Into the Wild is a film by Sean Penn that talks about the journey Chris decided to take, leaving behind his parents and his dreams. He graduated from Emory University as a top student/athlete only to decide he was tired of everything and decided to embark in a journey into the Alaskan wilderness. Christopher McCandless decided to leave behind the american dream in seek of a life full of freedom. As Shaun Callarman stated “ I think 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.
Throughout the novel, he is very consistent in stating that he understands McCandless. "...like Chris McCandless, I was a raw youth who mistook passion for insight and acted according to an obscure, gap-ridden logic" (p 159). Krakauer was a mountain climber and traveled the same path McCandless did in Alaska. He may have seen some of himself inside the young boy, sparking some type of sympathy in him.
Chris McCandless might be courageous but he is also Adventurous. This is why I think Chris McCandless is Adventurous. Chris´ whole story is about him being adventurous and wanting to live his dream going north to Alaska. If
That is why when ever he seemed to have fallen in love with a place he is visiting; It seemed it made him quicker to leave. Books such as Into The wild have greatly inspiring stories that draw people to discover different parts of the story. such as why they are doing exactly what they are doing. This leads to questions such as the means of Chris going into the wild even though he knew the dangers. Some people will argue that he was brought to his death because he thought of himself as better than he truly was, or that he had a desire to live life on the edge at all times.
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. If you can't tell Chris McCandless was one of these sensation-seekers. Ever since Chris was little he had shown much interest in nature and wanting to be independent, but that wasn't the only thing he showed interest in. Westerberg said that him and Chris "talked about books for hours...
Franz had asked Chris to be his grandson but Chris rejected him in the nicest way possible. But still Franz took Chris’s advice about doing something bigger with his life. Franz said “when Alex left for Alaska… I prayed. I asked God to keep his finger on the shoulder of that one; I told him that boy was special. But he let Alex die.
“Into the Wild,” contains the story of Christopher Johnson McCandless, an adventurous young man who perished in the Alaskan brush. His story has captured the imaginations of people across the world, perhaps none more so than that of his biographer, Jon Krakauer. Krakauer sees McCandless as an adventurous, possibly brilliant young man who left civilization in search of the greater meaning of life. In the author 's note Krakauer makes it clear that he won 't be an “impartial biographer,” the story is too personal. The similarities between Krakauer and McCandless are difficult to ignore.
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.
(154). Nick leaving the East to travel back to the Middle West indicates his, “Return.” After his journey to find success in the East, the hero returns home, fully transformed. According to Joseph Campbell’s ideas, Nick Carraway accurately represents a monomyth hero.
Hamlet has just learned that Fortinbras, King of Norway, has decided to embark on a mission to take over a patch of meaningless land for the sake of honor. This final soliloquy shows, for the first time, a determined, blood thirsty Hamlet. Hamlet speaks about life, again, but this time he is more optimistic about it than in his previous soliloquy. Hamlet realizes that God has given Man the gift of “godlike reason” and capabilities, yet acknowledges that they are useless if they are not put to use. (4.4.40) Hamlet states he has the “cause, will, strength, and means to do it [take his revenge],” but has not yet taken his revenge, implying that Hamlet feels like he can succeed in his plot, but more profoundly, cannot morally or physically do it.
But, most of all I would like to know what exactly was he thinking when he first started traveling. I specially would not judge him because one does not know what exactly has one lived. So after all I don’t think I would have overreacted if I encounter him I would just like to comprehend his point of the Alaskan Odyssey. In conclusion, Chris McCandless changed many life’s
Christopher McCandless , son of wealthy parents name Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt, graduates from Emory University as a top student and athlete. Chris McCandless is smart from coming from a intelligent home but show is ignorance by leaving and doing what he want to do. Like when he started from El Segundo , CA and wanted to travel to Alaska without money and even his own social security card which was a wild bet for him to make. But for Shaun analysis about how Chris is arrogance and plain crazy i disagree. Because if he want to go struggle and see how it feels to go into the wild i say let him.
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better”-Albert Einstein. Chris McCandless had to find out who he truly was as an individual by leaping out into the wild and isolating himself. The inspirations of Jack London, Henry David Thoreau and Leo Tolstoy guided Chris into the wild of the unknown to search for true bliss and meaning to his life. He believed that that in order to be one with oneself you must remove yourself out of society and push yourself physically and mentally to take in and comprehend the fullest understanding of life. Chris grew up never worrying about money, easily relating to Tolstoy in the sense of their family being well supported.
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.
Throughout history, great men and women have been willing to die for a cause they believed in. Society often holds these people up as heroes, role models to be celebrated by the following generations. In his novel Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer makes the argument that Chris McCandless deserves to recognized as one of these heroes. Into the Wild tells the story of Chris’s life and ultimately his death in the Alaskan frontier, following him from his disappearance after college graduation to the eventual discovery of his remains two years later. Although Krakauer portrays Chris as a noble young man on an inspirational quest, in reality Chris’s journey reveals an out-of-touch young man who naively followed the ideals of his favorite authors.