Into The Wild was a tremendous story which Shaun Callarman did not have many positive things to say about Chris McCandless, the main character. He went on this adventure to find out what life is all about in his own eyes. He wanted to see how different living in the wild really was compared to society because he was not satisfied with his living arrangements and household. Shaun’s quote says that he thinks “Chris McCandless was bright and ignorant at the same time. He had no common sense, and he had no business going into Alaska with his Romantic silliness. He made a lot of mistakes based on arrogance. I don’t admire him at all for his courage nor his noble ideas. Really, I think he was just plain crazy,” shows that Shaun believes Chris had no common sense in his doing since leaving society for the wild. I agree with Callarman’s position of thinking “ he had no common sense” and that
In Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, he focuses on one main person, Chris McCandless. Krakauer explains most of Chris's life and even, at times, puts his own input into the pages of this book. Chris McCandless (a.k.a Alexander Supertramp) was from Chesapeake Beach, Maryland. Chris had a father, Walt McCandless, a mother, Billie Mccandless, and a younger sister, Carine. Chris's obsession with nature and high-risk activities was believed to start when "Walt took Billie and his children from both marriages to climb Longs Peak in Colorado." According to Walt, there was a point where he was getting tired and wanted to turn around but, Chris wanted to keep going all the way to the top. It has been said that the reason high-risk activities attract young men is because it gives them the sensation and adrenaline rush they are looking for.
We have all made mistakes, for some they are small mistakes that do not impact anyone. For others, they are of mammoth proportions and have a preponderant impact on how people think, or say about them. In the book Into the Wild it tells about the journey of Chris McCandless who died in the Alaskan wilderness. Chris McCandless was definitely one of these people who made a big mistake. People around the globe have mixed feelings about this twentieth century adventurer. Some view him as a hero whose ideals should be embraced, while others see him as an arrogant, stubborn, and reckless vagabond whose dreams led to his demise. With numerous opinions about who he was, it is up to the reader to choose their ideas of who he was. To me and many others
It was 1965 and Evel Knievel had just landed a 90-foot crate filled with 50 rattlesnakes and 2 lions. Although this jump was one of his stunts that left him unharmed other than a sprained ankle, it put others at risk. During his landing, the back tire of his motorcycle had hit the edge of box and allowed some of the snakes to escape. The audience that was watching Knievel’s stunt were terrified and had to run away in order to avoid the snakes. Despite knowing the risks of this stunt, he continued with it anyway. Similar to McCandless, Knievel was being reckless, which had affected others around him. McCandless had left his family to travel to Alaska and live in the wild in search of enlightenment. After his death, word about his journey spread around the country. 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
In particular Chris Mccandless should be supported for he had things happen to him that led up to the point where he wanted to go into the wild to get away from his old life and created a new one for himself to have more opportunities. Others may think he shouldn’t be supported just because he some bad flaws he had and also that he just left his sister who he actually got along with, but here are some reasons that are logical and reasonable to why Chris Mccandless should be supported.
Some may believe that Chris McCandless went into the wild out of nowhere, but the real reason he left everything was because he wanted to escape all the problems he was going through, especially with his parents. Chris was a smart, educated, wealthy guy, who just graduated from college and decided to give up everything he had to experience a new journey. Why would anyone ever give up the perfect life? His parents gave him anything anyone could ever dream for, but he did not accept anything. McCandless had a couple different reasons to why he left, the main one was to start a new life.
“So many people live in unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation” (57). Chris McCandless was determined to not be one of those men, he strived for a life in solitude, away from the demands of society. For that reason he went on an epic transcendental experience that took him from Mexico to Alaska. Along the way, he met and made an impact on peoples’ lives, people like Wayne Westenberg and Ronald Franz. Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild discusses Chris’s journey, and makes the reader question Chris’s reasons for going out into the wild. In the novel, Chris did some dangerous things, such as kayaking across a country and not taking nearly enough supplies, he insisted it was all part of the journey though.
Chris Kyle is an iconic man who is widely known throughout the world for his acts in the service as a Navy SEAL. He has done many great things in his life, and learning about him has been quite amazing. Chris Kyle is known for not only his service in the Navy SEALs, but also for being a good husband, a cowboy, a loving father, inspirational, and a man who was truly committed to his fellow soldiers. During his time in the Navy, Chris is reported to have about one hundred and sixty confirmed shots, but the accuracy of that number is still unclear. While examining Chris Kyle and his life, one must ask the question: Could that number really be accurate? Chris Kyle, known for his confidence, his caring nature, and his bravery, is a very respectable
Chris McCandless was in his early 20’s, he was the kind of that guy that wanted to learn and experience life without all of the material things. He wanted to be independent from his parents and friends so Chris did something that would be insane for most of us humans but to him, it wasn’t. He went into the wild of Alaska for months, in fact, McCandless even thought he could make it out alive at the end of his journey. As a matter of fact, he was known as being a risk taker and enjoyed being out and about in the nature side of the world. Many would believe that Chris McCandless went into the wild to purposely kill himself; however, I myself believe that McCandless did not do it purposely.
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
Chris McCandless may first be described as a rebel and his inclination to abstain from the family he was brought up with. Krakauer says that he 'believed that wealth was shameful, corrupting, and inherently evil '. Despite that, Chris always liked money. Chris was also a very independent person who had a strong relationship with nature. Chris was also the kind of kid to always get good grades, without even trying to. I think Chris McCandless felt unfufilled in his life of privilege, and wanted to go out and experience life how he wanted to for awhile, and live freely. Chris may even still be alive today, had he been more prepared.
Chris McCandless grew up in Virginia, just west of Washington D.C. There, his parents raised him and supported his studies until he graduated from high school and was accepted at Emory University. McCandless studied hard at Emory, was never seen anywhere other than the library, had top grades, and wrote editorials for the school paper. He was a child full of accomplishments that any parent would have been proud to own. Chris hated that. He hated the thought of his parents, especially his dad, having had near total control over him. He never showed any signs of it, but by the end of college, Chris McCandless was dying to get away.
Chris Kyle is an American legend. Kyle is considered the best sniper to ever be in the American military. He has over 100 confirmed kills throughout his military career as an Navy SEAL sniper. He fought in the ?war against Iraq after joining the Navy in 1999. Kyle retired from the Navy in 2009. He was killed in 2013 by a marine who had PTSD and Kyle was trying to help.
The film American Sniper tells the story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in American history. Kyle was born in raised in Texas, he spent his time traveling in the rodeo circuit as a saddle bronc rider. After the bombing in southwest Africa, Kyle decided to serve his country. Not only did he join the military, he joined the elite Navy SEALS team as sniper. Shortly after completing his SEALS training, Kyle met and married his wife Taya. During his four tours in Iraq, Kyle was credited with more than one and sixty confirmed kills; making him the most deadly sniper in American history. He had two children during the four tours. Each and every tour Kyle did, he became more distant from his family. Kyle felt a need to protect his