In conclusion, McCandless is not a reckless individual who perishes due to arrogance. Instead, he is admirable because his ideals have allowed him to live with true happiness. He waits long years and even breaks his values temporarily in order to achieve his goals. He also endures hunger, exhaustion, and nature’s most challenging hardships to attain his happiness. Chris McCandless does what most people in normal society are too afraid to do. He does everything possible, including giving
Taking a journey into an unknown state can cause many problems, but with no map or proper equipment, more problems arise. In the book Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, Chris wanted to escape reality/society but he went into the adventure blindsided and unprepared. He did many things and didn’t think of his family and friends back home. When Chris left his whole life behind, he did some questionable things that made him a reckless and arrogant person by not being prepared, throwing his life away, and made arrogant errors that caused his death that could have been prevented.
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
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.
The death of Chris McCandless was an extremely controversial subject that involved many different people. The justification of his death can be argued in a way . The most prominent example of his hubris is exemplified in the way he underprepares for his journey. His constant
"I think that Chris McCandless was bright and ignorant at the same time. He had no common sense, and he had no business going to Alaska with his Romantic silliness. He made a lot of mistakes based on ignorance. I don’t admire him at all for his courage nor his noble ideas. 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
Shaun Callarman says that Chris was ignorant and had no common sense, but I think he knew what he was doing the whole time and made his own decision. Into the wild was and fascinating story and it will keep you centered and into it the entire time. Chris McCandless was splendid and insensible and the same time however, he comprehended what he was doing the entire time. He needed to go into the wild and carry on with a free life, he comprehended what he was getting himself into and realized that he would have restricted nourishment. The times he was insensible was the point at which he didn 't have any nourishment and saw an impregnated creature and he was sufficiently benevolent not to kill it but rather he was starving. He wasn 't insane, he simply needed to communicate in a way that nobody could get it. He needed to be unified with nature and perceive how it felt to have a free life and need to pay for little more than it didn 't work out for that long. His guardians were smashed when he
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
In the 19th and 20th century transcendentalism was a new and exciting topic that caused tremendous controversy. In the novel Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, Chris McCandless was a man with a very unique character. In more detailed words Chris McCandless was a transcendentalist. His actions and moods played a big part in his life, from beginning to end. He was a transcendentalist because of his self-reliance, confidence and non-conformity. Even some people thought that McCandless was mentally unstable that was not the case.
Chris McCandless was born in Carthage, South Dakota and raised in a very rich family where he lived until he was around 20 years old. He left South Dakota because all of his family members were trying to make sure that they would gain his respect during which Chris did not like and then left for Alaska. He hated his family for trying to but his respect he soon got so mad that he left for Alaska, where he would soon start a new life in the wild. On His way to Alaska he stopped the car a got his money out of his pocket and burned it and started walking and trying to pick up a ride from anyone who came by. A man driving a large truck came by and pick up the young 20 year old boy the two men started to talk about why he was out there walking the
Matthew Power in The Cult of Chris McCandless points out the "enigma of Chris McCandless" through the themes of "self-invention, risk, and our complex relationship to the natural world while McCandless may have been a visionary man who wished to become one of a higher thinking and knowledge but through the mesh of lies that shield him he is only presented as an "unprepared fool, a greenhorn who had fundamentally misjudged the wilderness he'd wanted so desperately to commune with”. McCandless's hubris was one of the many reasons he did not survive his journey. He was too caught up in the pursuit of a dream that when it came down to acting upon it he was unable to succeed and fell under. There are many ways McCandless could've saved himself and got care and possible survived from his ordeal, one of the more obvious ways was to get up and leave. Some might ask those who envision McCandless as a hero, why didn't he get up and leave? While they may respond with, he was weak and couldn't leave, then why didn't he do it when he realized that he was not eating enough. McCandless's pride and ignorance ultimately showed throughout his life and are causes of his death as a
McCandless exhibits many thoughts of transcendentalism throughout his adventures. The first example is when Chris and his friend would go in the bad part of town and buy food for the homeless. He and his friend Eric Hathaway once told their parents they were going downtown to party, but instead McCandless drove Hathaway and made
Chris McCandless, also known as Alex Supertramp, went into the wild trying to look for an adventure and get away from society. Little did he know,the wild would eventually affect him and cause him death by starvation. Some people admire him while others think he is a reckless idiot. When in the wild, McCandless lived a transcendental life; he burned his money, got rid of his ID, and abandoned anything else he had in an embankment. Chris McCandless lived a transcendental life while in the wilderness and people view this experience differently.
Christopher Johnson McCandless is a person one cannot forget after hearing about his unique adventure into the wild. After Christopher graduating from high school he did no take the usual path as a teenager would. He decided to take his savings and donate in to a charity. Then take the rest of his money burn it and leave the rest of his belongs in his car. Then from that moment his wild adventure into the wild began. Christopher was not your average person at all. His ways of processing, accomplishing, and analyzing situations and life was very risky. Since Chris was a far different person than your average human being. He had many different characteristics to himself. McCandless’ non-traditional views of life led him to misjudge the outcome