Mccandless followed his journey to Alaska. He did not inform his parents about his risk taking decision as he states,“I’m going to divorce them as my parents once and for all and never speak to either of those idiots again as long as I live. I’ll be through with them once and for all, forever.” Although he despised his parents he should have informed them before leaving to his journey. This way they would have been aware of what he put himself into. Since McCandless died they were only updated of his death which left them to grief.
The lack of food is the reason so many colonists died of hunger. The second reason to why so many colonists died was because of occupations. There were too many gentleman in May 1607 and January 1608 that did not want to do any work at all. One surgeon in 1607 and 1608 was not good.That was bad because there was only one surgeon to help to cure so many people injured. In 1608, there was 51 occupations unknown that really did nothing as well.
Despite knowing the risks of this stunt, he continued with it anyway. Similar to McCandless, Knievel was being reckless, which had affected others around him. McCandless had left his family to travel to Alaska and live in the wild in search of enlightenment. After his death, word about his journey spread around the country. Many viewed McCandless to be egotistical due to the fact that he left his entire life to pursue his personal desires, and he didn’t think about how others would feel after he left, or if he did, he didn’t care.
When Chris McCandless was asked why he was walking into the wild he responded that he was tired of society and wanted to start fresh. McCandless believed that the only way to start fresh was to leave everything behind. In the book it summarizes that Christopher McCandless gathered the remaining amount of money he had and set it on fire p29. This information proves that Chris McCandless wanted to have a fresh start and left all his values behind him. When Chris McCandless began to hitchhike his way up to Alaska he introduced himself as someone else to protect his identity from the past.
Chris McCandless is a reckless narcissist whose own hubris got him killed in a ridiculous attempt to survive in the Alaskan wilderness. In his deplorable attempt to run away from his personal life, McCandless went without any basic survival gear or knowledge, and got himself killed. Some may argue that McCandless was courageous, even though that is somewhat true, it's outweighed by his recklessness. Chris McCandless so that he didn't even consider the effects his actions would have anyone else, which perfectly
on Krakauer, a Mountain climber, took part in one of the most disastrous mountain climbing expeditions in history. In his book, “Into thin Air” he attempts to write about the events that took place during his devastating time on the mountain. In his book he explains about the events, and how he and his team struggled to get to the top of the mountain, and worse yet, struggled for survival. Jon Krakauer had a feeling that he shouldn’t have agreed to the expedition. In doing so he lost the lives of some of his friends, and has to live with the decision that he made.
“‘This is the last you will hear from me…I now walk into the wild’” (Krauker, 69) Jon Krauker’s suspenseful novel, Into the Wild, gives an intricate insight into the life and death of Chris McCandless. He knows this trip could be fatal, but he does it anyway, ignoring the fact that his parents and family still cared about him. He was being ignorant toward the people who warned him about going into Alaska on his own and toward his family. Before Chris McCandless excludes himself from society and civilization, he goes to the University of Alaska. There, “…he came across a scholarly, exhaustively researched field guide to the region’s edible plants…” (160).
If Chris would have taken a few more resources his life possibly would have lasted longer than it did, and using his story wrote an inspiration book. But he died, so there’s no reason to play the game of “what-if” because it could go an infinite number of ways. His last major sign of arrogance shone once he got to Alaska and Jim Gallien dropped him off. He shook off Jim’s warning as well as other gear and proceeded to wander close to his
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. “Really, I think he was just plain crazy,” I do agree with Callarman because I think Chris was a little crazy for doing these actions. He was a very courageous for doing this because not many people would take a random trip to the wilderness because people would rather be in
I do admire him for everything he did to be happy. Americans tend to believe that Chris McCandless has been just plain crazy. I do agree with that because everything that he did never went well. McCandless was plain crazy because of his Alaskan journey made him realize how much he missed society, but at the same time he could not be in society because that reminded him of his past when he was with his family. at that time he just wanted to go away from society.