Adventures of Chris McCandless in Jon Krakauer’s Book, Into the Wild

629 Words Feb 20th, 2018 2 Pages
People’s opinions vary, like many things, based on their personal experiences. Seeing him either as some jerk kid who ditched a life that many people would kill for, to embark on this own endeavors in his life. Or, someone who truly knew what he wanted out of his life and went after it; which is something to be respected. Nonetheless Chris McCandless did not survive and his legacy is all that stands for him now.
Typically the people who viewed Chris’s story in a negative light were from Alaska themselves. For instance Peter Christian, he is a park ranger who works near the area where Chris’s body was found. “When you consider McCandless from my perspective, you quickly see that what he did wasn't even particularly daring, just stupid, tragic and inconsiderate.” He like many others sees Chris as just some dumb kid who came unprepared and essentially committed suicide by doing so. He didn't even bother bringing a map with him or take time to learn skills to let him survive, which lead to his death and the continuous assumption that Alaska is nothing but an empty tundra. When in reality is many people’s proud homes. Not to mention how inconsiderate McCandless was for just poaching a moose, one of Alaska’s prime animals with the intention of eating it and then just leaving…
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