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The Shadow

The Bravery of Christopher McCandless

Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch) searches for truth in ‘Into the Wild’

I was in high school when I first saw Into the Wild (2007) and the idea of leaving everything behind to live in the wilderness seemed appealing. I never followed through because I had been in the real world long enough to know that I would need money to survive, and at 16, I didn’t have any. I also didn’t have hunting skills, or a car to sleep in, or the desire to sleep in a car, for that matter. How would I eat? Where…

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