Into The Wild, By Jon Krakauer

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The Alaskan Scavenger Hunt Into the Wild, a true story and now a book written by Jon Krakauer. This story is about a young self driven independent college graduate who gave all his money to charity, gave his car away and hitch-hiked his all of over the United States seeking for adventure and his Dream. Chris McCandless abandoned everything he had and left without telling anyone. After two years of his journey, Chris McCandless was found dead in a bus located in Alaska. He had eaten potato seeds which was a big factor on how he died. Chris McCandless decided to drop everything and live his life the way he wanted to. He wanted to push himself to his own limits alone and Step Into The Wild. Chris decided what he wanted to do and what lifestyle he wanted to live and kept his word. McCandless left his past behind and started his journey Krakauer …show more content…

Unfortunately, the stubborn man ran into a few unforgiving surprises. I also think that he didn’t get the happiness he thought he was going to get before he died. Chris kept a journal where he documented what he was feeling and experiencing throughout his journey. Reaching the end of his life, Chris wrote, “HAPPINESS ONLY REAL WHEN SHARED” (189). McCandless was all alone and had no way to contact anyone when he was sick and starving to death. He was living the life he wanted to but he did not find happiness. I believe Chris found freedom and independence. In the Bus where Chris’s body was found, Chris wrote on sheet of weathered plywood where he wrote a his independence, “ Two years he walks the earth. No phone, No pool, No pets, no cigarettes. Ultimate freedom. An extremist. An aesthetic voyager whose home is the road ” (163). When Chris left and started his journey the found the freedom he was looking for. He didn’t want anyone telling him what to do. He wanted to do it his way and gain that from stepping into the the

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