The expression of need for a father-son relationship is evidence of why the wishes of his father are so central to how David constructed the facade he remains trapped behind. David appears to be appalled by the masculinity his father wishes him to show, yet strives throughout his life to be an example of masculinity, repressing his sexuality as best he could, acting as a womanizer and drinking as if booze was water. These ideals are not David’s idea of paradise but rather a picture of paradise painted by a father who did not understand David and imposed his ideals of masculinity on David, a feeling all can relate to. Many people’s parents impose their own ideals on their children, not realizing that children are easily impressed upon and will internalize any and all lessons taught by their parents, which can lead to a life of prosperity and happiness or, just as easily,
Family, friends, and possessions pressure individuals through the imposition of values that contribute to identity; we are told that we obtain our qualities simply by inheritance and association. The environment one chooses to surround themselves reflects similar learned behaviors and thought processes. Deviating from the norm is often contemptible, but natural, according to author Jon Krakauer. Realizing that he did not want to become a carbon copy of his parents and environment, Christopher McCandless wandered the American West for two years, as a nomad, to reject society as he knows it―his family, friends, and possessions. He burns his money, abandons his car, and cuts all ties with his family on an identity crisis that would lead to his death in the inhospitable Alaskan tundra.
In the novel Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer, many people thought that Chris McCandless was crazy for what he had done. Callarman's statement states that “McCandless was bright and ignorant” Long, C. (n.d.). I disagree with this quote. I believe that he did it because he didn't want to be bossed around, nor he didn't want to be his dad's puppet. He wanted to experience many new adventures outside of society.
One of the main examples of denial is through Brick who denies his sexuality for Maggie, Big Daddy, and himself. He is trying to please everyone in the family through ignoring how he feels, which leads him to drinking his sorrows through liquor. It is not the fact that he does not love Maggie it is that he can not love Maggie due to loss of attraction. He is denying himself for Big Daddy only to not disappoint him because he is the son. He loves Big Daddy and to tell him the news while he is on his death time would leave Brick to the thought of Big Daddy dying in disappointment through his son.
As, Proctor believes that Parris is not man of God , he is man of money. So, both of them stand against each other like enemies ,as Proctor makes fun of Parris and abuses him with his words “Mr Parris, you are the first minister ever did demand the deed to this house”(1.24). So, Parris’s chance is in the court against Proctor, tries to destroy Proctor’s reputation in order to satisfy his anger. As in, Parris words against Proctor “Be ware this man” (111.70).Also, Parris makes the court asks Proctor, why he is not go to the church lately a lot and also why his third child has not been baptized (111.70). That questions have reduced of Proctor’s situation at the court.
During peacetime, Phineas creates his own reality, but later his classmates force him to accept the truth. Originally, Phineas only refuses to believe in silly things like Caesar, Latin, or the war. He views Caesar as “more of a tyrant at Devon than he had ever been in Rome” ( Knowles 162). However, his greatest denial comes when he purposely tries to forget about Gene jouncing the limb and tells Gene “I don’t know, I must have just lost my balance” (Knowles 66). As wartime creeps closer, suddenly his fake reality must disappear.
Although they were father and son, Okonkwo and Nwoye were never very close because of how different they were. “Nwoye knew that it was right to be masculine and to be violent, but somehow he still preferred the stories that his mother used to tell…” (Achebe 53). This shows that even though Nwoye didn’t share the same
To conclude, Krakauer uses three valuable techniques to capture the meaning behind Into the Wild and McCandless’s journey itself: narrative structure, epigraphs, and tone. Chris McCandless was an intelligent young man who sought adventure far from his dull stable life. He essentially went off the grid to capture what he wished for the most, which was ultimate freedom and happiness. It was like a tag on a shirt that keeps bothering the tenderness of one’s skin. It was the reason why the tag was ripped off.
Into the Wild Essay In 1992, 24 year old Christopher McCandless abandoned his possessions and decided to hitchhike to Alaska and invent a new life for himself. Chris had just finished college and many thought he was going to further his education but instead he took a fatal trip into the wild. There are many questions still unanswered to why he felt he needed to go on this trip and people will never know the real reason why Chris McCandless hitchhiked to Alaska by himself with insufficient equipment.
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.
What makes one head off into the wild, leaving behind everything you know and owned? What are one’s motive for such action? Chris McCandless was no stranger to this, a young guy who had just graduated from college a few years prior to his “great Alaskan odyssey” (203). Knowing McCandless’s motive for this dangerous adventure, it makes sense to at least try. It was really important for McCandless to try to prove to himself he could make it on his own without anybody else’s help (205).
Chris was definitely a misguided idealist if anything. He had this wild fantasy in his head that everything would fall “in place” if he went out and spent some time in the wild. Despite being so intelligent, Krakauer ended up getting brainwashed by the ideals of Jack London, Leo Tolstoy, and Henry David Thoreau. Jack London mesmerized Chris McCandless with the way he portrayed life in both the Yukon and Alaska; on page forty-four, it was said that McCandless “was so enthralled by these tales, however, that he seemed to forget that they were works of fiction, constructions of the imagination that had more to do with London’s romantic sensibilities than with the actualities of life in the subarctic wilderness.” Along with London, Chris was fascinated by Tolstoy, who “had forsaken a life of wealth and privileges to wander among the destitute.”