The Journey Of Into The Wild By Jon Krakauer

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hook…mention something about into the wild………. Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer is an extension of an article first published in Outside magazine. Krakauer goes to further explain the journey of Chris McCandless, while providing his own insight to provide the reader a better understanding of the McCandless reasoning. Chris lived a nomadic life after he graduated from college, traveling from South Dakota to Mexico. However,his two year journey proved fatal when he took a trip to Alaska, his greatest undertaking. Among his remains several books were discovered, including a copy of Walden by Henry D. Thoreau from which many of McCandless’s ideals derived from. McCandless adopted Thoreau beliefs and his manner of living causing him to leave without any notice. Thoreau believed one needed to be awake, free and be truthful in order to satisfy one’s spirit. Many are quick to judge Mccandless and form their opinion on whether Chris McCandless was reckless or brave for leaving mcCandless originally left to escape from his parents, but he was able to find himself for being alone allowed him to clear his mind.The fact that McCandless was …show more content…
However, judging from his last writings and photographs one can only infer he died content. Whether he was truly happy, one can 't know for his writings prove otherwise. McCandless story teaches us that we can learn to live through taking risks and being courageous. One needs to live in reality and see things for what they are or who the are. For if we don 't, we face the consequence of of being a sleeper as Thoreau calls them. And we need to realize that,”You are wrong if you think Joy emanates only or principally from human relationships. God has placed it all around us. It is in everything and anything we might experience”(57). Life consists of many aspects in which we must learn to intertwine to make the perfect

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