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Alexis Diggs Mrs. Murdock AP Language and Comp 11 21 June 2015 Do you feel that Americanized culture causes detriment to the mind, body, and spirit? In the book Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer , a wealthy young man seeks a new life, forming inspiration from fictional literature. Christopher “Alex” McCandless feels that the soul truly is nurtured when by one’s self in the world’s purest form; nature. As he becomes more accustomed to nature, he becomes less socially inclined, and tends to avoid intimacy in fear of getting close to people. In the beginning of the novel, Christopher McCandless is presented as a wanderer, although we later learn he is a quite wealthy young man with a very considerable amount of education. Chris, or as he would prefer Alex, completely rejects the Americanized ideals of living. He would prefer to explore the wild, free of any social hindrances that could possibly present themselves in the “real world”. He finds most of his inspiration for the free life from Jack
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