Into The Wild Chris Mccandless Selfish Quotes

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I agree with the author that Chris McCandless wasn’t crazy for going out into the wild. He wasn’t a loner; he chose to be on his own. But Chris could easily make friends. He had the right to travel. All he was trying to do was get away from the corrupt world. Chris has a strong effect on people. When strangers first met Chris they instantly fell in love with him. Each person had always said something positive about Chris. For example “He was polite, friendly, well-groomed… he seemed extremely intelligent, I thought he was too nice a kid to be living by that hot spring with those nudist and drunks and dope smokers.” (Franz pg.51). Franz had asked Chris to be his grandson but Chris rejected him in the nicest way possible. But still Franz took Chris’s advice about doing something bigger with his life. Franz said “when Alex left for Alaska… I prayed. I asked God to keep his finger on the shoulder of that one; I told him that boy was special. But he let Alex die. So on December 26, when I learned what happened, I renounced the lord. I withdrew my church membership and became an atheist. I decided I couldn’t believe in a God who would let something that terrible happen to a boy like Alex.” (pg.60). Even though Chris had died, Franz kept living the life “Alex” had…show more content…
He wanted to divorce his parents and flee from society. “No longer to be poisoned by civilization he flees and walks alone upon the land to become lost in the wild.” (Chris pg.163). Chris had been gone for two years living off the land and a few bags of rice to get him by. He had all the freedom in the world and then he started to realize that everyone makes mistakes. He was even starting to forgive. “Maybe he was prepared to forgive their imperfections, maybe he was even prepared to forgive some of his own.” (Krakauer pg.168). Chris had found his happiness he lived over one hundred days in the wild. He was ready to go back
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