Chris Mccandless Justified

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“What is the purpose of life?” This simple question intimidates many who refuse to confront the reality of life. In Jon Krakauers book Into the wild, a man by the name of Christopher McCandless leaves everything behind and sets out on an adventure to live his life out to the fullest. Chris McCandless was justified in leaving his family without a trace because of what he went through and was put through. Chris McCandless had a lot of pressure put onto him because of his parents. In a documentary about Chris, it was stated that one of the reasons that he didnt like his parents at all was because he found out his dad had and affair and completly lost all respect for his dad, his mom told carine (Chris’s sister), that the day she became pregnant with …show more content…

His dad Walt was very abusive to his family and his other family. In a documentary, Chris’s half sibling said that they would hide under the table or just hide in general whenever Walt came home to visit. Both families were scared of Walt, which is why Chris left because of childhood trauma. He had also lost respect for his dad because of an affair. Due to all this he wanted to leave the household, his parents tried buying his love back with a car but Chris declined. Chris McCandless was justified because he had to let go of his past he had been through a lot; He used nature as an escape to ‘find himself’. He had left a letter to Ron, encouraging him to do what he had done and live a full life of adventure. “The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” He also wrote a journal entry to live your life to the fullest, which is what he left to do. In the end that's what he did but unfortunately died. Some people might say that his death was not justified and that it was very selfish of

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