Chris McCandless had gotten offered a membership from Phi Betta Kappa but declined it because he didn't believe in titles.
Chris had bought a car when he was a senior in high school and ever since he's been taking road trips in between school breaks
In paragraph one the author states, “He was offered membership in Phi Beta Kappa but declined, insisting that titles and honors are irrelevant”(Krakauer). He believed that having a title to his name wasn’t something that mattered to him and he most likely saw it as a waste of time.His later actions, such as burning his belongings and getting rid of his tracks to go on his journey of finding himself would be a reflection of his beliefs.
Chris's car broke down and he was going to be in a lot of trouble if he reported it to the rangers, so he didn't.
In this scene the author introduces Chris's adventurous side and when he says, "...during that graduation weekend he casually mentioned to his parents that he intended to spend the up-coming summer on the road as well" (Krakauer). It tells the reader that chris isn't one to think about something too much. of anything ever happened to him on the road his parents wouldn't realize he was gone
Chris felt a rush of excitement after he decided to get rid of his track and resume his journey on foot.
"To symbolize the complete severance from his previous life, he even adopted a new name" (Krakauer). This scene reveals to the readers that Chris McCandless was trying to get away from his old life and start living a new one. He was trying to leave everything to behind and find himself.
This scene indicates that Chris doesn't think ahead. In the excerpt the author states, "Did he know that his drivers license had also expired, and the vehicle was uninsured as well?"(Krakauer). Instead of planning ahead, Chris decided to leave his car and proceed with his journey which could put his life at risk.
"He could simply abandon the Datsun and resume his odyssey on foot. And that’s what he decided to do" (Krakauer). In this scene Chris wasn't scared to throw everything behind him and continue with his journey. Instead of scaring him, this gave him more of a rush.