Chris McCandle's was a regular man, who had a loving, caring and normal family. But Chris was craving more than his ordinary life. He was in search for more.
You make me happy. But I need something more. Something,Free.
Chris started his journey to ultimate happiness, and freedom. He hitchhiked, and met people to get him to his destination.
Im going to live free! I ALREADY FEEL HAPPY.
Chris made it too Alaska. The primary setting. He was More than happy. He could live without outside distractions and live among nature and be totally self reliant.
The conflict in the novel is man vs. Nature. Chris soon realizes that nature is defeating him. He's fighting starvation, disease, and a dangerous environment.
I have to go home
The Climax of the story happens when chris realizes that he could not leave Alaska because a river had flooded. He was stuck
I am never getting out of here. I miss my family.
Chris experienced absolute freedom. Living with nature, truly free. But Nature won. Nature showed Chris that he didn't belong there. Chris died in a bus, alone, from starvation. Nature will always win.