Describe Chris's relationship with his father and whether you think it had something to do with his behavior in Into the Wild.  This is the topic of an essay I have to write for my English Class.

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Chris McCandless's relationship with his father, Walt, was the strained relationship of two people who are innately alike yet reject one another's principles. That said, part of Chris's desire to reject his stereotypical life and go out on his own seems to be uniquely him: his sister, Carine, stated: "Even when we were little...he was very to himself."

From a young age, Chris witnessed the grueling work his father and mother put into their consulting firm, and Krakauer notes, "it was a stressful experience," first due to the difficulties of earning enough to support Walt's children from both his first and second marriages and, second, due to Chris's parents' extraordinarily stubborn personalities. His parents were able to stay afloat and then make enough money to afford modest luxuries, which embarrassed Chris. 

In my opinion, Chris greatly resented the grueling work and arguments that eventually afforded his family these luxuries, and thus he was someone driven by his parents,...

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