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.”
Into the wild is a book written by Jon Krakauer. There is also a movie directed by sean penn. The main character is chris mccandless. He goes on a fool's trip running away from society and ended up dead in alaska. Shaun callarman says he was bright and ignorant at the same time.
In the beginning of the book, Christopher McCandless is graduating college. Before he took his journey to Alaska, he and his family went out to eat. He excites his parents when he tells them if he has good enough grades, he can get accepted into Harvard law. After having dinner with his family, he goes back to his apartment, trashes everything he owns, and unwisely prepares for his journey. In my perspective, I believe McCandless was inconsiderate and an idiot for his actions.
Both Chris McCandless and Ralph Waldo Emerson are against modern society’s way of living and believe one should live their life in a non-conformist lifestyle driven by the awe of nature. Emerson wrote an essay called “Nature”. There he talked about the relationship one should have to God through nature, and was a popular role model of the transcendentalist movement. Emerson was anti-governmental, believing one cannot own nature or the land. He also writes about how he feels welcomed in nature, more so than he does in a village or society, favoring the natural land over the land humans created.
Chris McCandless was someone who didn’t believe in having money, and items that were materialistic. He was considered an idealist because he didn’t put judgement on people based on how they look, he did it based on his personal values. In the author’s note Krakauer also believed Chris was a “intense young man and possessed a streak of stubborn idealism that did not mesh readily with modern existence”. After getting your degree in college, and your parents buying you a new car you don’t think to just throw it all away to go live in the wild on your own, but that’s exactly what Chris did. Items that would seem extremely important to everyone one else in society didn’t matter to Chris, because it wasn’t a necessity for him.
What McCandless Has Shown Me Chris McCandless was just a normal college graduate just like any other person but then he decided to go into the wild and go travel to all different areas before he went to Alaska. Chris decided to go to Alaska because in his head that’s where he thought there would be no one from society telling him what to do. He thought he wouldn’t have to follow the rules of society or people telling him what to do. He reached Alaska, but the reality of Alaska was different that the romanticized expectation that he had in his mind. He didn’t bring enough food for himself and all he relied on was eating plants and berries from the wild.
Into The Wild was a tremendous story which Shaun Callarman did not have many positive things to say about Chris McCandless, the main character. He went on this adventure to find out what life is all about in his own eyes. He wanted to see how different living in the wild really was compared to society because he was not satisfied with his living arrangements and household. Shaun’s quote says that he thinks “Chris McCandless was bright and ignorant at the same time. He had no common sense, and he had no business going into Alaska with his Romantic silliness.
In his novel, “Into the wild “ by Jon Krakauer explains about a young man going outside of the society. I'm going to explain about McCandless attitude against civilization versus nature. I’m also going to be discussing his feelings about the government and law,Family, and friends. Chris McCandless wanted to see how it would feel to live outside the society.
In particular Chris Mccandless should be supported for he had things happen to him that led up to the point where he wanted to go into the wild to get away from his old life and created a new one for himself to have more opportunities. Others may think he shouldn’t be supported just because he some bad flaws he had and also that he just left his sister who he actually got along with, but here are some reasons that are logical and reasonable to why Chris Mccandless should be supported. One of the reasons why readers should support Chris McCandless is because he is generous, he gave people inspiration, or felt inspired by others, and like in the book Krakauer tells us “Chris’s Father suggested the boy had probably been inspired. ”(94),his way of living inspired everyone that you can live anyway you want.
Many people have different beliefs on why Chris McCandless left to the wild, but do we really know why? There were various reasons why he could’ve decided to live out his dream. His life wasn't perfect as no ones is and he like everyone of us struggled with different situations. The main reasons that could have inspired him were literary influences and problems within his family. McCandless actions were influenced by things he read.