Chris Mccandless's Flaws In Into The Wild

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As people age they change their mentality, views on society, and thoughts on how they want to live in the future. It is evident that Chris McCandless the protagonist from Into the Wild, went through this stage where he was stuck, tired of his parents, tired of school, grades and maybe even his friends, so he decided to just leave. According to Emerson from Nature, “The sun illuminates only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and the heart of the child.” This quote means that the youth are more innocent, and are instantly open to new options. Chris challenges Emerson’s quote by giving all of his $25,000 worth of savings to charity and setting to Alaska with nothing but a 30- pound backpack. Chris McCandless’s actions were without a doubt made with pure intelligence, with of course having some flaws such as not being physically prepared. The three reasons behind this conclusion are because he knew what he was doing, he made himself one goal to achieve, and practiced his…show more content…
He wanted to test himself on what he was capable of. After consistent research he had his mind set on Alaska, and was determined to get therer. In Self Reliance Emerson states, “ A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds…” Constantly making the same decision is what goes on in the mind of a child, and even though Chris was far from being a child it was all of the mistakes he made that led him to Alaska. If they were genius or foolish decisions it did not matter, they all brought him to the only place he wanted to be at. On the other hand, the reason he chose Alaska might come confounding to some readers, living in Virginia, he would not have been used to the weather, animals, maybe even the people. Despite all of the negative factors, setting a goal and accomplishing it, and eating the obstacles as if they were nothing just once again proves Chris’s intelligence, and seek for
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