Burris even gave McCandless supplies which included: some knifes, “long underwear and other warm clothing she thought he’d need in Alaska” (Krakauer 46). Even getting him to accept this was a troublesome battle. Some readers may interpret this as Chris being extraordinarily selfish and inconsiderate, however, others might see his reaction as a side effect of the defenses he has constructed to safeguard his heart. Chris refused help even when it would most definitely benefit
While on a hunting journey, a moose hunter finds his body a few years later. Although some may disagree, Alex was indeed hubris due to his traveling into the wild unprepared; insisting on not having any parents; and knowing that he could accomplish things simply. Alex traveled into the wild very unprepared. He is a wealthy young man who knows nothing about the wilderness and yet he wanders in there without anything to help him. All he has with him is a ten pound bag of rice, non waterproof hiking boots, and a rifle too small to kill anything.
On April 28, 1992 McCandless hitchhiked to the Stampede Trail in Alaska starting down the snow covered trail with only 10 pounds of rice, a 22 caliber rifle, a camera and a guide on edible plants. It has been documented that a friend offered to buy him more suitable clothing and some better suited supplies but he refused to accept the offer. McCandless may had wanted to test himself but it is somewhat foolish to venture out in the wilderness so ill equipped with little to no experience on survival in the Alaskan wilderness. As a minimum he should of brought enough food and clothing to sustain him until he could develop the skills he needed to survive in such a harsh environment. Craig Medred a columnist for the Anchorage Daily News best summed it up when he stated “Into the Wild is a misrepresentation, a sham, a fraud.
Similarly to McCandless, a man named Gene Rosellini went out into the Alaskan wilderness in order to find out whether or not humans could defeat nature. Although he survived for ten years, he ultimately concludes that man cannot live off the land. Later on he decides to travel around the world, but kills himself. Another man who died because of his failure to prepare himself was named Carl McCunn. He had arranged to fly out near the Coleen River, but forgot to arrange a flight back.
“Only two. And they’ve gone.” When Ralph gives him the answer he is not telling the full truth, there were more than two boys that were killed. It is possible that Ralph did not mention the others because he was embarrassed of what they have become on the island. “Ralph nodded” Ralph is not answering the officer in words; he is just doing actions to show that he heard and understood the question.
He was not only careless with the feelings of others, but also with his well being. He didn’t seem to know what would be awaiting him in the wild because he didn’t bring many supplies or do too much to prepare, which is what set him apart from a typical adventurer. Chris McCandless was an ignorant narcissist, which was made clear through his recklessness. Chris’s narcissism was shown through his inconsideration for how others around him were
Sometimes when there are too many bad it out weighs the good. Columbus could’ve found other ways to prove his point. He didn’t formulate an agreement that would work for his ‘scheme’ with the Tainos. Instead he just drove his way through not recognizing the people as the natural inhabitants. Some individuals say that the Tainos knew of other kidnapping amongst tribes but didn’t realize that tribal warfare was very limited.
Steve wants to be in hiding and be divulged in his identity. Alex made clear for everyone who watches his documentary, that Steve’s life would never be the same until the media and fans apologized for what they did to Steve. There is a quote in the documentary stated by Alex Gibney, “There were a lot of fans that were being pretty unfair
THANK YOU.” (198) Chris McCandless was alone. For 144 days he had persevered in the harsh Alaskan wilderness, and now he lay starving in the sleeping bag his mother sewed for him years before, taking his final breath. The journey he took to get to this final resting place was winding and northbound, and the song “Guaranteed” by Eddie Vedder is a homage to the dying moments of Chris McCandless through sweeping musical elements, lyrics and literary
There is a saying in Africa, “Don’t make decisions about us, without us!” Andrew Jackson did not talk to the Indians before he made a bad decision which cost the lives of 4,000 Indians and dislocated 46,000 others. At the same time, the settlers weren’t happy with the Indian Removal Act process, it was too slow for them. “The policy was enacted with remarkable speed, but not fast enough to satisfy whites in the South and Southwest.” (p.331) Jackson's Democracy was always cast for the benefit of white men, it didn't even include white
But I don’t understand sending yourself into a suicide mission, I don’t agree with some of the choices he made. I think he could have gotten the same benefits from his journeys even if he took more precautions and allowed a little
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
Though many blame out of town officials, such as Danforth and Hale, they were not exposed to the potentially infected rye crop. Rather, they seemed to be the least symptomatic of all. Although they gained power because of the paranoia, they could not be at fault. In addition, Abigail cannot be held responsible. She had vivid and
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.”