Author Jon Krakauer focuses on the similarities between Chris McCandless and Gene Rosellinni in chapter 8. The two men are similar in a variety of ways.
Both McCandless and Rosellini came from wealthy, privileged families. Both men also received college degrees and maintained high grade point averages. Both men, by all accounts, were also well liked by people around them.
His real name was Gene Rosellini. He was the eldest stepson of Victor Rosellini, a wealthy Seattle restaurateur, and cousin of Albert Rosellini, the immensely popular governor of Washington State from 1957 to 1965. As a young man Gene had been a good athlete and a brilliant student. He read obsessively, practiced yoga, became expert at the martial arts. He sustained a perfect 4.0 grade-point average through high school and college.
Both McCandless and Rosellini went out "into the wild" sections of Alaska in search of...
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