Pros And Cons Of Into The Wild

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1. Keep strong morals and values, but realize sometimes, at the right time and in the right place, they could be violated. There will always be bad people doing worse things in this world, and that, no matter how hard we work towards it, will not be changed. Sometimes morals have to come into check for survival and the greater good. On September 10th, 2001 a young man of the age of 23 may have had strong beliefs on the killing of another person and violence as a whole. Just a day later when he signed up for the military his views may have been influenced greatly. We can assume that the violence would not have stopped after 9-11 if we had not retaliated back with another act of violence. This can be paralleled with Curly and Linnie in …show more content…
Life is a game of pros and cons. You must realize there will never be a perfect situation, and you must learn to accept your consequences. You can never have everything you want, life simply doesn’t work that way. It is important that as a person you know when you are able to deal with the small things for the greater good of your life or the people’s lives around you. One example of a person not taking into account the pros and cons of his actions is Christopher McCandless in the novel Into the Wild. Christopher (a.k.a. Alexander Supertramp) was a very successful student athlete at Emory university before he gave all of his life savings to charity, ditched all of his belongings, and abandoned his family. Christopher did not take into account the repercussions of what he was doing. He was not prepared to face the consequences for his spontaneous action of going off into the wilderness and living alone. Another situation from the book that adequately represents the topic is Chris leaving his car in the watershed of a lake, and then when it would not start abandoning it impulsively. He left the car there with other belongings, that he buried, and started to hitchhike from there. Chris did not take into account that by leaving the car there he was leaving a trail and he no longer had any means of transportation. If Chris would have taken into account the pros and cons of the situation I believe he would have found staying with the car and repairing it much more beneficial for his circumstance. As Chris McCandless did he acted on an impulse out of spite and anger. Another representation of pros and cons being put in the balance of life is in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks where not only Henrietta but her family had to weigh the consequences on different accounts of her cancer. Henrietta herself had to choose to be treated, but her situation represents the lack of the ability to assess your situation and know the benefits and consequences of your

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