Ignored can lead to catastrophic consequences. In the story into the wild by Jon Krakauer the main character Chris Mccandless attempts to conform with nature alone with transcendental ways but dies as a result. Mccandless resolution was unjustified because he left his friends and family to distress, he did not have adequate materials to sustain himself in the wilderness and he overestimated himself throughout his journey. Some may argue that it was his right to strive for his goal by his philosophy but he ignored offers that would have kept him alive. Mccandless followed his journey to Alaska.
For instance, in the film “October Sky,” Homer Hickam had a sequence of hardships he had to face, particularly between his father, John Hickam. The specific quote, “he has no idea what he wants to be. But I know what he is. He’s a menace… and a damn thief” (October Sky, John Hickam) displays his father’s resentment towards Homer’s passion in rocket building. John had explicitly called the rockets “fool things” and threw out all of Homer’s rocket building tools in the pouring rain, saying it’s “right where they belong.”
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.
Mark Twain chose Huck Finn as the narrator because of his innocence and ignorance towards the views of society. Huck isn't the type of person you civilize, you can’t make him be someone he isn't willing to be. Every person who has entered his life has tried to create this image of Huck that wasn't realistic to him in any way, except Jim. Jim, Miss Watson’s runaway slave, has never expected Huck to be anybody but himself. Huck does mature as the time they spend together increases, Huck has never met stability in his life until Jim which is why he takes a liking to him.
He spends many nights in the forest freezing and hungry with only sacks of rice to eat. Chris also decides it is best for him to ditch and leave behind items he thinks that aren’t necessary such as his yellow Datsun, buried his license plates along with the rifle he had, and had also burnt all the money he had in his wallet. He also suffers from many obstacles such as walking in the 120 degree weather and gaining a heat stroke. “ S.O.S. I need your help. I am injured, near death, and too weak to hike out of here.
Turning from a prideful boy to being merciful toward his dead brother. In fact, it all began when his brother was born, “with a tiny body which was red and shriveled like an old man’s” (595). Doodle is weakened and incapable of doing activities normal kids do at his age. The narrator encourages Doodle to keep on pushing, but no sooner does the narrator learn that pushing Doddle over his limitations will sooner or later kill him. The narrator kills Doodle indirectly, as a consequence of the lack of knowledge he has about Doodle’s medical issues, and as said before, being enveloped in pride.
He questioned to himself, “Why didn’t this boy go through me? How could he bump into me?” For all 3 years, no one has ever noticed him. And now, the boy was looking at him with no expression. His friend shouted, “Runnnn,” and sprinted away as fast as lightning, but the boy kept staring into Nick’s eyes.
Although, Chris took action into going to the wild very quickly without thorough thinking of the consequences that could have come across his way he did have a very good time exploring the wild and met amazing people along the way that made him appreciate society in the long run. Chris had the opportunity to experience a different life other than the one he had. Unfortunately, he died because of the quick decision he made on going into the wild and not being prepared for it. Chris had a good life as a wealthy man, but he never enjoyed it. McCandless was very primitive and never bragged about his wealthiness.
Chris mccandless was a reckless idiot because, he went into the the alaskan forest without anything to keep him alive. Chris was an reckless idiot because he graduated from college and he had everything set for him, but he decided to do what every wouldn 't expect from chris he dropped everything he tricked his mom and dad
By building a small social circle he, and many others who have shifting gender identities and sexualities have found peace in their experiences. “This wall made me feel beautiful, it made me feel loved — but it couldn’t teach me the words I needed to properly identify myself. The world I grew up in gave me no examples of fluctuation or variation”. Gioncarlo explains the difficulty of handling his changing identity, he had no point of reference so he found it difficult to be himself.
Chris McCandless was very adventurous, he liked being outdoors whether it was to hunt and fish or to be alone in nature. McCandless is also very compassionate to people who are hungry and poor. These are just a few characteristics that he shows throughout the beginning of the book. McCandless, as a child, spent a lot of time in the outdoors with his family camping and hiking. Being outdoors was a major part of Chris’ life because he eventually travelled into the wilderness alone to isolate himself.
On his expedition across the United States, Chris McCandless was unprepared for obstacles. In Into the Wild, an observation of McCandless is “His gear seemed exceedingly minimal for the harsh conditions of the interior; which in April still lay buried under the winter snowpack” (Krakauer 5). McCandless planned to live in the Alaskan wilderness for an extended period of time with gear that was insufficient for the weather and terrain. The bitter temperatures, rough terrain, and aggressive wildlife characteristic of Alaska’s backcountry require sufficient preparation and supplies for survival. Additionally, McCandless only brought a basic map with him which he later threw away “Because he has no topographic map, however, he had no way of conceiving
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.
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 McCandless, a person who is eventually wanting the allure of danger and wilderness. His father and son relationship problems “ from the things that he said, I could tell something wasn’t right between him and his family”(pg 18), triggered Chris to want to get away from his problems with his family and wanted to gain ultimate freedom. Wanting to become one with the world, he stated “I don’t want to know what time it is. I don’t want to know what day it is or where I am. None of that matters”(pg7).