Some would say “Life on the road is suited for everyone”, others such as for myself, would disagree. Life on the road is not suited for everyone, because not everyone can throw away their normal life and go on the road or the wilderness and survive like Chris McCandless. Some would think, Chris McCandless, was on a suicide mission but he was only following his dreams and he actually did, unlike many people. Chris McCandless inspired so many people to move out, leave their old lives, and have a fresh start at their life. Chris McCandless was a independent person and he was trying to get away from civilization because he felt like he never fit into it.
The author of this book is jon Krakauer shares with us this amazing story of Chris Mccandless Into the wild. He goes into detail and gives us all of the knowledge he knew about this 24 year old hitchhiker. Chris is obsessed with the wild, his obsession with the wild was stunning. He lived in the wild until his death. He was able to live and experience plenty of intense adventures.He was able to travel wherever he desired and nothing would stop hi from going on his next Adventure. He loved hiking and he was always willing to learn new things about the wild. He had a lot of knowledge but that didn't stop him he was always willing to keep learning more and more. Chris was very brave , passionate and hard worker. He had
In his book Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer explores the impossibility of attaining complete self-reliance, revealing how eternally elusive it is. Krakauer suggests to the reader that Chris McCandless is not an independent, young man capable of walking into the wild self-sufficiently, alluding to the idea that in order to reach an autonomous state, McCandless had to rely on other things to get him there. Krakauer supports the suggestion that McCandless was not independent with the notion that when confronted with opportunities, McCandless chose to take what was presented to him rather than work for what he needed. A way in which Krakauer expresses self-reliance as being impractical is when McCandless decides to “take advantage of [the bus’]
In the biographical book, Into the Wild the author, Jon Krakauer, reveals the journey of the late Chris McCandless. McCandless chose to leave his privileged life for a much more rugged life in the Denali Borough of Alaska. McCandless’s ill-preparedness led to his journey’s end after only 113 days resulting in death. McCandless’s story begs the question, Is life on the road suited for everyone? As shown in Into the Wild, life on the road is tough and takes a special type of person, a determined and dedicated person; therefore life on the road is suited for anyone willing to take the risks in order to survive if they feel that life on the road would be the
In literature, there are an abundant amount of themes and life lessons written in between the lines of every individual piece of work. In some works of literature, there are even various themes being displayed throughout a single book’s story line. In the story, Into the Wild, John Krakauer writes about a boy named Christopher McCandless. McCandless is a boy who aspires to attain more in life than just materialistic values. Since McCandless grew up in a fairly wealthy family, he already experienced living a materialistic life. As he grew up, he decided that a materialistic life was not a life he wanted to live. Instead, he followed his dream and took pleasure in living in the wilderness and living a transcendentalist lifestyle. On the other
Many people desire to make drastic changes to their lifestyle in order to bring joy to their lives. In the movie Into the Wild, Chris McCandless is tired of his life and dreams of a lifestyle that embodies transcendental themes such as self-reliance and living alone in nature, but when he starts living this lifestyle and truly embodying these themes he learns that this transcendental life is not as fulfilling as a life surrounded by people who care about him. Throughout his journey he goes out of his way to make himself reliant on only himself by scarcely using money. Chris romanticizes nature and dreams of living serenely in the isolated Alaskan wilderness. However, once in the wilderness he struggles to survive once he is completely self-reliant
“I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love. I felt in myself a superabundance of energy which found no outlet in our quiet life.” Leo Tolstoy “Family Happiness” Jon Krakauer in his nonfiction novel Into the wild, Krakauer depicts the life of Chris McCandless as he made his way into the Alaskan Bush. Krakauer supports this by describing the literary figures that inspired Chris, In addition Krakauer describes the eyewitness events of Chris as well as describing Chris’s life before he left to the Alaskan Bush .Krakauer believes that that the way Chris lived his life should be praised rather than shunned despite most opinions of Chris being negative .
