“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
"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”- Henry David Thoreau. Transcendentalism is an American philosophy that revolves around self-reliance and independence, commonly in nature, a Transcendentalist wants to find the true meaning in life. I believe that Chris McCandless was a Transcendentalist because he was able to leave his whole life behind and take on a minimalist lifestyle while having a strong relationship with god. However, I believe that I am not a Transcendentalist, but simply an adventurer.
As evident by this quotation by Thoreau, his motives purely consist of living in the idealistic states of nature rather than that of “civilization”. Thoreau also stated, “I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life…”- (taken from Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden”). Thoreau, in this statement shows that he is completely self reliant in the sense that he alone went out to nature to reap what he could and survive by his merits alone, sustaining himself only on what nature had to offer. While conversely McCandless could only survive with a
Ivan and Chris were completely different people one was a formalist and the other was a maverick, but in the end it didn 't matter how different they were because they found true happiness in death. Ivan constantly tried to conform to society and its laws. Ivan subconsciously wanted to be an individual but he constantly suppressed those urges to fit in. He wanted to follow the path that society lead him on.
Looking back, James wishes he would have done the same thing as Gerald. He made it far in life, but in his mind he was still a cog just like everyone else. The author used symbolism to prove that he reward of following dreams is worth the
Turner guarantees that moving into the Wilderness figuratively "peels off the pieces of clothing of development and exhibits him in the chasing shirt and the sandal. " While this statement clearly isn 't intended to be taken truly, it shows his contemplations on the frontiersmen. He holds Native Americans as on the contrary range of progress as Europeans and American pioneers. Moreover, he guarantees the boondocks is "the gathering point amongst viciousness and progress" which diminishes Native Americans to unrefined savages who are just piece of the wild.
What happened instead was that McCandless died at an early age, whilst Krakauer barely made it to tell the tale; proving nothing of value came from their journeys. While life on the road can offer solace to individuals who have struggled in their lives, it is unfathomable to think that the wilderness will offer them any embrace to their ambitions; therefore it should not be pursued as it leads to family issues and ignorant behavior. Life on the road can provide one with a sense of independence from the confines of society. For example, Chris McCandless decided to escape the societal
Mr. P advises Junior to have perseverance so, he should never give up on his hope of becoming better. Mr. P believes hope leads to greater things, a better future. Therefore, he wants Junior to have hope and leave the reservation for the greater thing, a better future. Another example is Junior's experience at Reardan. For instance, while Roger is making inappropriate comments, Junior decides to defend Indians, black people, and buffalo, so “he punched Roger in the face”(Alexie 65).
pt Many people enjoy calmness. They don’t relish the thought of going on an adventure, they would rather do what is expected of them. Although, Miles “Pudge” Halter was boring, he had his mind set on leaving the expectations and starting his own journey. Pudge’s obsession with famous last words drove him to seek the last words of Francois Rabelais “I go to see the Great Perhaps” Which meant to leave your comfort zone. These last words began Pudge journey to the unbalanced yet adventurous environment that is Culver Creek boarding school.
Transcendentalism was an era of Philosophical and religious and literary movement in the nineteenth century in England. The transcendentalism theme was started back in the nineteenth century an still carrys into todays every day life in books,songs and movies. One of the transcendentalist themes that they focused on was individuality. This theme focuses on being yourself and being confident in yourself. Some of the people still using the this transcendentalism theme are Caskey with the song “Tats on my neck”,”Mr.misunderstood” by Eric church and the movie Simon burch.
13. The author’s views towards the subject are understanding, and appreciative for what Chris McCandless had done. The author could relate to Chris’s story as he had his own experiences hiking alone in the wild with no way of getting help. “I would go to Alaska, ski inland from the sea across thirty miles of glacial ice, and ascend this mighty nordwand. I decided, moreover, to do it alone.”
In into the wild by Jon Krakauer christopher mccandless had abandoned his old life and started a new life as Alex. He ventured all the way to alaska and had eventually died their. Christopher Mccandless was inspired by Henry David Thoreau a lot and did some of the things that henry did in his life when he went into the wilderness himself.. Mccandless tried to live without modern day technology,and he didn’t ever let society tell him what he needs to do. Chris actually took one of henry’s book with him when he went to alaska.
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer is a biography that follows Chris McCandless and his journey through the wilderness while finding himself along the way. Chris McCandless died in the August of 1992 after a four month journey through places like Mexico and Alaska. Krakauer investigates his actions and analyzes his identity after his death, trying to find meaning within his seemingly unnecessary expedition. Chris McCandless constructs his personal identity as a man who wanted to be challenged and inspired by his actions and interests with people he met on the road, and his beliefs and values as a stubborn person. Chris McCandless’s actions are unusual in many ways; for one, he graduates college with honors, but instead of pursuing a career,
Numerous People state that Chris McCandless was a very thoughtless individual who made crazy decisions after graduating college. Yet many people found his actions to be inspiring as he risked his life to flee the hectic world that surrounded him. As Chris was raised in a perfect environment, living in wealthy middle-class, His relationship with his parents was very degenerating especially towards his father after he found out his dad cheated on his mother when he was younger. This ultimately led Chris to begin his trip to Alaska so he can find his true-self and to live life how it's meant to be lived.
In the biography of Christopher McCandless, Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer writes “It’s not always necessary to be strong, but to feel strong.” Christopher McCandless’s journey was one of a courageous and brave young man that went Into the Wild. McCandless chose to abandon the material things that society believes are needed to survive and even though his dream was viewed as unrealistic, McCandless followed it. “I'm going to paraphrase Thoreau here... rather than love, than money, than faith, than fame, than fairness... give me truth. “ A quote Chris McCandless wrote in his journal.