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Personality development of Chris McCandless of Into the Wild

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What values and influences helped shape Chris McCandless'personality?

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Over the course of 207 pages, we find out background information about who Chris McCandless was. He came from a family who stressed education and had high hopes for their boy. McCandless was well on his way to fulfilling their expectations, when one summer while he was visiting the neighborhood his family use to live, he found out the truth about what happened between his divorced parents. The exact reason they got divorced. It was damaging information that would create a gulf between him and his new parents that would never close. Chris' father was a man who preached perfection to his family. He would accept nothing less than the loftiest standards from his children. When Chris found out that his dad didn't ...

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