At the end of Chapter 3, Krakauer says, “Driving out west of Atlanta, [Chris McCandless] intended to invent an utterly new life for himself...He was now Alexander Supertramp, master of his own destiny” (Krakauer 23). These assertions are believable as McCandless cut off his past by creating a new identity for himself and ceasing communication with his family. McCandless introduced himself as Alex to all of the people he met on his odyssey and he rarely spoke about his past before hitchhiking. McCandless introduced himself as “Just Alex” (Krakauer 4) to Gallien and as Alex when he worked for Wayne Westerberg in Carthage, South Dakota. Westerberg “discovered from a tax form that McCandless’s real name was Chris, not Alex” (Krakauer 18) and never
I find this passage to be significant because he refered himself as Chris McCandless rather than the invented identity he was using during his trip. I think McCandless decided to use his real name because he knew that his “Alexander Supertramp” life was over, and the only way for people who rescue him was to know his real name.Though, when McCandless was writing it, he was not expecting anyone to see this note and come to rescue him because he knew that he was the only person on the mountain. However, I think that it is ironic how Chris McCandless still went outside the bus to collect some berries when he was injured in critical condition.
Have you ever thought about explore the wild? Have you thought about going alone? The book into the wild by John krakauer is about a risk taking boy, christopher mccandless. He goes into the wild on his own, doing everything by himself. Christopher mccandless stands out of because he has an “ I can do it on my own attitude.” christopher mccandless can be described as a thrill seeking,courageous, and a risk taker.
"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”- Henry David Thoreau. Transcendentalism is an American philosophy that revolves around self-reliance and independence, commonly in nature, a Transcendentalist wants to find the true meaning in life. I believe that Chris McCandless was a Transcendentalist because he was able to leave his whole life behind and take on a minimalist lifestyle while having a strong relationship with god. However, I believe that I am not a Transcendentalist, but simply an adventurer. I had the opportunity to go to Mexico and visit the Yucatan rainforest and this lead me to be able to explore nature and feel the peaceful impact it can have on someone 's life.
In the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn , Huck, pursues freedom from society. For Huck freedom is being able to do whatever he wants without being forced into anything. He seeks independence, in everything from decision making to dictating his own life. Huck's journey with Jim on the raft is so Huck can flee from the confines of his Father and the Widow. As an adventurous boy, the house serves as a jail for Huck way of life.
I believe Shaun Callarman whom focuses on Chris McCandless is quite harsh in saying Chris had no common sense and saying that he does not admire him for his courage when Chris McCandless was a brave, wise and intelligent man. He knew exactly what he was getting into when he started his journey on going to Alaska. I think that he wanted to explore the wild and experience a different life other than the one he had. I disagree with Callarman saying McCandless was bright and arrogant at the same time. He had no business going to Alaska but that was his tactic for getting away from society.
In the film, Into the Wild, Chris wanted to be in a world where society did not control who he was. He wanted to be free and loved adventures. Id understand him because there are times when I myself want to run away without anyone knowing my destination, but to leave for such a long time and say not one word? He made a lot of mistakes based on ignorance and arrogance. I disagree because how can he just leave without calling and then dying when misused.
The reader gets to join McCandless in his adventure across the country as he invents a new life for himself. He embraces the ideas and morals of Thoreau and Emerson in his journey. In the book, a man by the man by the name of Westerberg discusses about how McCandless is not destroying his possessions and journey around the wild because the wild he is suicidal or unintelligent. “You could tell right away that Alex was intelligent…He always had to know the absolute right answer before he could go on to the next thing.” (Krakauer 18). McCandless shows that the expedition was self-discovery, to take a risk to improve his own life.
In Frankenstein, Victor was playing with the natural aspect of life and death. When Victor brought the creature to life, he needed to have trained it to be as human as possible, not leave it in the dark when its appearance wasn’t appealing. Victor’s creation never received love or compassion. For example, when he was stalking the family in the woods, he craved the sense of unity that they had and realized that the creature would never have that. "Cursed, cursed creator!
I know what you did for my Pop. Thank you for helping him and my family. Charley you once told me “ Nobody dast blame this man. You don’t understand: Willy was a salesman. And for a salesman, there’s no rock bottom to life”.