Analysis Of Into The Wild, By Jon Krakauer

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“Being footloose is always exhilarated us it's associated in their minds with escape.”
Chris from the book “Into The Wild”,by Jon Krakauer, is a transcendentalist because he wanted to escape from the materialistic world and avoid Cytie and to do so he went into the wild.
Transcendentalists believe that escaping the materialistic world will bring you to your true self Henry David thoreau a famous transcendentalist once said, "our life is a frittered away by details... simplicity, simplicity, simplicity, I say, that your affairs be as two or three and not hundred or thousand... simplify, simplify.”Thoreau is saying that People are to bound to a materialistic world and need to break away and if one were to have less things going on could experience life the way one should.“No phone. No pool. No pets. No cigarettes. Ultimate freedom... No longer to be poisoned by civilization, he flees, and walks alone upon the land to become Lost in the Wild (Krakauer)”.Chris is getting way from the all the things that that he doesn't need and he becomes more free and is able experiencing life.Therefore leaving the a materialistic life one can enjoy the little things ,and the little thing are what counts. …show more content…

In the book nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson talks about escaping society.” To go into solitude, a man needs to retire as much from his chamber as from society.” What he is saying as a man goes to his room to get alone one might go somewhere to leave society, chris’s room was going into the wild. When a man runs away from society he is just trying to find solitude, and himself, In solitude one find himself. “No longer to be poisoned by civilization he flees and walks alone upon the land to become lost in the wild(Krakauer)”. Chris felt like that living in what one would call society or civilization ,he was being poisoned or his life being stolen from

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