For this reason, McCandless traveled with little effects. In addition, McCandless thought he could found the solution to his frustration with the adultery of his father, and found the true happiness for his life through escaping into the wild. Chris McCandless endangered his life many times in this adventure, and perhaps he was trying to find the happiness of the life through risking his life. He highlighted passages that he felt a strong connection to. McCandless highlighted one of the passage in the book “Family Happiness” by Leo Tolstoy.
He wanted to go in there without really anything so that he can make things that were in the nature. “Chris didn’t think twice about risking his own life…”(Carine McCandless 128). I absolutely think that this quote about Chris is very true because he was so into finding new adventures to take, to enjoy and be happy with
While his uncle was alive, he helped Salva do everything throughout the journey. Even when he died nobody forgot him and Salva’s memory of his loving uncle gave him the strength to finish the journey. Food and water was the most important factor that led to his survival. He knew that there was barely any water in the desert and that it was hard to find food which taught him to treasure everything he was given. Throughout the book we are led to believe that Salva’s parents and siblings had passed away but he never lost hope that they were still alive.
Some would say “Life on the road is suited for everyone”, others such as for myself, would disagree. Life on the road is not suited for everyone, because not everyone can throw away their normal life and go on the road or the wilderness and survive like Chris McCandless. Some would think, Chris McCandless, was on a suicide mission but he was only following his dreams and he actually did, unlike many people. Chris McCandless inspired so many people to move out, leave their old lives, and have a fresh start at their life. Chris McCandless was a independent person and he was trying to get away from civilization because he felt like he never fit into it.
By way of example, when Paine is talking about a tori and patriotic father “finished with this unfatherly expression ‘Well! Give me peace in my day…’ and a generous parent should have said ‘If there must be trouble let it be in my day; that my child may have peace’ and this single reflection, well applied, is sufficient enough to awaken every man to duty” (Paine 109). Notably, Paine is using their children as a reason to continue the war so they do not have to fight in one in the future. Furthermore Paine then
One notable thing about Christopher Johnson McCandless was that he never gave up on what he loved doing. For example on chapter 1, Gallien states “ he wouldn’t give an inch. He had an answer for everything I threw at him.“ This is a clear example of how Chris McCandless never gave up on the goals he set for himself. Another example to support this claim is found in chapter three. Westerberg states that
McCandless’s self-reliance is a big part of identifying him as transcendentalist. In the short story, “Death of an Innocent”, Chris says, “I've decided that I'm going to live this life for some time to come. The freedom and simple beauty of it is just too good to pass up.” McCandless feels that life should not be wasted doing what you do not love, and shows this by traveling and living off the land every chance he gets. Transcendentalists take in all of what nature has to give them by becoming one with it; like McCandless does throughout the story. By relying on himself instead of others, Chris managed to embody one of the most important pillars of transcendentalism; to only focus on what he needs, not on what society tells him is
Odysseus’s journey may seem like it has nothing in common with yours; however, you both have faced many obstacles on your journeys home. Odysseus pines to go home to reunite with his family. This is Odysseus’s one goal, and because he never looses site of his goal, he eventually returns back to his home, Ithaca. I feel like once we find your main goal, you will be on the track to getting back home. Looking at some of Odysseus’s obstacles and how he overcame them with his strong goal of getting home may inspire you to start thinking about getting to a place you call home in a different
One reason for this is, “If I could read and write, I would help you become smarter Laddy.” Another reason why Tam Lin is a good guy is when He takes him out to the field and wants to have fun and talk to Matt about some things. The last reason why I think Tam Lin was a good guy is that he cared for Matt when other people like El Patron didn’t want anything to do with him. That’s why I think Tam Lin is a great guy and meant to bring no harm to the world. I think of the book was going to go on, I think Matt would risk himself to free all the eejits because he seems like he really wants them free. I think he would succeed then someone would find something to do with them.
Honor is assumed to mean loyalty to one’s moral principles. The amount of someone’s honor is reliant on on the tenure of a sum of other virtues, such as honesty, duty, courage and patriarchy. However, the main character, as honorable as he was once shown to be, deserts his army to seek his love interest. He feels remorse at this fact because he could have stayed and fought with his country, but it wasn’t what he wanted to do. He felt as if honor wasn’t part of who he was, and instead chose what would make him happier, running away to Catherine.