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Analysis Of Jon Krakauer's Into The Wild, By Chris Mccandless

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No one makes wise choices all the time, but those who follow their own aspiration makes a person feel more alive. In fact, the people who go out and follow their dreams are explorers or achievers, but the vision of their dreams can become fatal. The reason for this is because they are following their own dreams. Chris McCandless was a hitchhiker who went out into Alaska to get away from society and follow his “‘great Alaskan odyssey.(Krakauer 45)’” Unfortunately, he died, but along the book Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer, he takes his readers through Chris’s journal entries and journeys before he heads to Alaska. Naturally, Chris had the ability to be independent through his way into Alaska but had some flaws that caused his death; one…show more content…
There is always going to be a ‘what if’ in Krakauer’s book Into the Wild; Chris lead himself to his own death. Unfortunately, the routes and the decision didn’t end as he wanted to but he was more alive than he ever was. His dreams were, in fact, wise but risky, but with the knowledge Chris had, he knew best. He knew could have read more or gone more into detail of the Alaskan wild but instead, he just read the book Tanaina Plantlore: An Ethnobotany of the Dena 'ina Indians of Southcentral Alaska, by Priscilla Russell Kari. Also, with the skill he experiences while hitchhiking, he could of acknowledge the difference in the environments. Lastly, being self-absorbed made his trip fatal because no one but a few friends knew where he was. The fact Chris didn’t tell his family where he was headed to lead him to his death in which he is only responsible for. But he died at peace according to his journal. By letting his family know where he was, they could 've sent a search party after a few months to see if he was safe. One follows their dream because of the challenges but Chris followed his odyssey because it was wise on his mind but a risk to
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