Into the Wild is a story about a guy named Chris McCandless runs aways from everything that he has worked for or earned. Chris runs away in Alaska into the wilderness. So that Chris could get away from all of his problems. Jon Krakauer believes that Chris was brave and had a lot of inspiration. Krakauer says that Chris didn't have any supplies or a plan for when he went on his trek into the wilderness. There are two opinions of Chris being a hero or not. Chris was brave and courageous but what Chris did without the proper supplies and training it was a suicidal mission. Even tho it was a suicidal mission Chris met his goals and made his life out to what he wanted it to be.
Who influenced the other party more? Chris or the people he met along his journey? Without any money, or material objects Chris was able to leave a lasting impact on the people he met on his journey to Alaska. In Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer, Chris McCandless is able to leave a greater influence on the people he met along his journey to Alaska rather than the impact they made on him.
Heroes cannot be simply defined in a few words; being a hero is not being perfect, it is holding some specific, heroic qualities that people can look up to. Especially in the case of Chris McCandless, one must understand that he was a real person, a person that possessed certain negative aspects of human nature; he is not a figure in a fictional piece of work that can be sculpted to the idea of a hero. Using this definition of a hero, Chris McCandless does in fact, embody the idea of a hero as someone to be admired to a certain extent; he is a figure that has shown noble qualities and strength through adversity.
In what could have been Chris McCandless’s last contact with humanity he tells his new comrade, Wayne Westerberg, “If this adventure proves fatal and you don’t hear from me again I want you to know you are a great man. I now walk into the wild” (Krakauer 3). For 112 days Chris lived off the harsh Alaskan land. For anyone who is brave enough to travel on the stampede trail and cross the treacherous Teklanika River you will come across the Fairbanks City Transit System Bus 142. Once a backcountry shelter for hunters, trappers, ranger patrols, and for a short time Chris McCandless, Bus 142 now serves as a memorial for Chris McCandless. Travelers will make the trip to witness the basic resources Chris had at hand and the courage it took to
Into the Wild, written by John Krakauer tells of a young man named Chris McCandless who 1deserted his college degree and all his worldly possessions in favor of a primitive transient life in the wilderness. Krakauer first told the story of Chris in an article in Outside Magazine, but went
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Actions whether wrong or correct affect the life lived, each one of us as decides what to do with our lives and control what is done. As we live our lives we make choices and these choices are permissible because of what we wish to achieve. Through decades and centuries humanity has wondered the exact question, why do people do what they do? Is it just an urge of adrenaline? Even so what is to happen or said when said person never appear ever again. In the case of Chris McCandless, was an admirable millennial and person of character seen as a role model through which by his form of adventure perceived to heal his past and live his life’s future.
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