Chris Mccandless Argument

Good Essays
Ignored can lead to catastrophic consequences. In the story into the wild by Jon Krakauer the main character Chris Mccandless attempts to conform with nature alone with transcendental ways but dies as a result. Mccandless resolution was unjustified because he left his friends and family to distress, he did not have adequate materials to sustain himself in the wilderness and he overestimated himself throughout his journey. Some may argue that it was his right to strive for his goal by his philosophy but he ignored offers that would have kept him alive.

Mccandless followed his journey to Alaska. He did not inform his parents about his risk taking decision as he states,“I’m going to divorce them as my parents once and for all and never speak to either of those idiots again as long as I live. I’ll be through with them once and for all, forever.” Although he despised his parents he should have informed them before leaving to his journey. This way they would have been aware of what he put himself into. Since McCandless died they were only updated of his death which left them to grief. Additionally, when Mccandless was going to leave Carthage Borah said,”I noticed he was crying. That freighted me...””that’s when I started having a bad feeling that we wouldn’t seen Alex again.” McCandless seemed uncertain for his survival. Therefore he concerned Borah about his journey.

More over, Mccandless lacked essential materials for his survival. As Gallien dropped off McCandless at
Get Access