Chris Mccandless Love In Into The Wild

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Imagine giving up all your possessions and going into the wild with nothing but the bare necessities. Most people would turn away at the idea of it, but Chris McCandless found the allure of the wilderness greater than the risk. According to the book Into the Wild, “No longer would he answer to Chris McCandless; he was now Alexander Supertramp, master of his own destiny.” (23) McCandless’s life was filled with family problems, and he wanted to truly find himself in the depths of the Alaskan wilderness. He knew that his journey could very easily result in his death, but he didn’t care. He was worried more about the journey, not his destination. McCandless enjoyed his adventures, met people he truly liked, and even when things became tough, he found the joy in every journey. Throughout the book, Into the Wild, Chris McCandless countlessly expressed his happiness and contentment of living in the wilderness, on his own. Chris set off on his adventure with his Datsun and a few possessions that were close to his heart. In his journal, Chris talked about when he was in Las Vegas with no money and no ID. He writes “It is the experiences, the memories, the great triumphant joy of living to the…show more content…
I don’t want to know what day it is or where I am. None of that matters.” Adventure was his number one goal. To Chris, nothing mattered besides his happiness. People argue that Chris did not find happiness, that he was just deluded by what he imagined the wilderness to be like. Maybe this is because he died after being in the wilderness for 112 days. I think Chris McCandless found genuine happiness throughout his journey. He made it to Alaska, his ultimate goal. His last known words were “I have had a happy life and thank the Lord. Goodbye and may God bless all!” There is no way to dispute McCandless’s happiness. Even though in the end he died, he died doing what he loved. Isn’t that everyone’s true goal in life? Chris McCandless achieved
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