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...g and not living, watch the film “Into the Wild”. It not only opens the eyes of the audience, but it also allows one to quickly learn from Chris McCandless’ mistakes and unintentionally harbor a great deal of respect for the naïve adolescent. Though one may not take such extreme measures to live in the Alaskan wilderness with no supplies, it serves as an emotional punch for life and its casualties. The end the film expresses both the fear and elation of life as individuals struggle to find his/her own path instead of what society tries to dictate to us. Overall, McCandless teaches us that human life cannot be ruled by reason and this unfortunately disestablishes our ability to have any certainty in life. What is the point of knowing exactly how your life will play out? Sean Penn accurately portrays these thoughts and feelings in the astonishing film “Into the Wild”.
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