Chris Mccandless Journey

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Wyatt Dilliard Mrs. Flores English 12 6 March 2024 Untangling the narcissistic journey of Christopher McCandless It is surprising how someone could venture into the wild without being prepared, especially with such a loving, caring family. The book Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer is a biography of Christopher Johnson McCandless. The story is a true story about a man named Chris McCandless who disconnects himself from society so he can venture out across the country, which leads to Christopher McCandless’s unfortunate death. Chris meets various characters throughout his journey, goes through self-identification, and “changes” his name to Alexander Supertramp. Anyhow, to mention a few, Jim Gallien is the last man to see McCandless before he walks …show more content…
It is sickening how little he cares. He does not realize how fortunate he is. One may think that McCandless was in the right, and that McCandless had the natural right to do what he did. Krakauer states, “Chris pieced together the pacts of his father’s previous marriage and subsequent divorce-facts to which he hadn’t been privy” (Krakauer 121). One may use this quote and say that it proves their point because McCandless had every right to be mad at his father. Thinking this way is immature; he should accept that his father is and will make mistakes. Some may also argue that McCandless had a fulfilling life, which is essential, and states that his final written words were, “I HAVE HAD A HAPPY LIFE AND THANK THE LORD. GOODBYE AND MAY GOD BLESS ALL." Krakauer 199. McCandless had a happy life, but was blinded and arrogant. His death affected Franz, his friends, and his family. Consequently, McCandless’s life has negatively affected a handful of lives. McCandless was a reckless idiot, a wacko, and a narcissist who perished out of arrogance and stupidity. The book Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer shows the life of Christopher McCandless and his selfish actions, like not calling his family and being