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Into the Wild: Could a driven ambition lead to your death?

By termin853 Oct 10, 2013 532 Words
Could a driven ambition lead to your death? or at least that is what lead to Christopher McCandless’s doom. Into the wild By Jon Krakauer. Christopher Johnson Mccandless was courageous and extremely heroic, it takes a special breed of man to do what he did. he risked his life to experience the chance and journey of a lifetime. To say this is really brilliant. He effects many lives all positively. Chris McCandless and Everett Ruess have many similarities which prove that they are not crazy. The first example that shows they are both similar is they both like to do things that they have dreamt about ‘’ I’m a supertramp’’. What Chris basically means is supertramps are people who usually travel from place to place, kind of like a vagabonds. The reason he called himself that is Chris is an adventurous guy who likes to travel. Everett Ruess on the other hand, is man who wanted to be a land wanderer in the wilderness, also he is bored by civilization though like McCandless and wants to pit himself against nature. “...while I am alive, I intend to live.” Meaning that he will not let boredom get to him and he will live his life choosing the way he wants to. Throughout the whole book i have found evidence that Mccandless and Ruess both love freedom. Another example that shows Chris Mccandless and Everett Ruess are similar is the fact that they had both changed their names during their adventures. For intense during Chris Mccandless adventure he adopted the alias Alexander Supertramp. ‘’The hitchhiker swung his pack into the bed of the ford and introduced himself as Alex’’. Jim Gallien had spotted Chris hitch hiking across the woods and when he had asked what his name was he responded with Alex. In contrast, embarking on his new terminal odyssey Everett Ruess who had adopted a series of new names. ‘’He inform his family that he taken to calling himself Lan Rameau. two months later the letter explains ‘’ I have changed my name again, to Evert Rulan’’. From the examples you have seen above Chris and Everett loved changing their names during their adventures. The final example that also shows Chris Mccandless and Everett Ruess’s similarities is the reason why they both were undeterred by physical discomfort. Like Mccandless Everett Ruess had been suffering from semi annual poison ivy case for six days. ‘’ My suffering are far from over.’’ He tells his friend bill jacobs. He goes on for two days I couldn’t tell whether I was dead or alive’’. Then again thats how Mccandless had died in the tragic ‘’Magic bus’’. ‘’ In his journal: Beautiful Blueberries records nothing beyond a tally of days’’. He had also eaten and suffering from poisonous berries which had led to his unfaithful death. Thats something you would call a death a wish. To sum up, no one really knows how Everett Ruess died, but it’s pretty clear how Chris Mccandless died. All in all, christopher Johnson Mccandless and Everett Ruess were two similar adventurous guys who were not crazy and that they only had a dream and a driven ambition to pursue where their gut lead them to.

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