by totally abandoning his sheltered existence into one that had no safety netsTwo years he walks the earth No phone no pool no pets no cigarettes Ultimate Freedom An extremist An aesthetic voyager whose home is the road page 163 McCandless looks at the example of books such as call of the wild War and peace and people such as Thoreau for the bases of his ideology that led to his abandonment What McCandless fails to see from these examples is the fact that they unlike him have a safety net In the books that he looks at the writers do not live the way that they write They gathered information from books and slight experiences mixed this up with a moral that they wanted people to see and then wrote about it in a way that suggests that it had in fact happened or a least could happen Their safety net was not going through and taking their ideology all the way to living it When McCandless looked at Thoreau he saw someone who actually did go through with their thoughts on society yet he too had a safety net Though Thoreau did not pay taxes and wasnt very materialistic he was still sheltered He lived in a cabin at the edge of a lake being supported by others He did not rough it by letting everything else go like McCandless did
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