In 'Into The Wild',what are some quotes by Chris's parents that give their moral and social views?
Walt and Billie, Chris McCandless's parents, did not understand their son very well and placed far greater value on material goods than he did. They grew up poor and wanted the kind of material stability that comes from having a steady job in a reliable field, something that Chris rejected.
When Walt later reflected on seeing Chris at his college graduation, he said, "We misread him." Chris's parents were unaware that he was going to dedicate all the money they gave him at graduation to OXFAM. When Walt found out that Chris had given away his money, he said, "The hitchhiking ticket just didn't make any sense. He loved that Datsun so much it was mind-boggling to me that he would ever abandon it and travel on foot." Even after the fact, Walt did not understand Chris's desire for total freedom, and Walt later said of his son, after his son's death, "I really liked Chris's company though he frustrated us so often."
It was apparent that Walt and Billie did not...
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