Into the Wild: the daring story of a young man who traveled all over North America with only himself to keep him company, with a goal to make it all the way to Alaska. He traveled everywhere; from South Dakota to Mexico, and all the way up to Oregon. Chris McCandless’s story is one of the most well-known adventure stories in North America.
Chris McCandless was an amazing and successful adventurer. He lasted two years traveling all over only by himself, with nothing but the clothes on his back and the help of others who gave him jobs for money to survive. You see, when Chris decided to make this journey, he left everything. He burned all of his physical money and donated the rest of his life savings, approximately $25,000, to the OXFAM charity, an organization focused on the alleviation of global poverty. He even refused to accept a brand-new car that his parents had given to him at …show more content…
For Chris, he might have wanted to prove himself; to show others that he can handle the natural, dangerous wilderness. Many believed that he wouldn’t make it, wouldn’t survive mother nature; but Chris did not let that change his mind. He was dead-set on traveling to Alaska, no matter how dangerous and/or life-threating it was. An example is people scaling mountains, such as one as dangerous as Mount Everest. People who decide to climb Mount Everest know the hazards of it. They know that thousands of people have died, but they do it anyway. They want to take the chance to prove themselves. They want to be known as strong. I believe that was Chris’s goal as well.
Chris McCandless had many goals that he wanted to achieve by completing that journey. He wanted to reach Alaska, and wanted to revolutionize his own life and move into an entirely new realm of extreme experience. His goal was to become happy, and he did. Chris was proud of his accomplishments, and grateful that he did what he did. He died a happy