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into the wild essay - As stated before Chris McCandless...

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As stated before, Chris McCandless left under-prepared for his expedition. Not only could he have prepared himself further as far as supplies, but also mentally and emotionally. Chris’ family members said he typically set his mind on an idea and quickly tried to follow through with it; there wasn’t much room for persuasion when reasoning with Chris. According to Webster’s Dictionary, a mature judgment is based on a slow, careful consideration (Merriam-Webster). It seems as though the McCandless’ felt a low maturity level in Chris on an emotional scale because his judgments of reality appeared far-fetched to them. When Westerberg reflected on his memories of Chris, he too felt Chris as immature in a certain sense. “A couple of times I tried to tell him it was a mistake to get too deep into that kind of stuff, but Alex got stuck on things. He always had to know the absolute right answers before he could go on to the next thing,” (18) which displays a sense of stubbornness. This relates to the way his family felt about his maturity level and how ready they feel he was for this journey to Alaska. He lacked the sense of reality which probably caused him to think rationally, immaturely, and on his
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course RHET 103 taught by Professor Peterson during the Fall '07 term at Benedictine IL.

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