Analysis Of Chris Mccandless In Into The Wild, By Jon Krakauer

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“ You're responsible for your own happiness” is a quote used by many people. In the book Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer and the film Into the Wild by Sean Penn, we witness some who was giving himself happiness by doing what he thought would be a journey of his life. Although many people criticised him about his decision to travel to Alaska, he didn’t bother to listen to those people. Because of Christopher McCandless’s death in Alaska, it raised a big debate on whether McCandless had a point or rather he was just plain stupid. People like Shaun Callarman state that McCandless was just plain crazy. Well I say that Chris McCandless wasn't completely insane. There are a few evidence that indicate that Chris wasn’t losing his mind.

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It's probably because he related to Chris since he also went into Alaska but actually made it out a bunch of times. He’d only go there for a short period of time. Jon Krakauer stated “ I admitted that I Identified with McCandless very much. When I was 23, I went to Alaska by myself into the glaciers of the coast range and climbed a mountain by myself” (Krakauer, 2013). We see that he is not the only person that goes to Alaska. Other people do too. Chris was seen as a symbol. A symbol of freedom that this country has. It has impacted people's lives such as Jessica Robbins. “ The life of Christopher McCandless has impacted my life and inspired me”(Robbins, 2012). He stood out for what freedom is in this country and impacted on how people view their lives in a society.

One can argue that Chris McCandless was just being stupid, but from what I said and on some evidence that proof he wasn’t as insane as people thought. We saw in the film that when he was suffering from hunger he tried to go back but couldn't since the river, he had to cross in order to go back, has risen. He left a note, saying to send help, when he was out scavenging for something to eat. Also he impacted lives and helped defined the true freedom in this country. He wasn’t an insane person, rather he was someone who wanted to live his life to the fullest and discover things that other people