Chris Mccandless Heroic

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Going out into the wild all by yourself can be nerve wracking and lonely. Jon Krakauer makes Chris McCandless seemed like a noble person who took the initiative to try to go out and live into the wild. The book Into the Wild written by Jon Krakauer, is about a teenager named Chris McCandless leaving society and traveling to Alaska by himself with nothing else but a bag of rice and a small .22 caliber gun. Chris is heroic because he went to Alaska by himself without any knowledge of Alaska and didn’t know any of the dangers of Alaska. One way Krakauer make Chris seem noble is when Chris is about to enter Alaska he tells Gallien “ I’m goin’ to get on up there live off the land,go claim me a piece of the good life” (Krakauer 4). Gallien is a …show more content…

In fact, people can say that he was stupid because Chris left at a young age. As Krakauer states “He didn’t appear to be very old: eighteen maybe nineteen at most. A rifle protruded from the young man’s backpack” (Krakauer 3). Chris wanted to go live of the land without having any knowledge of Alaska and he only bring a small bag of rice and a small .22 caliber rifle. It doesn’t make sense. If Chris was going to live off the land, then why didn’t he bring the right gear for survival. People who think that Chris was idiotic claim that Chris didn’t think out his plan to go to Alaska; he was stubborn and was willing to risk his life to go to some place he didn’t have any knowledge of. But In fact, Chris did think out his plan to go to Alaska. He didn’t want any knowledge of Alaska because he wanted the raw experience. He didn’t want to know the land because Chris would’ve considered it cheating. Chris was the type of person that wouldn’t accept handouts from anyone. While hitchhiking in Alaska, Chris was picked up by Jim Gallien who offered Chris supplies. As krakauer writes “Gallien reached behind the seat, pulled out an old pair of rubber boots, and persuaded the boy to take them. They were too big for him, Gallien recalls” (Krakauer 7). Chris was the type of person that wanted to learn things on his own and do thing his way. He doesn’t seem like the type of kid that goes off to Alaska just to

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