Chris Mccandless The Wild Argumentative Essay

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Philosophical analysts and scientists all over the nation continue to raise arguments when looking at the story of Chris McCandless and his journey. While some recognize him as a romantic hero following a life immersed in the nature of the world, some choose to see him as a fool for thinking he could live this lifestyle. When looking at both arguments, it comes down to the issue of morals, and the lifestyle the person analyzing has grown up in. Morals and values heavily influence the opinions of what Chris McCandless did with his life, even though it was his right to do as he pleased. To begin, by looking at both sides of the argument I believe my social environment helps shape my opinion of this story. I respect the decision that Chris McCandless made when he began his journey in search of experience across America. Chris spent his whole life immersed in a materialistic society that his parents forced upon him. He was a very intelligent person so I think he needed to escape that world view because he simply couldn’t understand it. His mind expanded further then the simplicity of having wealth and a family, he wanted to experience life in its rawest form. It 's important to define what you personally believe is a happy life. To him, leaving …show more content…
The materialistic environment he grew up in forced him to seek seclusion in nature to find the meaning of his life. While scientists in this country, and other individuals might not understand his reasoning or his motivation, they simply follow the same materialistic way of thinking that his parents shared. By living in a household focuses on living life to its fullest I feel as though I can understand the drive Chris had to leave society behind and dive into the nature surrounding him. Chris had the right to define his meaning of a happy life, and in the end, although he had a short life, he experienced more than some could do in a

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