We have all made mistakes, for some they are small mistakes that do not impact anyone. For others, they are of mammoth proportions and have a preponderant impact on how people think, or say about them. In the book Into the Wild it tells about the journey of Chris McCandless who died in the Alaskan wilderness. Chris McCandless was definitely one of these people who made a big mistake. People around the globe have mixed feelings about this twentieth century adventurer. Some view him as a hero whose ideals should be embraced, while others see him as an arrogant, stubborn, and reckless vagabond whose dreams led to his demise. With numerous opinions about who he was, it is up to the reader to choose their ideas of who he was. To me and many others …show more content…
Above all Chris McCandless was an arrogant man. He refused many offers of help he got under the ground of that it was cheating. His arrogance led to him taking unnecessary risks which led to him encountering many hapless events. A quote from Into the Wild, his sister Carine said, “ Chris didn’t think twice about risking his own life, but he never would have put Buckley in any kind of danger (Krakauer 128). This really shows that without a person to keep a handle on him, to give him a conscience about what he was putting himself into, he was really the only one credible for his ultimate demise. There were many people he met who tried to talk Chris out of it but since it was just him he never really listened. Shaun Callarman is just one of many people who agree with my ideas of who Chris really was. Shaun says, “I think that Chris McCandless was bright and ignorant at the same time. He had no common sense, …show more content…
Chris lived in a way most of us will never get to experience. He lived his life to the fullest, and more importantly he lived the way he wanted to. This alone should be some solace to his family. Really Chris was a nice person who people loved to be around. Just talking to him for a little while would show this. In Into the Wild it says, “ The more they talked, the less Alex struck Gallien as a nutcase” (Krakauer 6). This really shows that Alex, or Chris, was a bright person who, on the outside looked like a strange vagabond was really a well educated person. More important, however, is the fact that Chris had a positive impact on everyone he met. A prime example of this would be another traveler he met named Jan Burres. In the book said, “ We got to talking. He was a nice kid” (Krakauer 22). Jan also said, “ He was a really good kid. We thought the world of him” (Krakauer 23). If Chris could earn the respect and love of people who he had just met, this shows a lot about his character and who he was. However let us not forget the fact of the kind of person he was on the inside. On the inside he was like a raging bull whose anger was focused mainly at his parents. Chris McCandless was a man of many faces. One face he showed only to himself while he was in the wild, the other to the complete strangers that he had just met. The final face is the face who he showed
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May people in this world are trying to pursuit their dreams, One person's particular is Christopher McCandless who decided to live out in the wilderness. He was a young man who was will educated and graduated from college in 1990’s. In the article “ Death of an Innocent ” By Jon Krakauer tells us about his journey and how he tried to serviced out in the wilderness. The movie “Into the wild” it explains his hole life style and how he decided to go out into the wilderness. I believe McCandless is a fool because he worked to hard to get to here he was at in life just to go out into the wilderness.
"I think that Chris McCandless was bright and ignorant at the same time. He had no common sense, and he had no business going to Alaska with his Romantic silliness. He made a lot of mistakes based on ignorance. I don’t admire him at all for his courage nor his noble ideas. Really, I think he was just plain crazy."
Chris McCandless was selfish. He threw away his support system, undervaluing the importance of family, friends, community and the sacrifice they all put forth to make sure he was wanting for nothing. McCandless was uncompromising and inconsiderate of how difficult it was for his parents to provide him the best lift they know how to give. They were not perfect but made mistake and like a spoiled child he was unforgiving to their feelings along with many others along his journey of self discovery. Chris was incredibly selfish and immature by using every person along his way for his own personal goals to gain fulfill motives and to prove he was above the ideals of all of us ordinarily that work hard, follow rules, educate ourselves, live with
Imagine spending many of your young adult years alone in the wild, not connected to anyone and having not spoken to your family in years. Chris McCandless was a young man who set about his life in the only way he believed was right. He was an extremist idealist. McCandless believed life was spent best alone with nature and he took these beliefs to the extreme. Chris McCandless wanted to get the most out of every situation and never doubted himself and his abilities, which is what led him to be such an extremist.
