How are the virtues of Chris McCandless and Ben Franklin similar in the relation to the American Dream in Into the Wild?

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The similarities between these two figures seem to be based upon their love of American landscape and also the way that both were constantly driven to achieve their goals and aims, even though those goals and aims were very different. This is shown through the way that Chris McCandless is shown repeatedly to be a youth who had incredible intelligence and drive, as shown by the piece of computer programming he did for his father's company that was still being used when Krakauer came to write his...

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