Into The Wild portrays a man who went on a fatal unforgettable journey through the alaska wilderness. Chris McCandless was a man with great courage and the ability to live on his own made him more of a hero going on his fatal journey. Many would say he was foolish or not thinking right, but that is not the case. The case here is simply a man with courage wanting to fulfill is beliefs through his journey. One may ask what is courage. Well the definition of courage is the ability to do something that frightens one. Other people would say courage is a feeling inside that allows anyone to do what they want fear free. Chris McCandless had the type of courage where he had no fear but others did. He knew what he could accomplish and knowing that …show more content…
He had the courage to give up every bit of money he had by getting “A pathetic little stack of ones and fives and twenties- and put a match on it”( Krakauer 29). No normal person would undergo this process but McCandless did which shows the courage he has in trusting the wilderness. Not only did he give up his possessions but he did infact have the courage to take on a new name he had given himself. “No longer would he answer to Chris McCandless; he was now Alexander Supertramp, master of his own destiny”( Krakauer 23). Mr. Supertramp did like any hero master his own destiny. He named himself that knowing he would do so to prove he can live off a world of no social life or …show more content…
He did what anyone would do if they had their own beliefs and dreams. McCandless was one special person who had very different views on the world with society. No matter how many people doubt his actions and felt he was wrong, they can't know the true reason for him doing so unless they were in his shoes. Although he did explain some of the reasons for doing so no one knew what was the exact point that made him have a belief that society was not needed. The courageous man Chris McCandless died knowing he had done what he believed and never gave up on
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I am in agreement with Krakauer on the fact that Chris McCandless was not a sociopath because he was intelligent, socialized very well, and was able to take care of himself, but he did have his flaws. Being able to be independent, his achievements and his friends all prove the “outcast bush causality” stereotype wrong. Since Chris was a human, he did have his faults. In some cases they were extreme, but they were rooted from an anger that makes it hard to label as “sociopath”. In the end, however, his stubbornness and tendency to dream big left him for dead.
Chris, The Wilderness Hero Chris McCandless was a very heroic young man. In the book Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer he demonstrated independence, bravery, and youthfulness. Chris (or as he liked to be called Alexander Supertramp) was a young man who hitchhiked to Alaska to see what living off the wilderness was like. Chris was a hero because he inspired so many with his fearlessness with what he did in his life. Chris was a hero because he was fearless, brave, and independent.
Transcendentalist Paper Charlie Jones once stated “Things don’t go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be.” Chris McCandless was a very unique person. McCandless never really let anything get him down. He did what he wanted to do and never let anyone push him around.
McCandless based many of his actions on things he read by his role models. He developed an ideal society on the teachings of authors like Estwick Evans. Estwick Evans says, “I wished to acquire the...virtues of savage life; to divest myself of the...imperfections of civilization...and to find...more correct views of human nature” (Krakauer 157). McCandless, therefore, rebels against society in order to enjoy the savage life. Chris
Going out into the wild all by yourself can be nerve wracking and lonely. Jon Krakauer makes Chris McCandless seemed like a noble person who took the initiative to try to go out and live into the wild. The book Into the Wild written by Jon Krakauer, is about a teenager named Chris McCandless leaving society and traveling to Alaska by himself with nothing else but a bag of rice and a small .22 caliber gun. Chris is heroic because he went to Alaska by himself without any knowledge of Alaska and didn’t know any of the dangers of Alaska. One way Krakauer make Chris seem noble is when Chris is about to enter Alaska he tells Gallien “ I’m goin’ to get on up there live off the land,go claim me a piece of the good life” (Krakauer 4).
Into the Wild is a personal tale of Chris McCandless’ journey as he runs away from home to try and live in the Alaskan wilderness. The book follows the story through the eyes of the author as he investigates the mysteriousness of Chris’ life through the eyes of those he came in contact with and the journals left behind. However like every book adapted into movie there are slight differences and characterizations throughout the story that aren’t expressed deeply enough or seen in a different light. Into the Wild is no different.
Into the Wild is a story about a passionate, very gifted athlete, and scholar named Chris Mccandless. Chris is a graduate from Emory. Chris grew up in a wealthy suburban town in Virginia. After graduation highschool Chris donates $25,000 of his savings to charity, and gets in his car and drives away without telling anyone. Chris fought for what he believed in and did not let anyone tell him how to do things.
In the novel “Into the Wild” Chris McCandless is portrayed as a hero. Chris possesses many heroic traits but he lacks one very important quality. One of Chris's most heroic traits throughout the novel is bravery. Another one of Chris’s heroic traits is determination. The trait that Chris seems to lack throughout the novel is responsibility.
Breaking The Chains Of Conformity With Courage Courage is similar to being the ripened fruit on a barren tree, it gives life and color to a dull exterior. The courage that others display gives our nation determination for another day. Courage is the ability to prevail through hardships, to reveal your true inner nature, and to stand up for what you believe, when the rest of the world falls as a slave to conformity. Hardships are lurking around every corner of our life ready to immerse whenever we least expect them.
“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” ―Maya Angelou. Jon Krakauer’s true story titled Into the Wild is about a man who decides to throw away his old life and escape the rules of conventional society. Twenty-two-year-old Chris McCandless came from a well-to-do family in Virginia and, without warning, abandons everything. He changes his name, loses contact with his family, gives away his car and all his money, and begins a two-year long journey hitchhiking to Alaska where he eventually dies of starvation.
Into the wild, is a book by Jon Krakauer that later got turned into a film by Sean Penn, it follows the life of Christopher McCandless, who graduated from Emory University as a top student and athlete with wealthy pushing parents. Instead of continuing his life as a working man of society and taking his offers at top law schools, he decides to ultimately completely disconnect himself from society and instead tries to find his own meaning of life in the wild. Shaun Callarman says “ I think that Chris McCandless was bright and ignorant at the same time.” and i really agree with him on that because even though he left his college a top student the way he wanted to completely disconnect himself the way he did was ignorant. Not only that In the movie it clearly shows that even though he didn't want to connect with people on his journey to alaska he did, I think that if he wouldn't have been so set on being alone and not being attached to others he wouldn't have died the way he did.
Chris McCandless was a college student with a need for adventure. On April 28, 1992, he left on a journey which would lead to the end of his life. After news of his death had reached public ear, most people came to the same conclusion: Chris McCandless was an uneducated, arrogant boy who went on a journey seeking death. However, in the novel Into the Wild, Jon Krakaur portrays Chris McCandless’ transcendental quest as a journey full of wonder. Throughout the novel, Krakaur defines McCandless as an intelligent, hard working, determined young man.
Chris McCandless abandoned the modern world and chose the wild because he believed that he could improve himself through living in the wild, and found the true happiness of the life. McCandless abandoned his wealthy family because of his complicated relationship with his father, and he was ashamed with his father’s adultery. Therefore, McCandless believed that human relationship was not the only thing that forms happiness, instead a man’s connection with the nature brings joy as well. He also believed the habitual lifestyle was not what people were meant to do, and people shouldn't have more possessions than what they need. For this reason, McCandless traveled with little effects.
Into the Wild was about a guy named Christopher McCandless. He was a top student and athlete who came from a wealthy family. After he graduated college, he told his parents that he was going to spend his summer traveling. Chris then sent his final college transcripts and a letter to his family but little did they know that would be the last time they would hear from their son. Before Chris left for his adventure he cut up all his credit cards, burned his social security card, and donated his life savings to a charity.