If one did not know Jay Gatsby they would think he was a self-centered rich man, but, he did not care about money. Jay did not care about wealth he only became wealthy because that is the only way Daisy would love
I believe Callarman’s argument means that he is not very fond in the way McCandless chose to live his life in which he abandons civilization to go “Into The Wild.” Therefore I disagree with his statement in which he says that McCandless had no common sense because even though he was a Little ignorant McCandless learn the importance of nature and other stuff rather than material a lesson which many people never learn even when they say they do in reality they don’t. In the film of “Into The Wild” McCandless is a well rounded individual who doesn’t seem to be unhappy/angry with the way his life is going so when Callarman goes and calls him ignorant I agree but also disagree because in a sense everyone is ignorant when they are angry or stressed. It is often said that McCandless was ignorant. This is true to an extent but that is just because we all have different viewpoints on life and the way it is meant to be lived. McCandless was a little unaware of what he was getting himself into but his journey to his final destination helped with his knowledge.
Chris McCandless abandoned the modern world and chose the wild because he believed that he could improve himself through living in the wild, and found the true happiness of the life. McCandless abandoned his wealthy family because of his complicated relationship with his father, and he was ashamed with his father’s adultery. Therefore, McCandless believed that human relationship was not the only thing that forms happiness, instead a man’s connection with the nature brings joy as well. He also believed the habitual lifestyle was not what people were meant to do, and people shouldn't have more possessions than what they need. For this reason, McCandless traveled with little effects.
"Other individuals find it difficult to be authentically themselves even in the presence of their spouses, lovers, or closest friends and relatives. Such individuals, whilst not going so far as to construct a false self which entirely replaces the true self at a conscious level, have an especial need to be alone which goes beyond the occasional demand for solitude,” (Storr, 2005) Many of the world’s most important people and achievers were ones that appreciated being alone and free of other people. Chris McCandless’ story of leaving his wealthy lifestyle and being generous enough to donate his money to charity says it all. He is inspiring for leaving all his possessions behind to show that we do not need material things in our life. With Chris being such a young man with a set future, choosing to trek into the wilderness romanticizes those who seek the true beauty within
People have called him wise beyond his years. He has some psychopathic traits; however, these are not the kind that make some men serial killers. He has some anti-social tendencies and uses logic rather than emotions in decision making. He is a Christian however, and he has a belief that all are innocent until proven guilty. Martin Evans: Martin is the younger brother
Chris knew that less is more because he came from a very wealthy family. However, he was never truly happy. He knew firsthand that money can’t buy happiness. Therefore, he decided that it would be best for him to give up all he had and stay away from materialistic desires. And that is what and did and that is what led him to a true sense of
Parris is also a very selfish man who is only worried about staying minister and trying to make himself have a luxurious life style. He show how selfish he is by saying” The cause is yet unknown. I have had enough contention since i came; I want no more.”(Miller, 174). He show himself as being selfish in this line because he doesn't worry about there being a witch in salem, he is only worried about keeping his job as minister. The last trait that describe Parris is greedy.
Perspective of Christopher McCandless’s Life Callarman’s argument to Christopher McCandless’s is relatable and understanding, but he does not see the full picture. Christopher McCandless had everything in his life: money, material, family, prestige etc. but the only thing he wanted to fully experience is the outside world, to get out of his comfort zone and see how nature really feels like. I would agree with Callarman’s argument because he was arrogant and unenlightenment, but I also would disagree because he died doing what he loved and a place he wanted to be. Christopher McCandless was a reckless, disregard kid that did what he wanted to do before he died.
No one took the time to recognize his desires of freedom and solitude, which is why many were shocked when they found him missing. Merriam-Webster defines life as an overall vision of or attitude toward life and the purpose of life. McCandless’ view on life was extraordinary and he only lived the life he thought was suitable; he appreciated the underrated belongings of life itself and longed for a greater good. One may judge his decisions on foolhardy behavior, but McCandless knew what he wanted and went for it without reflection on others’ notions. “it is easy, when you are young, to believe that what you desire is no less than what you deserve, to assume that if you want something badly enough, it is your God given right to have it” (Krakauer 155) In any case, Chris McCandless was recklessly bold and did what most could not.
These gangs have made El Salvador look corrupt because they are lazy, disrespectful, and don’t want to work properly for their money. My father didn’t have familial issues, but the violence in the country made him flee El Salvador and leave his family members behind. He says even though they were poor he was satisfied with only having the necessary things in life. My father was the only one in his family who came to Los Angeles. All my aunts, uncles, cousins, half-sisters, nephews, and nieces live in El Salvador, and their personalities are humble,
Nick on the other hand, while still possessing money, decides to lead a simpler life without all the luxuries. He feels as though there is no need for all those material things. He attempts to down-play his family’s richness by starting a life of his own. For him, attention from ladies isn’t important, what really matters is living a life full content. Even though his, “own house was an eye-sore…it had been overlooked,” (Fitzgerald.7) because he doesn’t care about how he or the things he possesses looks, all that matters is its