Identify a specific detail or examples from Chris McCandless’ childhood that seem to predict his later behavior.
Identify a specific detail or examples (using quotes with parenthetical citations) from Chris McCandless’ childhood/ high school years that seem to predict his later behavior. What is it about these events that help to explain his actions as an adult?
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In high school, instead of going out to football games and dances on Friday night, McCandless would buy hamburgers and hand them out to homeless people. His great concern and respect for those in poverty would continue to grow, and he became one of those (by choice) as he graduated from college.
Also, his poor relationship with his father played a huge role. In high school/early college he travels to his original neighborhood and there finds that his dad and mom had an affair together while his dad was still married! He also discovers he has half-siblings in the world--people he never knew existed.
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