Krakauer’s anecdote illustrates how he was drawn to the story of Mccandless and how Chris’s actions, thoughts, and mental processes came naturally. He informs us of the inevitable accidents that can occur while hiking the wilderness, as well as his own mindset during his similarly troubled, youthful years. Krakauer went through similar mental growth as Chris, but had the fortune of surviving where Chris did not. Unlike McCandless, he didn’t have a single minded focus of living an idealistic life inspired by a great such as Jack London or Thoreau, but Krakauer did yearn for something larger than himself. Both he and Chris shared the desire of personal morality.
He wrote to a friend saying, “Once you have become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty.” Chris was not just your average vagabond who didn’t know what he was doing or the dangers that lay ahead of him. He spent two years on the road learning and experiencing new things, finding out his strengths and weaknesses. He prepared every day leading up to his journey into the wild. The man who gave his a ride into town said that, “Alex said he wanted to go out to the university to study up on what kind of plants he could eat.” So you see, he did not underestimate the treachery of the wild, but instead did everything in his power to prepare for it. A mad man would not do as
This proves that David (a small boy) was brave enough to face a rampaging giant. This also proves that Casey was able to stand up and triumph for his team. Strangely and Coincidentally, both of these figures happen to be using lethal weapons. In David and Goliath, David uses a slingshot to defeat Goliath. But, Casey uses a baseball bat to attempt a home run.
Before and during his journey he read books by men who heavily focused their lives on philosophy, even their stories carried out their messages of their philosophy on life; which I’m sure influenced, if not, inspired Chris to seek out these philosophies first hand to experience himself. Leo Tolstoy rejected his inherited and earned wealth, similar to how Chris decided to leave a very abundant wealthy life that was in the grasp of his fingers. Ralph Waldo Emerson was a very bright man, who could’ve made such a
It has been out there, waiting for all of us to discover, appreciate and to enjoy. Cash changed the way people saw not only the country genera but many others, some may say he even saved country music, he did not create it, but he made people love it once again. Throughout his life Cash had many qualities that influenced the way he lived and his times. The fact he wrote his own songs should say a lot about his creative side. “The Cash Cabin is decorated with engaging heirlooms, including a hand draw poster on how to play ‘I Walk the Line’ on guitar, given to John Carter Cash as a child
But on the way Magnus asked," Randolph what he meant about his dad", Randolph replied,"I think your dad was a Norse God you know the ones that people always told their children just as bedtime stories. I think they were real but I 'm trying to figure that out." Magnus thought about this the whole time through the car ride to the river these very words were engraved in his head he could not stop thinking about them. Next I will talk about the river there was a big incident
Christopher McCandless’ Ride Into the Wild, a book by Jon Krakauer and a film by Sean Penn, is about the journey of Christopher McCandless. He was the son of wealthy parents, Billie and Walt McCandless, who graduates from Emory University as a top student and athlete. He also had a younger sister, Carine McCandless. However, instead of embarking on a more respected and profitable career, he chose to give his savings to charity, rid himself of his possessions, and set out on a journey into the Alaskan wilderness. Christopher McCandless was looking to find himself as to who he really was.
More than anything Patton wanted to do well at West Point. He spent many hours studying and even sometimes got up before dawn to study even more. It was hard for Patton to watch other students study less and do better than he did. His superiors did appreciate however his drive to succeed and his performance during drills. With that, they gave him permission to repeat his first year over again.
You don’t even understand the game at all.” The kid replied with a fierce tone which really showed all the anger. “It’s so easy, anybody can play it,” the kid sayed with confidence. “I want to see you play it,” the kid argued. “Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical!” said Yogi Berra, who is a Hall of Fame member. The game of baseball is thought to be a slow pace game, but nobody realizes what is going through the player’s heads.
First home run Crack! The ball flew off the bat and went as high as a bird in the sky. Aaron is a young 11 year old boy who loves playing baseball whenever he can. Every Time that he would step up to the plate he was always swing for the fence and dreamed about hitting the ball over and seeing all the fans cheer as he rounded the bases. All of times Aaron had played he never had home run but was always close sometimes hitting the wall just short of the ball going over it: but today that was about to change.