Into The Wild Synthesis Essay

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Chris McCandless went on a journey across America, getting away from the real world and enjoying his time on earth by doing what he wants to do. Most people think he is dumb for what he did and a lot think that he is a hero. He passed away August 18, 1992 in Alaska, where he wanted to travel. But after the the stuff he went through, was it worth it?
Chris McCandless wanted to go on a journey to see if he could survive in the Alaska’s wild, but was it worth it? In the book Into the Wild, while he was talking to Ron Frantz he said, “Make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. the joy of life come from our encounters with new experiences, and hence here is no greater joy than to have endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter skelter style of life that will at first appear to you crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty.” Chris was trying to tell Ron that you can’t stay unhappy, if you are unhappy try to go on a journey and do the stuff you want to do before your life ends, go out there and go on an adventure and enjoy life in anyway you want to enjoy it. Saying that what he is doing, by traveling, wanting to go to Alaska and live life, is showing him that what...

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