Many viewed McCandless to be egotistical due to the fact that he left his entire life to pursue his personal desires, and he didn’t think about how others would feel after he left, or if he did, he didn’t care. McCandless was also seen as ignorant. He was not only careless with the feelings of others, but also with his well being. He didn’t seem to know what would be awaiting him in the wild because he
If his critics were correct, then McCandless would not have survived quite as long as he did in complete solitude. Chris McCandless may have seemed unprepared and crazy, but he was in fact completely sane and capable of surviving in the Alaskan bush. This, however, did not sway critics on their opinion of McCandless and his actions. Chris was labeled as mentally disturbed and his death was deemed foolish and pointless (Krakauer, 70, 71). People who read the boy’s story thought his death could have been prevented if he had been more prepared, or just prepared in general.
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. Chris McCandless was very courageous for ditching all his possessions to take a trip in the wilderness. “Really, I think he was just plain crazy,” I do agree with Callarman because I think Chris was a little crazy for doing these actions. He was a very courageous for doing this because not many people would take a random trip to the wilderness because people would rather be in
All he kept was a small journal and camera in which he captured and recorded all of his experiences in, allowing people for the rest of time to read and learn about his journey in his book titled Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer. This impulsive decision that McCandless made would soon cost him his life, and most people would see him as being crazy for it. A man named Shaun Callarman, for example, believed that he “ had no Common sense. . .
I Don’t Want to Be a Logger Living in Cascade, Idaho, I am familiar with going out and getting wood to keep us from freezing to death. Last year when we went to get wood, it was in the winter. I refused to go and work in the snow so I just pretended to be sleeping. The trick didn’t always work, but most of the time it did. My uncle is a logger, so he tells me crazy stories, like almost falling off a cliff, dragging heavy chains up big hills, giant boulders, and lots of medical bills.
I think he just wanted to pursue life in a different way. Chris was not seeing life the way anyone else was, so he decided to brush off into the wild and be free on his own. Though he did not survive, he was still a very bright, arrogant human being. Shaun Callarman states, “He had no common sense, and he had no business going into Alaska with his Romantic silliness.” Chris knew going into the wild that he did not have much survival skills, but that did not stop him from doing what he wanted to do because he did not care about society and was just completely over everything which was why he made the move to the wilderness. This clearly shows us that Chris did not have much common sense.
Into the Wild- Allusions Analysis Analyze 7 Literary Allusions from the entire book (choose from any of the epigraphs) Quote (page #) Author’s name and brief bio Connection to McCandless (1-2 sentences) (at least 4 sentences) “Greetings from Fairbanks! This is the last you shall hear from me… I now walk into the wild,” (3). Chris McCandless was a 24 year old who left his comfortable life behind in order to explore what was out there in the wild. This is a direct connect to McCandless and the first chapter not only because it was written by Chris himself, but also because this first chapter speaks of Jim Gallien’s encounter with “Alex” in
Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer, tells the story of a young man named Christopher McCandless who decided to go and survive in the wilderness of Alaska without correct preparation. McCandless was a man with as transcendentalist-like mindset, an adventurer, an explorer, and a hiker. He migrated away from civilization and society with the goal of living in solitude and living his life to the fullest through nature. The audience was introduced to McCandless’ views towards society through McCandless’ journey through Alaska, and the depressing yet inspiring events that led up to his death. Krakauer creates emotional appeals to connect him with McCandless to credit himself as a writer, as well as to develop the audiences’ feelings of McCandless.
Really, I think he was just plain crazy." This statement, made by Shaun Callarman, pertains to Chris McCandless’s trek into Alaska that ultimately led to death by starvation. Since the recovery of Chris’s body, there has been much speculation about the prevention of Chris’s death and the possible causes. Despite Callarman’s plea of craziness, there have been both eye-witness accounts showing that Chris was sane and prepared when leaving for the Alaskan wilderness, many natural
Had he taken the prisoner to the jail himself, it would have weighed heavily on his conscience, while turning him loose could have meant capture or death anyway. But, if Daru had taken the prisoner to complete safety, it could have meant trouble with the law for him, too. And, unfortunately, it appears some of the prisoner’s acquaintances were ready to dish out some justice of their own, not knowing the full truth themselves. It appears, from the context of the story, that the protagonist was a nice man, and was not partial to treating people poorly. This was evident when he refused to take the prisoner to the jail himself.
Before the written novel “Into the wild”, Chris’ story had just been another told story of an idiotic man fighting for his manly hood, thus for he died and failed to accomplish. In January 1993, Jon Krakauer published McCandless’ story in that month’ issue of Outside magazine, getting numerous letters presuming the man was either mentally ill, or letters simply questioning his judgement. Inspired by the details of McCandless’ story, Krakauer wrote and published “Into The Wild” in 1996 about McCandless’ adventures, and how he may have had reasons for what he had done, reasons that weren’t apparent before hand. These adventures and reasons sparked varying responses among students, literary minds, alpinist and survivalists alike. Inspiring the
I find this passage to be significant because he refered himself as Chris McCandless rather than the invented identity he was using during his trip. I think McCandless decided to use his real name because he knew that his “Alexander Supertramp” life was over, and the only way for people who rescue him was to know his real name.Though, when McCandless was writing it, he was not expecting anyone to see this note and come to rescue him because he knew that he was the only person on the mountain. However, I think that it is ironic how Chris McCandless still went outside the bus to collect some berries when he was injured in critical condition.
In The things They Carried, by Tim O’brien in that field there are two people that take responsibility for Kiowa’s death, whether it be directly or indirectly, they truly had not no control of what would happen that night. Jimmy Cross blames him self for the death of Kiowa because he chose the position and listened to the orders from the top. He could have lied and change their location to protect his men but he did not. The other solider who took responsibility was the young boy that was never named. The boy had been distracted and had a lapse in his judgment.
In the eyes of many, Chris McCandless was a troubled man. Many thought that he was not going in the direction his life should have been aimed. Instead of seeking employment with his college degree, marrying, doing “normal things” at his age, he chose to donate the money that remained in his college fund to a charity called Oxfam, assumed the name of Alexander Supertramp, deserted his family and began a journey all over the country that would ultimately lead to his great Alaskan adventure. McCandless’ death led to much media attention, which in turn, led to strong opinions about