Into the Wild

Should we admire mcCarless for his courage and noble ideas?

Reading chapter 16 18 plus. Epilogue

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I think that, in the end, Chris was a very flawed idealist. He never contacts his parents or sister, Carine, again. No Chris was not justified in treating his family the way he did. Despite the romanticism to his cause (whatever it was) he also caused his family great pain and suffering. A post card here and there to his sister only confounded their psin and sense of loss. Chris, in many ways was selfish. I think he had an adventurous spirit ant is anti-materialism ideals were laudable. Unfortunately he was too self-centred to understand how he was hurting the people that loved him. I don't think he deserves the folk hero status.