The Ignorance of Chris McCandless One day Chris McCandless decided to forget his whole present life and throw it all away. I don’t see how he could be so comfortable running away into the wilderness in Alaska. I think he already had a good life and could of had a better life. Chris was a young educated man who graduated from Wilbert Tucker High School and Emory University. I think his main reason for deciding to leave was because of the way his parents treated him.
While looking into McCandless’s Alaskan experience, it is clear that he entered unprepared. It is still unclear whether McCandless should be solely looked down upon because of this mistake. Carol Burbank proposes to look at McCandless in a different perspective. She focuses on leadership and the possible leadership qualities McCandless may possess. Burbank seems to have a view that is in between the extremes.
Although many people think that Chris McCandless went into the wild due to literacy influences, the real reasons behind his actions were due to family problems and his risk-taking tendencies. The biggest reason that Chris McCandless left
Christopher McCandless’s was a young wise man and stubborn guy that was intelligent he knew the right answers to respond which got himself out of things but also got himself into difficult situations that were not processed right. McCandless was raised in a upper middle class family in Annandale Virginia by parents Walt and Billie. He had eight siblings which one he was super close to named Carine and the rest were half siblings from his dads first marriage. Growing up Chris had a rough childhood with his parents problems and the affairs they had. McCandless would question himself why people would treat each other bad he would try to make a sense of the world.
Even some people thought that McCandless was mentally unstable that was not the case. To begin with, Chris McCandless’ self-reliance embodies him because of his need to live off nature. On his journey into the wild, Chris relied on himself and nature to survive. He was disciplined when it came to what he needed, and didn’t have to communicate with others all the time. In the
With this action Chris showed he would drive from all he knew and denounce his name to be happy. The people he meet can see his free spirit and happiness because of this and how he presents himself. They can see he won't let things material of emotional get in the way of his happiness, and they admire that in him. Even with all the knowledge and air of sophistication Chris is still very navie. Chris, dumb genious, happily depressed, or wisely naive whatever you view him to be he was loved by all without waver.
What could possibly be going through a young man’s mind, when he makes the decision to hitchhike to Alaska and live off of the land after just graduating from college? This is the question that many people have asked themselves after hearing about Chris McCandless’s story. Chris McCandless was a very smart yet simple man. He graduated with a degree from Emory University however that wasn’t quite enough to satisfy Chris, he needed something more. But why was “more” going into the wild with no knowledge on how to survive there, why did it take such a drastic measure for Chris, and why did he do it?
Into the wild, is a book by Jon Krakauer that later got turned into a film by Sean Penn, it follows the life of Christopher McCandless, who graduated from Emory University as a top student and athlete with wealthy pushing parents. Instead of continuing his life as a working man of society and taking his offers at top law schools, he decides to ultimately completely disconnect himself from society and instead tries to find his own meaning of life in the wild. Shaun Callarman says “ I think that Chris McCandless was bright and ignorant at the same time.” and i really agree with him on that because even though he left his college a top student the way he wanted to completely disconnect himself the way he did was ignorant. Not only that In the movie it clearly shows that even though he didn't want to connect with people on his journey to alaska he did, I think that if he wouldn't have been so set on being alone and not being attached to others he wouldn't have died the way he did.
Into The Wild portrays a man who went on a fatal unforgettable journey through the alaska wilderness. Chris McCandless was a man with great courage and the ability to live on his own made him more of a hero going on his fatal journey. Many would say he was foolish or not thinking right, but that is not the case. The case here is simply a man with courage wanting to fulfill is beliefs through his journey. One may ask what is courage.
He made a lot of mistakes based on arrogance. I don’t admire him at all for his courage nor his noble ideas. Really, I think he was just plain crazy,” shows that Shaun believes Chris had no common sense in his doing for leaving society for the wild. I agree with Callarman’s position of thinking “ he had no common sense” and that he was “bright and Ignorant” because Chris thinks he did not have much to offer in his society, ditched all his possessions to take a trip into the Alaskan Wilderness and did not have much common sense or survival skills. Chris McCandless was very courageous for ditching all his possessions to take a trip in the wilderness.