How Is Chris Mccandless Justified

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Dylan Howell
Mrs. Moffat
English 5-6
11 January 2023
Was Chris Justified?
Would you leave behind your life to live in happiness, freedom, and a somewhat fantasy life. In Jon Krakauer’s book Into the WIld Chris McCandless was living a rough life until he decided enough was enough. Chris MCandless was justified in leaving his family without a trace because he wanted a new start to life and a reset, he lived in an abusive home and his family would blame everything on him, and nature made him happy.
The first reason Chris Mcandless was justified in his decision to leave is all the trauma he had growing up. Chris lived in an abusive home while he was growing up. His dad Walt was very abusive to Billie, who was Chris’s mother. According to his …show more content…

In the Documentary Carine went on saying, “ I think the reason he went into nature was because that was his happy and peaceful place. Where our parents wouldn’t be fighting each other, hitting each other, and everyone would laugh and smile and be happy together as a family.” What she explains about is how much Chris really loved nature because that was only the time where the whole family would be together where he would be enjoying himself, but with his family at the same time. In the story Into the Wild Chris wrote a letter to Wayne Westerberg saying, “ I’ve decided that I’m going to live this life for some time to come. The freedom and simple beauty of it is just too good to pass up.” What he is showing is how much he is enjoying this new life. And how much freedom he has and how this is too good to pass up on, to me he is showing he wouldn’t trade this for going back home and dealing with everything that is going on at home. This is showing him that he is in his happy place and he is enjoying every second of his new …show more content…

Chris McCandless had lots of trauma in his life that I think really affected him when he got older. Getting blamed for being brought into this earth because of all the terrible abuse there was at home. Being the oldest sibling and taking care of Carine, and not letting her see all the terrible things that were happening. And stepping to be an adult at such a young age. He wanted to live free without hearing his parents fighting, without hearing all the terrible things his mom and father said to him. Him living with a father that had another family which he didn’t stay around with Chris’s family all the time because he was taking care of another family. It took a toll on him and he finally decided enough was enough. In the Book Into the Wild Jon Krakauer writes in the book, “ No longer would he answer to Chris McCandless; he was now Alexander Supertramp, master of his own destiny.” What this shows is that Chris wanted a fresh start and wanted to leave society and start a new one. With this one being how he wants this to go on, what I mean is he is going to explore the world, like he said in the book master of his own destiny. His destiny was to go into the wild every moment like it was his last, freedom, happiness, peace, having all these feelings that he used to have when he was younger exploring nature with his family. That

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