Often a reaction to heartbreak, and sometimes in the company of other men and/or boys, this flight is the dynamic at the center of books and stories as diverse as .
Is he deluded by a romantic view of the wilderness, or does he actually find what he is looking for there?
Write an essay with textual support in which you explore this conflict and how Mc Candless deals with it.
Along the way, Mc Candless gravitates toward substitute fathers including Wayne Westerberg and Ronald Franz (and one substitute mother, Jan Burres).
Materialism Christopher Mc Candless denounces and rejects what he sees as American materialism, in general when he leaves his parents and the upper middle-class suburban setting in which they raised him, and very specifically and concretely when he donates all his savings to charity, abandons his car in the desert, and actually burns his paper money on the desert floor.