I find this passage to be significant because he refered himself as Chris McCandless rather than the invented identity he was using during his trip. I think McCandless decided to use his real name because he knew that his “Alexander Supertramp” life was over, and the only way for people who rescue him was to know his real name. Though, when McCandless was writing it, he was not expecting anyone to see this note and come to rescue him because he knew that he was the only person on the mountain. However, I think that it is ironic how Chris McCandless still went outside the bus to collect some berries when he was injured in critical condition.
In Fact Chris never gave up on his goal, as noted on Page 75 in the book Krakauer tells us “Chris cheerfully announced that he had “Recast” his goals and next intended to walk around the world living out of his backpack.” Ever since he had everything handed to him, he always wanted to live somewhere where he could find truth. In all honesty, Chris gave people gifts, in the book it says, “Alex insisted on giving Gallien all he had, and that if he didn’t accept it he would throw it away. ”(Krakauer 3) Chris felt that anything that he got from his past life would just be a distraction and he did not really need it. Lastly getting along with people, never giving up on his goal, and giving people gifts are reasons why being faithful kept Chris McCandless going on with his Journey till it led to his
Chris McCandless was a young man who left society behind entirely to fulfill his dream of the Alaskan adventure and escape the reality of life. After burning the last of his money and changing his name to Alexander Supertramp, McCandless migrated throughout the states and unfortunately was immensely unprepared for his journey; he only carried a ten-pound bag of rice, a small rifle, and a tattered road map. Consequently, McCandless dies due to his overconfidence and unpreparedness, which in turn makes everyone curious as to why he embarked on a journey while being so vulnerable. Arguably, Chris McCandless was a noble idealist who wanted abandonment from the falsehood of society and a feel of what nature could give. Chris McCandless wanted
” ” Instead of being distraught over this turn of events, moreover, McCandless was exhilarated. He saw the flash flood as an opportunity it shed unnecessary baggage. He concealed the car as best he could beneath a brown tarp, stripped it of its Virginia plates and hid them”-29. Nobody would
Donna, Jenny, and I found a campsite to forage from. We had just ran out of gas so we left the car behind and walked. We found 3 old, rusty trailers(This is sensory detail and coordinating adjective) and a shaded porch! We might’ve just found the strand of hope we needed!
They all had created what they thought was their own habitat and where they would live for the rest of their lives which they thought was a world that never died off so they were unstoppable when one day the green dragon tripped over his grass land onto the blue dragons sea. Once he has woken, he realized the dirt was no longer on his feet and that he had landed in the water. That is not all that he noticed he seen that there were some trees growing on the land that the water surrounded. So these two dragons realized they could mix their land and live together for eternity, and so they did. But little did they know that the other two dragons decided to try and do the exact same thing they did.
This action was important because it showed that the bushmen hunted only out of necessity and never for fun or sport. The bushmen also seemed content with their lives despite our judgment on the life of the tribes ,etc. The bushmen seemed to have nothing such as private or personal property and they shared their food with everyone. This situation changed suddenly after they discovered what they called “gift from the gods” which was a empty coke bottle.
Imagine you are a twelve-year-old and you are on a deserted island with a bunch of kids your age, you have great ideas but because you are not big and strong no one listens that is exactly how the character Piggy felt. First, Piggy has no qualities that kids stranded on a deserted island view as useful. Secondly, all of the character, with the exception of Piggy, adhere the principal of survival of the fittest in order to survive. Finally, Piggy is used as a symbol to demonstrate the idea that humanity is reliant on power to escalate their country instead of trying to advance their country through science and mathematics. The character Piggy is part of a broader spectrum that one might not pick up on the first read of the novel.
I went right to my place speechless and was staying there staring at one point in the ground thinking “Why?” It was the right time that could turn to be a milestone for me. Everything was like it should be but the only problem was me. All the moments during those years swimming passed through my mind. I have been swimming since I was 10.
Shipwrecked survival If you were stranded on a island alone and and had a backpack with 4 things in it and you got to pick those 4 things what would they be ? Well I can tell you right now it would not be hard for me to survive at all. My 4 things would be a .44 magnum pistol with a 9 inch barrell, a box of A bucket of the 294 bullets, an axe , and A pot. I would bring my gun and my box of shells mostly for food and protection. Really you never know what could be lurking on a island.
The second thing I learned about myself is that I can do anything if I am determined to do it. For years, Cory was on and off a ton of pills, and had no real drive to change his life. But when Cory made a change, which was going to Salt Lake City, he gained the courage to turn his life around. He told his mind he was going to change and he did. This showed that no medicine or other person can really change you, it is you that has to put your mind to it if you really want to meet your standards.
It wasn’t doing much, sense all it was is a small pocket knife, so it wouldn’t do much. Next thing I know *POW* I with little control, shot the wild beast in the head. It was for our own survival, so, I didn’t feel to terrible. So after a while, we set up a fire, skinned the beast, cut the bones clean, and CUT IT’S HEAD OFF FOR A TROPHY. Since I was carrying all of SANS’s and my stuff (that didn’t fit in our pocket) in my bag, and Sunnshine was carrying the firewood on her back, so SANS tied my trophy to his back with some spare rope we
One of my favorite examples of being courageous is the story of David and Goliath from the Bible. The story says that David was only a young shepherd boy who had no military training whatsoever and went up to Goliath, who was considered a giant of his time and the best Philistine warrior, with only five smooth pebbles and a sling. David also went up to the Philistine with the courage that God would help protect himself against Goliath. When David stopped, he confronted Goliath then slung one pebble at Goliath, sinking it deep into Goliath’s forehead, which knocked him out, and then he killed him and chopped off his head.
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.
Some people believe that Chris McCandless was stupid and crazy but those people are wrong. Chris is Courageous and noble for going out into the wilderness like this without money or loved ones. When Chris McCandless decided to go off on his own and live of the land, This took a lot of guts and courage, especially when he did it without a car or supplies. Some rangers found McCandless’ yellow datsun, full of supplies, and it had a note taped to it that said ”This peice of shit has been abandoned. Whoever can get it out of here can have it.”