What is Christopher McCandless's view on his world in Into the Wild?

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Keep in mind that McCandless isn't the writer of this book, and Krakauer was unable to interview the real-life McCandless to ask this type of question. The McCandless that Krakauer paints is Krakauer's interpretation of the man, and that interpretation is absolutely influenced by his own experiences which Krakauer spends a significant amount of time discussing in one of the chapters. Sean Penn's interpretation of McCandless's worldview, as illustrated in the film, differs quite a bit from Krakauer's portrayal; therefore, different readers are likely to answer this question quite differently.

McCandless seemed to revere men that spent time alone, time contemplating existence, and time in nature. A man like Thoreau was heroic in McCandless's mind, and McCandless sought to emulate that worldview and lifestyle. This is one reason why McCandless spent so much time alone and on the road. It allowed him to be beholden to nobody. It's not that he was anti-social—he was quite good in groups...

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