All he kept was a small journal and camera in which he captured and recorded all of his experiences in, allowing people for the rest of time to read and learn about his journey in his book titled Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer. This impulsive decision that McCandless made would soon cost him his life, and most people would see him as being crazy for it. A man named Shaun Callarman, for example, believed that he “ had no Common sense. . .
He discovered these answers by secluding himself from society and spending months alone with nature. Chris despised all things materialistic, and his parents lived a materialistic lifestyle that he just could not bear to be apart of. He found himself at his happiest when rolling through life with only the bare necessities. Chris thrived on the power he received from living life with less, or as he called it, the euphoria of dispossession. Finally, Chris believed that bliss was achieved by searching for and determining the meaning of life.
Raffel says, “Alone, in every land, / Could only be told by telling my footsteps. / For who can hear: ‘friendless and poor,’ and know what I’ve known since the long cheerful nights / When young and yearning, with my lord I yet feasted / Most welcome of all. That warmth is dead” (“The Wanderer” ln.30-35). A man was exiled from his tribe and became homeless and sorrowful. After he was exiled, he had no family, no home, and no reason to live.
This makes his story more heartbreaking in my opinion. Because he was carrying numerous forms of ID on him, he unmistakably wasn’t planning on deserting society forever; he wanted to return hopefully someday. Perhaps he would have written a book about his whereabouts or what he grasped about the significance of life while absorbed in the wild. Maybe he would have justified why he never contacted his parents. Although Chris inspired many people from his Alaskan expedition, he could have inspired so many more if he had survived.
Krakauer used connotative diction to generate emotion amongst the audience, to help himself and the readers fully understand his motives. In a note Chris wrote in bus 142 that he inhabited during his adventure in the Alaskan wilderness he writes, “no longer to be poisoned by civilization he flees and walks alone upon the land to be lost in the wild” (163). Krakauer convinces the reading audience to believe that Chris despised the materialistic society his parents lived, he had to get out of it to no longer be contaminated and to save himself before personal destruction. The word poisoned is a rather menacing connotation. The fact that Chris feels as if his mentality and physical well being are compromised by continuing to exist in such an acquisitive civilization allows the reader to see his beliefs.
There’s a difference between being ignorant and being intelligent, Chris was staying put on that line. He fell to either side every now and then, for example: burning his money was ignorant. He should have known better to leave with a plan more thought out than “Get to Alaska.” Man vs. Wild’s Bear Grylls, Survivorman Les Stroud, and Man, Woman, Wild’s Mykel and Ruth Hawke are all people who appreciate how fascinating nature can be as well as how great it is to be out in the wilderness away from civilization, but they also understand that they cannot go out ill prepared. Not only did they leave their life with materials that could protect them, nourish them, and help them stay alive, but they studied up on the possible problems they could face both major and very minor. From the beginning of his childhood Grylls was
Shaun Callarman says that Chris was ignorant and had no common sense, but I think he knew what he was doing the whole time and made his own decision. Into the wild was and fascinating story and it will keep you centered and into it the entire time. Chris McCandless was splendid and insensible and the same time however, he comprehended what he was doing the entire time. He needed to go into the wild and carry on with a free life, he comprehended what he was getting himself into and realized that he would have restricted nourishment. The times he was insensible was the point at which he didn 't have any nourishment and saw an impregnated creature and he was sufficiently benevolent not to kill it but rather he was starving.
Chris had a huge impact on everyone he knew, but he would not let them influence him or his decisions at all. He rebelled against his family because his father was too controlling. Later on, when any of his companions told him not to go to Alaska, or tried telling him to do anything that he did not want to, he would totally ignore them, and change the subject. As Krakauer writes in chapter 6, “McCandless…relieved that he had again evaded the impending threat of human intimacy, of friendship, and all the messy emotional baggage that comes with it. He had fled the claustrophobic confines of his family.
The narrator introduces the setting by describing it as a “tired old town”. She reveals that the Great Depression is occurring by explaining that there was no money to buy anything. To clarify, the narrator writes “There was no hurry, for there was nowhere to go, nothing to buy and no money to buy it with, nothing to see outside the boundaries of Maycomb County.” (Lee 6) Scout and Jem seem comfortable with their father because they call him by his first name, Atticus. It seems they love and respect their father because the narrator often writes about him. She tends to write about the success of his career.
He talks about Rossellini, Waterman, Mccunn, and Ruess. My favorite story was McCunn’s. I didn’t see much in common between the two of them but it shows the true danger of the arctic conditions, and what happens when you don’t respect it. Just like McCandles. McCunn was careless he didn’t remember to get a way out of the arctic for winter time, he died painfully.
They dreamed of a different place, away from society in Alaska, that ultimately killed them. The lives of Gene Rosellini and John Waterman were practically the same person as Chris McCandless. Their heart, love, and dreams led them to their deaths. None of them wanted to die, they all had plans; Gene, wanting to get back into the mainland and visit family, John, stating previous so his last attempt “Take me home… I don’t want to die.” 79, and Chris, who was planning to go back to his days as a Leather
Chris McCandless resents the world of materialism from which he was born into and in an effort to separate himself from this life he walks away from it. He wasn’t involved much with society and had problems with his family which made him to start his journey to Alaska. In most other cases people stay and deal with their problems. McCandless on the other hand ran away in the most dangerous of possible ways, by totally abandoning his sheltered existence into one that had no safety nets. "Two years he walks the earth.