Big Ideas in Into the Wild

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Big Ideas in Into the Wild by Mind Map: Big Ideas in Into the Wild

1. Freedom/Unmaterialistic

1.1. John Maccandles

1.1.1. Too much help from family

1.1.2. Gives his college funds to charity

1.1.3. Abandons Car and all possesitions

1.1.4. Rejects money or help given to him

1.1.5. Dislikes rules or authorities because it makes him feel oppressed

1.1.6. "You are wrong if you think Joy emanates onyl or principally fom Human relationships. God has placed it all around us."-57

1.1.7. "McCandless was thrilled to be on his way north, and he was relieved as well—relieved that he had again evaded the impending threat of human intimacy, of friendship, and all the messy emotional baggage that comes with it. He had fled the claustrophobic confines of his family. He’d successfully kept Jan Burres and Wayne Westerberg at arm’s length, flitting out of their lives before anything was expected of him. And now he’d slipped painlessly out of Ron Franz’s life as well."-55

1.1.8. "McCandless went into the wilderness not primarily to ponder nature or the world at large but, rather, to explore the inner country of his own soul."-183

1.2. Ronald Franz

1.2.1. Wants to just earn money and live off of it

1.2.2. Influenced by John to be adventurous, experience new things and not be dependent on money

1.2.3. Lets go of everything and drives off with his truck

1.2.4. "Franz placed his furniture and most of his other possessions in a storage locker, borught a GMC Duravan, and outfitted it with bunks and camping gear. Then moved out of his apartment and set up camp on the bajada."-58

2. Purpose

2.1. John Maccandles

2.1.1. Discover new things everyday

2.1.2. Be free

3. Individuality

3.1. John Maccandles

3.1.1. Never had many freinds

3.1.2. Explore on his own

3.1.3. Depend on nature to survive

3.1.4. "Didn't like to be around too many people, though. Temperamental"

4. Kindness

4.1. Bullhead City

4.1.1. Old man asked John if he wanted to stay in the trailer with him

4.2. Carthage

5. Adventurous

5.1. John Maccandles

5.1.1. "Each day to have a new and different sun