Into the Wild Questions and Answers
by Jon Krakauer

Into the Wild book cover
Start Your Free Trial

From Into the Wild, what is the character arc of Chris McCandless?

Expert Answers info

Asher Wismer eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2011

write2,867 answers

starTop subjects are Literature, Science, and History

The early portions of Chris's life are scattered and unformed; he travels from place to place, always intending to live in isolation but somehow always ending up living in towns and with people. His final goal -- to live for a year in the Alaskan wilderness -- seems far away to most of the people he met. However, this can be attributed to his youth; as Chris grew older, he developed a better feeling for what he desired in life, and what he intended to prove with his travels. In one of his journal entries, just before he tried to hike out...

(The entire section contains 297 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now

check Approved by eNotes Editorial