Into The Wild Analysis

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Christopher McCandless’ Ride Into the Wild, a book by Jon Krakauer and a film by Sean Penn, is about the journey of Christopher McCandless. He was the son of wealthy parents, Billie and Walt McCandless, who graduates from Emory University as a top student and athlete. He also had a younger sister, Carine McCandless. However, instead of embarking on a more respected and profitable career, he chose to give his savings to charity, rid himself of his possessions, and set out on a journey into the Alaskan wilderness. Christopher McCandless was looking to find himself as to who he really was. In my opinion, I believe McCandless had found himself in many different ways. Like Krakauer said, McCandless wasn't incompetent, he had common sense. If he was incompetent and didn't have common…show more content…
He had no common sense, and he had no business going into Alaska with his Romantic silliness. He made a lot of mistakes based on arrogance. I don't admire him at all for his courage nor his noble ideas. Really, I think he was just plain crazy" (Krakauer, J. (1997). Into the wild. New York: Anchor Books). In my opinion, I think many people should admire McCandless' courage because not many people would what he did. I'm not saying that people should leave their lives behind and go into the Alaskan wilderness. I'm saying they should go on adventures and journeys that they normally wouldn't go on. There are many things out in the world worth seeing, and I think that that is what McCandless also wanted to do. There aren't many people out there who go on adventures to see the world. The world is a fascinating place with lots of things to do and see, and not many people take advantage of that. If Chris didn't have common sense, then he probably wouldn't have gotten as far or lasted that long in the wild. Maybe what he did wasn't the best idea, but he was happy with his idea and with what he was
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