Henry David Thoreau's Protagonist Chris Mccandless

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A book author on the verge of his name-making exposé depicts his belief of success, though one might find it controversial. The word success derives on the tingle of enjoyment about what one does, sticking with what matters through hard times, and living out the full potential of a soul. Protagonist Chris McCandless, from the novel Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, was in his early years of adulthood from El Segundo, California. He embarked a journey (by foot) to his destination goal--Alaska. Chris left most of his possessions and ‘became one with nature’ during the process. After being exposed to wilderness and different strangers, he arrived at the beautiful land of Alaska, and went to live in the Alaskan bush. Four months later, a moose hunter stumbled upon a bus and found Chris’s body, rotting in the rusty vehicle. Chris McCandless attained success at the expense of controversy. During the narrative, Walden, Or Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau, success resonates through the text. Thoreau expresses that one’s ability to achieve true success lies in their dreams. In order to aim for one’s specific dream, Thoreau demonstrates that one should have a simple life; cut out excessive things: “I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours” (Thoreau 217). By this logic, no life is full of limitations. These

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