Into The Wild: Transcendentalism And Into The Wild By Jon Krakauer

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Living Deliberately in the Wild: Transcendentalism and into the Wild Into the Wild, a true story written by Jon Krakauer, is about Christopher McCandless, also known as Alex Supertramp who estranged himself from his family and others who do not understand his desire to live deliberately. Chris McCandless went on his path to happiness, explored the challenges of living solely in nature and overcame them, but also had many triumphs along the way, which he embraced. Chris’ determination, self will, and his desire for happiness were all explored. His trip was a success, he conquered his dreams after many feats he managed to engulf himself in total happiness during his final moments on Earth. Chris McCandless was ultimately successful at living…show more content…
During these two years, McCandless ignores all of his responsibilities and bonds with his family and friends by going into the wilderness, when he only accounts for himself. As he forgets the people who care intensely about him as he risks his safety and life. For instance, he did not contact his sister even though they are very close, and while he meets new people and becomes fond of them he makes sure to maintain a certain distance between them. As McCandless walked the earth for two years…show more content…
He had many misperceptions and claims that he was really his main flaw. If McCandless survived, he would likely have ended up maturing, learning to be close to people, to forgive flaws in those he loved, to interact with society. Since he died, he never had that opportunity, and instead is blamed for his ignorance and stubbornness. When Thoreau said “what a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate” he meant how a person’s opinion is important no matter what others think. He said what a person thinks of themselves is an indicator of their life
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