Chris Mccandless’ Decisions to Leave Were Justified.

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In the book Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, Chris McCandless had many decisions to leave his old life behind and start over. Chris’ decision to leave was justified. When he left without saying goodbye, it made it easier for him to let go of his past and focus on what he wants to do in the future. Three reasons why his decisions to leave his family without saying a word were justified were that McCandless could make all his own decisions, nobody had a chance to tell him that he could not leave and it did not allow anyone to find out where he was going. All three of these reasons show that McCandless’ decisions were justified. The following text specifies three reasons why his decisions were justified. The first of three…show more content…
Alex made the decision to continue not speaking to his family even before he left for Alaska. Alex’s decision to not talk to his sister before leaving must have been hard, the following quote shows how close Chris and Carine were, “I think it was one of the reasons Chris and I were so close. We learned to count on each other when Mom and Dad weren’t getting along,” (Krakauer 107). Alex did not get along with his parents, he only got along with his sister, Carine. It would not have been hard to leave without talking to his parents because they did not have a good relationship. Another reason why his decisions were justified were because no one could have the chance to find out where he was going, the following text explains this reason. The last of three reasons that McCandless’ decisions were justified are explained in the following text. Chris leaving without any contact with his family made his decisions justified because it did not give anyone a chance to find out where he was going. The following quote shows how nobody could find out where he was going, “Toward the end of June, Chris, still in Atlanta, mailed his parents a copy of his final grade report… It was the last anyone in Chris’ family would ever hear from him,” (Krakauer 21-22). By Alex sending them his grade report and then not contacting them again after, it did not give them any chance to find out where Chris was going on his

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