Into The Wild Argumentative Essay

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In the book, Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer, there was a man named Christopher McCandless, who leaves everything and everyone behind to leave on his journey to Alaska. McCandless family has no ideas why he left to later find out his death and wondering why he chose to leave. Even when Chris did have some family issues, I do not think that was the main reason why he left, he left because he wanted to be free. Some think that he was arrogant for leaving his family and not saying a word, but others think that he made the right choice to be free and happy knowing his consequences. He had a strange way of thinking, but he was very smart. Many years back when Chris was younger, he and his family would go on family vacations. There was one point in time where his relationship with his dad was good until he found out that his parents were going to have a divorce and that affected him deeply. “We learned to count on each other when mom and dad …show more content…
He changed his name and went on to this journey without even knowing everything you need to know to survive. Without having any food, shelter, water, vehicle, and I could continue on. But he was willing to experience things and just see how it all goes on the way. It was not the best idea he thought of but he was going to try to figure it out. It would have been helpful if he would have received help while he was hitchhiking. “I said the hunting wasn’t easy where he was going, that he could go for days without killing any game. When that didn’t work, I tried to scare him with bear stories. I told him that a twenty-two probably wouldn’t do anything to a grizzly except make him mad. Alex didn’t seem too worried. ‘I’ll climb a tree’ is all he said.” (Krakauer 5). He was given advice that was very helpful, but he thought he knew he had it all under control, but he really did not and did not know what he was