Chris Persuasive Essay

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I strongly believe that we should admire Chris for his courage and noble ideas because he did something that nobody would do, he went into the wilderness by himself. I admire Chris for being so brave because I know I wouldn’t be able to go into the wilderness alone. I believe Chris was trying to do something good for himself, he was finally putting himself first.
In the author’s note Krakauer stated, “He changed his name, gave the entire balance of a twenty-four-thousand-dollar savings account to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet. And then invented a new life for himself (pg. 1).” You need to be very courageous to donate your entire savings account to charity, leave all your possessions behind and leave behind all your friends and family. People are always afraid of trying something new, but Chris wasn’t he demonstrated his braveness going into the Alaskan wilderness.
Other’s argue that Chris was selfish because he didn’t contact his parents or sister, but you have to understand where Chris was coming from, he felt hurt and betrayed of course he was going to want his space. People argue that his unwillingness to stay connected to the world ultimately cost him his life at a young age, but Chris felt that being away from society helped him feel more at peace. Many people claim that he was selfish because he didn’t care how his actions were going to affect his friends and family, but Chris was finally putting himself
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