From Into the Wild, what arguments support the idea that Chris should be blamed for his death?

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There are many locations within Krakauer's text that a reader could use to support the idea that McCandless is to blame for his own death. One general piece of evidence is McCandless's lack of communication with people. He didn't let anybody know where he was going to be or for how long. McCandless also put himself at risk by repeatedly being in the wilderness alone. If an injury happened, he had no way of getting himself help quickly.

For specific information, I would use the book's opening chapter. This chapter introduces readers to McCandless and Jim Gallien. Gallien picks up the hitchhiking McCandless. Gallien is an experienced outdoorsman, and he tells Krakauer that his initial impressions of McCandless were mixed. Gallien thought that McCandless was intelligent and friendly, but completely naive about what it takes to survive in the Alaskan wilderness.

McCandless's gun is woefully under powered and his clothing is inadequate for the terrain and weather. Gallien offers to take...

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