Into The Wild: Was Chris Justified?

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Andrew Carter
Mrs. Moffat
English 5-6
11 January 2023
Was Chris Justified? Chris McCandless was a man who ventured all the way across America to try and get to Alaska. He was given an audience in Jon Krakauer's book Into the Wild. In the story, Chris abandons his family leaving them wondering if he will ever come back and ends up never speaking to them again. To an extent I agree with Chris for leaving his family but I mainly agree because adventure is what Chris wanted to do. And he ended up accomplishing what he wanted to do even though it resulted in the death of Chris. I think that it was right for Chris because it was what he wanted to do. In the book Chris is obviously very determined to go to Alaska in the way that he wanted to get there. Chris says “It is the experiences, the memories, the great triumphant memories, joy of living to the fullest extent in which real meaning is found.” This is from when Chris wrote the letter to Ron trying to convince him into living a different lifestyle of adventure. This shows that the experience of adventure is what Chris wanted. I think that since it was his dream it is more important that he pursued it because not a lot of people do that and end up living wishing that they could do …show more content…

He obviously did not want to live a normal life, writing in his letter to Ron “So many people live within unhappy circumstances yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security.” Chris writes this to Ron because he wants Ron to realize that his happiness does not come from other people, but rather from the joys and new experiences that come from adventures and not knowing what is going to happen next. This shows that he does not want to live normally and how he prefers adventures than a life of

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