The book, Into the Wild, is about a young man, Chris McCandless, who decides to live as a hiker throughout the United States wilderness. This young man, hid his identity from people he met throughout the country, and identified himself in many ways, such as: Alex McCandless, Alexander McCandless, and Chris McCandless. During the time he traveled, and recognized himself as Alex McCandless, where he met an older man who gave him shelter, food, and tools. This man, named Ronald A. Franz, was very fond of McCandless, and recognized him as his own child, in which McCandless did not comply and left his side because of his desire to fulfill his dream. The dream that McCandless attempted to fulfill was to live a life of solitude while being nomadic. McCandless lived his life like this because he feared to live a regretful life where he relied on others. Before meeting Franz, McCandless had some troubles finding food resources or shelter at times, so McCandless during his journey was aware there was trouble staying in the wilderness. Although he was aware of this situation, McCandless addressed to Franz by card “You had a wonderful chance on your drive back to see one of the greatest sights on earth, the Grand Canyon…But for some reason incomprehensible to me you wanted nothing and bolt for home…Don’t settle down and sit in one place. Move...
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...ng, was happy and not disappointed with his outcome of his life. The way the author references to the last picture and profoundly explains what the character could have been feeling and showing in the image, is a way the author, Krakauer, presents his argument, of living life with no regret.
The argument, live life with no regret, presented by the author, Krakauer, was established by character relationships, character actions, and references to images in the book Into the Wild. Living life with no regret goes to many extremes such as death, self-suffering, and solitude. A person can fulfill as many dreams as they want, yet it depends if the person will look back on their life and say “I wish I did that” or look back and say “I can’t believe I did that”. Can a person look back and state the same if they were in their deathbed and claim they lived a fulfilling life?
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