“Into the Wild” (1996) is a book written by Jon Krakauer. The book is non-fiction, and it is about the American hiker Chris McCandless, also known as Alexander Supertramp
and the adventures he went on, before he was found dead in a bus in the northern boundary of Denali National Park which is located in Alaska.
Chris grew up in a wealthy family with his parents and sister. When Chris discovered that his father secretly had a second family and another kid
his anger over This betrayal caused him to donate his $24.000 savings to charity and go on This adventure which eventually led to his death in September 1992.
Despite him wanting to live Independently, he met a lot of different people, who helped him out whenever he ended up in some sort of trouble.
He would not argue, but just stand politely and nod and continue to do whatever he wanted to do in the first place.
Why he wanted to live like this, is something, not only his family, but eventually the rest of the world wanted to know.
He was very frustrated with society. Mainly because he was a huge believer in only living with supplies you need to survive, yet some people did not even have that.
“Chris didn’t understand how people could possibly be allowed to go hungry, especially in this country,” says Billie. “He would rave about that kind of thing for hours.” (Page 117).
He took classes on social issues such as racism and world hunger, and was very passionate about it, which could be the reason why he decided to take such a drastic turn in his life.
He did not want to be a hypocrite and live a life where he had more than he needed, while also preaching about the wage gap.
His parents lie could be the final straw that pushed him to live the simple lifestyle that he so strongly believed in.
He wanted everyone to be equal and would help everyone he could. “On one occasion Chris picked up a homeless man from the streets of D.C., brought him home to leafy
affluent Annandale, and secretly set the guy up in the airstream trailer his parents parked besides the garage” (Page 117).