Into the Wild

Do you believe Chris is to blame for his own death? Explain your answer using two specific details from the chapter.

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Chris' inability to forsee problems contributed to his death. He thought he was prepared, but he wasn't. His ignorance about the condition of the Teklanika, his insistence on visiting “uncharted territory,” by not brining a map, meant that once he was ready, mentally and emotionally, to leave, he physically could not. Thus, although he did not purposely mean to take his life (some believe it was suicide), it comes down to the fact he was ignorant, ill prepared, and should have predicted he would need more than the few supplies he brought with him. Thus, he was responsible for his own death...... an unfortunate and very sad ending to a very young life.


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