Into the wild, a book by Jon Krakauer and a film by Sean Penn, features the journey of Christopher McCandless, the son of wealthy parents who graduates from Emory University as a top student and athlete. However, instead of embarking on a prestigious and profitable career, he chooses to give his savings to charity, rid himself of his possessions, and set out on a journey to the Alaskan wilderness. Shaun Callarman’s argument had a good point. " One should always be prepared to go into the wild ". McCandless made a choice to go into the wild and leave everything behind to go his own way to find himself.
The symbolism of sending up his money into smoke shows how dedicated McCandless is to Thoreau’s ideal of living free from the pull of society. He decides to live simply, like Thoreau, not only retreating into nature, but he also living a purer, simpler life. Without money and material goods, he is truly espousing Thoreau’s views, as he decides to not be beholden to anything. McCandless cuts ties with anything reminiscent to society, clearly viewing it unnecessary to live according to societal norms, as he believes - like Thoreau - that this makes the individual lose sight of what life is supposed to be like. Without any money, McCandless finally feels free.
In the novel Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer, many people thought that Chris McCandless was crazy for what he had done. Callarman's statement states that “McCandless was bright and ignorant” Long, C. (n.d.). I disagree with this quote. I believe that he did it because he didn't want to be bossed around, nor he didn't want to be his dad's puppet. He wanted to experience many new adventures outside of society.
A book author on the verge of his name-making exposé depicts his belief of success, though one might find it controversial. The word success derives on the tingle of enjoyment about what one does, sticking with what matters through hard times, and living out the full potential of a soul. Protagonist Chris McCandless, from the novel Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, was in his early years of adulthood from El Segundo, California. He embarked a journey (by foot) to his destination goal--Alaska. Chris left most of his possessions and ‘became one with nature’ during the process.
Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer is a non-fiction book, based on the real story of Christopher McCandless, who in the April of 1992,set off alone into the Alaskan wild. He had given all 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’. He travelled a lot to places such as South Dakota, Salton City before hitchhiking to Alaska.
The book Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer portrays a teenager named Christopher McCandless, who is unsatisfied with the conventional and materialistic lifestyle that society has come to value. McCandless’s unusual adventures and subsequent death led to comments describing his actions as irrational and cowardly. Yet, one must fully understand the principle that McCandless was standing for before evaluating his decisions. Christopher McCandless’s values are exemplified in his letter to Ronald Franz, where he emphasizes the need for an individual to take risks and embrace nature; in doing so, he reveals himself as a brave and adventurous man who refuses to let boredom take over his life. Christopher McCandless insists that a life of uniformity is damaging to the adventurous spirit that is inherent to all people, and
Born in A Different Life Life on the road is an idealistic way to escape from societal problems. There is no denying that it grants individuals satisfaction by allowing them to fulfill their goals, as well as providing immense freedom and control over one’s life; however, it is a fundamentally illogical path to take due to nature’s malevolence. In Into The Wild, Krakauer writes a biography about a young man named Chris McCandless, in which he illustrates the similarities between himself and McCandless’s overly ambitious journey to accomplish feats in the wilderness. Coinciding with their similarities, they also faced an oppressive father figure at home, which lead the both of them to believe that their journey will provide them an answer to their problems at home. McCandless planned to survive in Alaska by living off the land while Krakauer wanted to be the first one to climb the Devil’s Thumb.
Have you ever wondered why Chris McCandless went into the wild? Chris McCandless was an American hiker. He ventured into the Alaskan wilderness in April 1992 with little food and equipment, hoping to live simply for a time in solitude. Almost four months later, McCandless' starved remains were found. His death occurred in a converted bus used as a backcountry shelter, along the Stampede Trail on the eastern bank of the Sushana River.
Perspective of Christopher McCandless’s Life Callarman’s argument to Christopher McCandless’s is relatable and understanding, but he does not see the full picture. Christopher McCandless had everything in his life: money, material, family, prestige etc. but the only thing he wanted to fully experience is the outside world, to get out of his comfort zone and see how nature really feels like. I would agree with Callarman’s argument because he was arrogant and unenlightenment, but I also would disagree because he died doing what he loved and a place he wanted to be. Christopher McCandless was a reckless, disregard kid that did what he wanted to do before he died.