Into the Wild

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McCandless’s hitchhiking is symbolic of his transient lifestyle and unwillingness to be tied down to any place, any person, or any rules.
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Hitchhiking Symbol Timeline in Into the Wild

The timeline below shows where the symbol Hitchhiking appears in Into the Wild. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 4 - Detrital Wash
Risk and Self-Reinvention Theme Icon
Isolation v. Intimacy Theme Icon
Hitchhiking throughout the Southwest, Chris goes to Los Angeles to get a job and ID, but... (full context)