Kipling And Into The Wild Essay

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Some people believe that we don’t control any of our fate and destiny, while others believe that we have the choice to decide what happens to us. Who is right? Two authors, Jon Krakauer and Rudyard Kipling, take two different positions on this subject. The author of Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer, concludes that anyone can decide their own fate by doing what they want and what they love. Rudyard Kipling, the author of the poem If, argues that no one can decide their own destiny, other people make the decisions for them or sometimes God decides their fate. With strong evidence and logical reasoning, Krakauer builds a more convincing argument to support the claim that humans decide their own successful destinies through hard work and practice than Kipling does to support his opposing position, and thus Krakauer better answers the question, How much of what happens in our lives do we actually control?

The story Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer, is about a man that had a good life, with loving family and friends, and a good job. He worked hard to reach the level he was at in life and he was very successful and happy. But one day he decided he wanted to drop everything, not say goodbye to anyone and just leave to go live the rest of his life in the wild. He ended up
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Threw out the whole poem he tells his son that if he falls or messes up he can fix it and get back up. Just basically trying to tell him to learn from his mistakes instead of repeating them over and over again without learning anything. I chose this poem as my second topic because it helps me to prove my theory or thought about the main question. Mainly because threw out the whole poem he is not the one deciding what he does, to me it sounds like his dad is telling him what he should be doing. So it does sound like fate and destiny coming from the dad to the
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