Most people, if they saw an unmarked door tucked away in an ominous and unfamiliar alley, would not bother giving it a second glance, speeding up their pace. Chris McCandless, on the other hand, would slip through the unmarked door, too curious to pass by such an unmarked territory. Chris McCandless walks to the beat of his own drum, ventures onto the unbeaten path, and dives head first into the depths of the unknown. He spends his entire life chasing the frontier. Jon Krakauer, in his novel Into the Wild, uses Chris McCandless to challenge America to return to the frontier, and all it has to offer. Society today thrusts us toward cookie cutter, secure, and stationary lives, and Chris McCandless spends every waking moment breaking his way
This passage seems extremely significant to the description of Chris McCandless’ journey because it emphasizes his beliefs and incentive to go off into the Alaskan wilderness. By further analyzing this excerpt, you can easily see Chris McCandless’ complete devotion to the idea of getting out into the world and escaping from the capitalistic government. Simply, McCandless wants to live for himself. The way he urges Ron Franz to simply move on with his life, "put a little camper on the back of your pickup, and start seeing some of the great work that God has done here in the American West" (page 58) easily shows the way McCandless is exceedingly passionate about what he 's doing and is very happy with how his life is progressing. The enthusiasm
Into the wild is a biography and nonfiction book written by Jon Krakauer. The book is about the journey of Christopher Johnson Mccandless ( Alex )journey throughout the west coast of the USA. Christopher’s journey takes him places such as the the snowy state of Alaska, and the mountainous terrains of the Sierra Nevada’s. The main protagonist Christopher Mccandless is 24 years old, and believes that life is best lived alone. Testing his theory Christopher goes to live alone in the western US, until testing his limits and venturing to Alaska. Christopher also goes by the name of “ Alex” and “ Alexander Supertramp”. There are many more smaller characters such as the anchorage couple that find Christopher’s dead body in a bus in Alaska. Alex’s parents are Samuel, his father who is a NASA scientist and has been married twice. Christopher was born from his second marriage which was with Wilhelmina, Christopher’s mother. Christopher’s journey starts when he graduates college in Atlanta, then lies to his parents saying that he is going to go on a roadtrip in the summer in his car. The first site that Alex travels to is Lake Mead which is in Nevada. After Alex’s car gets destroyed in a flash flood, he sets out on foot with all his belongings in a bag that he luckily had in the car. In August of 1990 Alex’s parents go to see him and his apartment was vacated 5 months earlier. In
Nature always captivates the attention of humanity. People flock to national and state parks to see these natural beauties. Families, friend groups, and honeymooners all travel to see the same sites. These moments need to be cherished. In the nonfiction novel Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer, the story of Chris McCandless and compares it to the stories of Chris McCandless, Everett Ruess, John Waterman, Carl McCunn, and his own, in the wilderness. All of their stories, with Krakauer the exception, end with death. This novel produces two themes: Nature holds the eye of man as a beauty that contains wonders and dangers, and people should go out and explore despite the risks. The other theme, however, both contradicts
"Seemed like a kid who was looking for something, looking for something, just didn't know what it was" (Krakauer 42). As an individual Chris McCandless was looking for himself. In the non-fiction book Into The Wild written by Jon Krakauer, it talks about the spiritual journey Chris made to the Alaskan wilderness, alone.There comes a time in everyones lives when a person realizes the satisfaction in ones life is mediocre, when that person realizes they want something more. The community Chris was raised in often set guidelines that limited his freedom. Being an individual in a community, there are certain responsibilities that one has to the people around them and to oneself. It is worthwhile to go against one's community for personal beliefs
Into the Wild is a short story that took place in 1996. The story is about a guy named Christopher McCandless who decided to set out on a journey to the Alaskan wilderness. He choose to give up his savings to charity and get rid of his possessions. Wayne Westerberg is one of the characters in the story who meets Christopher along his journey. “He...owns a grain elevator in Carthage and another one a few miles out of town but spends every summer running a custom combine crew that follows the harvest from Texas north to Canadian border.”(Krakauer, Pg16) He helps Christopher by offering him jobs and just being there for him overall. After Chris started working for him they got to find about each other.. Wayne, this character from Into the Wild,
This quote is important is because it shines some light on why McCandless wanted to leave home and started a new life. His main goal was to find peace and meaning in life. He wanted a life where he only has himself to worry about and he is not fond with the idea that his life is a burden to anyone. Like many other individuals in real life, he longs for a search that can answer his questions about life so that he could be at peace with