Chris Mccandless Courage

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Christopher McCandless or Alexander Supertramp should be admired for his courage and noble idea to drop everything and go into the wild, with nothing but a backpack and in it was a book of Tolstoy, a book about native plants and berries, a .22 rifle with 400 rounds of ammunition, a writing implement, a journal, a camera, a 10 pound bag of rice, a small cooking utensil, matches, a knife, and some fishing twine and a hook, and the few clothes he had on his back. Chris was trying to find himself by leaving everything behind, yes Chris might have been a little reckless,but you have to be a little reckless to go into the wild and hitchhike around the world. This quote support that 's Chris was just living and trying to find himself was, “...McCandless pitched his tent in the puny shade of a tamarick and basked in his newfound freedom. (Krakauer 27)” this is saying that McCandless was happy to finally be by himself and start life in the…show more content…
Chris wanted to live life to the fullest with no tie downs, “it is experiences, the memories, the great triumphant joy of living to the fullest… (Krakauer 37)” Chris was just trying to live life to the fullest to find who Chris really was,also was sick of living the same life everyday, that 's why McCandless went into the wild. In the 2000 film “The Beach,” the main character, Richard, goes to this hidden beach in Thailand when a map was given to him. There were only about 12 people that knew about this paradise away from the whole world. Richard made the comment, “I just feel like everyone tries to do something different, but you always wind up doing the same damn thing.” This quote relates to McCandless story because he was sick of the conformity of everyday life and Chris also believed that people were okay doing the same thing everyday in life because it was safe. This is why Christopher McCandless should be admired for this courage to go into the wild he may have died,but at least he lived his life to the fullest with no
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