Into The Wild Shaun Callarman

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Into the Wild, a book by Jon Krauker and a film by Sean Penn, features the journey of Christopher McCandless, the son of wealthy parents who graduates from Emory University as a top student and athlete. However, instead of embarking on a prestigious and profitable career, he chooses to give his savings to charity, rid himself of his possessions, and set out on a journey to the Alaskan wilderness. Chris McCandless claims, “Happiness is only real when shared." One should always be prepared to go into the wild. Chris McCandless, a young adult, made the egotistical decision to venture into the wild leaving behind his loved ones and future. Shaun Callarman argues that McCandless acted arrogant and ignorant going to Alaska. I agree with Callarman 's analysis about Chris McCandless and his journey to find himself. McCandless 's determination to live in nature risked his life. McCandless revealed an exaggerated sense of his importance and abilities. Chris demonstrated this …show more content…

Chris was incredibly careless with some of the most important things a man has in life including life itself. Chris lacked the skill to correctly extract and preserve the meat of the moose that he poached while staying at the bus. The man that gave Chris a ride to the Stampede Trail realized how underprepared Chris was and gave him a pair of boots and even his lunch. Chris’ gear was cheap and otherwise improper. The knowledge that Chris had of the Alaskan wilderness is represented by his simple blunder concerning the change in the river crossing from spring to summer. If he hadn’t found the bus stocked with bug dope or had the book on local flora and fauna, his likelihood of survival would have been even less than what it was. McCandless ' determination risked his life. Shaun Callarman is correct by describing Chris McCandless’ selfish behavior. Chris acted arrogant, ignorant, and careless entering into the wild. Leaving the outskirts of society is a journey that must be prepared for in order to

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