He had no common sense, and he had no business going into Alaska with his Romantic silliness. He made a lot of mistakes based on arrogance. I don’t admire him at all for his courage nor his noble ideas. Really, I think he was just plain crazy,” shows that Shaun believes Chris had no common sense in his doing for leaving society for the wild. I agree with Callarman’s position of thinking “ he had no common sense” and that he was “bright and Ignorant” because Chris thinks he did not have much to offer in his society, ditched all his possessions to take a trip into the Alaskan Wilderness and did not have much common sense or survival skills.
On Christopher journey he decided to enter the Alaskan turran with basically nothing, on his journey to Alaska people stopped him along the way offering him items to help insure his safety in the upcoming winter. Chris was foolish like the man he did not prepare as much as he needed to while coming into winter. While, Chris was on his journey he came across a trailer and decides that is where he was going to reside for the next couple of weeks. He was foolish and simple only bringing one bag of rice to help in survive in the wilderness, little did he know he was going to be stuck there for awhile. While Chris was adventuring out in the turran, the the river he crossed to get to the trailer (where he lives) started to get higher and was fericing flowing with water, making it impossible to cross.
Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer is a non-fiction book which tells the real story of Christopher McCandless, who unlike the rest of us despised materialistic pleasures. McCandless in the April of 1992,set off alone into the Alaskan wild. He had given all of his savings to charity, abandoned his car and his possessions. Unlike others, he wanted to live a life of independence, free from materialistic pleasures and filled with nature and it’s beauty. In addition, McCandless shed his legal name early in his journey, adopting the moniker ‘Alexander Supertramp’.
Chris is footloose because he does what he wishes and does not have to listen to anyone he encounters along his journey. Chris also counters being “footloose” by having jobs along his journey. He gave away all his money to OXFAM America knowing that he would most likely need money on his journey west. For example, he needed money to post bail for himself when he was thrown in jail for train hopping and to get supplies for heading into the wilderness. He had to buy warm clothes for Alaska and plenty of food that would last him through his trips where he was nowhere near anyone or anyplace to get more
Those barns are usually inherited from their fathers and is passed on to their children. However, Okonkwo could not inherit any barns from his father. “He did not inherit a barn from his father. There was no barn to inherit.” (16) Okonkwo’s father Unoka was a lazy and improvident person. He was a very talented flutist but, never brought food to his family.
It was said that the Devil was seen frequently around Crook County, Wyoming near the very famous Devil’s Tower in the year 1700’s, but as the years pass by the devil was never seen near that area. It was believed that The Devil’s Tower used to be surrounded by a lush and rich forest. It all starts with a man named William Cornelius Werbenjagermanjensen who lived near Crook County, Wyoming. William was a tall and scrawny man; he was a fair hunter and knew what to do with his surroundings, he barely had food to eat because he was out alone in an area with scarce food. He would eat bugs and rats for breakfast and lunch, and if he was lucky to kill a bird or rabbit he had something for dinner.
In Tobias Wolff’s “Rich Brother”, Donald drives him and his brother named Pete to the woods and they stop in the middle of nowhere in the woods to talk. Donald leaves his brother Pete in the woods alone and forgets about him. When Donald goes to his house, his wife asks him where his brother was, but Donald didn’t tell her and only he knew where Pete was (pg. 375). Like in “Young Goodman Brown”, we can tell that the setting of the woods or forest has a big meaning on how it has a big impact on the characters.
All alone, stranded in a forest, lost with nothing to help him survive, no one to come to his aid… Only Brian can help himself, and staying motivated is the only thing that can keep him alive. Hatchet, a wilderness adventure book written by Gary Paulsen, tells about a boy, Brian Robeson, that is left stranded in the Canadian wilderness. After his plane crashes, Brian is abandoned, shocked, and alone. Over the course of fifty-four long days, the obstacles that Brian must overcome, and the challenges that he faces change him both physically and mentally. One theme of Hatchet is to stay motivated.
He did not have the right equipment nor did he know a lot about surviving in such conditions. Jim Gallien, the last person to to Chris McCandless, described the terrain saying “The rivers are big and fast. The mosquitos will eat you alive….Livin’ in the bush ain’t no picnic (Gallien 4)”. As Gallien was on his way to drop McCandless off, he couldn’t help to realize that Chris was well unprepared for this journey and labeled McCandless as “People from the Outside”. Gallien describes the group of “People from Outside” (4), as individuals who see Alaska on a magazine and decide to go there to solve their current problems in life, only to underestimate the terrain and to find out that “it isn’t like the magazines make it out to be”(4) .
He lived in the wilderness for about three months, his body was discovered by a hunter looking for shelter, on September 6, 1992. “I think that Chris McCandless was bright and ignorant at the same time. He had no common sense, and he had no business going