Into The Wild

Into the Wild

Topic: The ideologies communities have that Chris breaks throughout the film (“ideologies live on because we perpetuate them in our discourses and in the ways in which we build and structure our world (physically and socially)” – here they do not)

  1. Money – burns money when is completely opposite to our beliefs… most people work for this and save it and treasure it
  2. New car – rejects nice items when normally people love getting the newest things especially for free
  3. Social security card – burned government form of identity
  4. Family – leaves family without saying much, people normally believe that family is who you should stick with/trust/depend on
  5. New name – Chris to Alexander Supertramp: usually people stick with their birth name and keep this as their sense of self
  6. Getting a permit to kayak- does not do this: breaks rules the community has that people normally follow
  7. Personal hygiene- constantly dirty which is not really accepted in society, those that are homeless and unkept are outcasts
  8. Job- creation of 20th century & doesn’t want one



  • Google: a system of ideas and ideals, especially one that forms the basis of economic or political theory and policy
  • Our book: a set of presuppositions that influences most everything – people’s family lives, their political choices, their intimate and professional relationships” (185/86)
Into The Wild

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