Chris McCandless was in his early 20’s, he was the kind of that guy that wanted to learn and experience life without all of the material things. He wanted to be independent from his parents and friends so Chris did something that would be insane for most of us humans but to him, it wasn’t. He went into the wild of Alaska for months, in fact, McCandless even thought he could make it out alive at the end of his journey. As a matter of fact, he was known as being a risk taker and enjoyed being out and about in the nature side of the world. Many would believe that Chris McCandless went into the wild to purposely kill himself; however, I myself believe that McCandless did not do it purposely.
“Each time, Salva would think of his family and his village, and he was somehow able to keep his wounded feet moving forward, one painful step at a time” (Linda Sue Park p.41) A personal journey is what a character goes through to change or improve themselves. The character Salva from A Long Walk to Water was a young boy that lived in the dinka tribe in Sudan. When he was at school he had heard gunshots and had to leave the country without any knowledge of where his family is. A personal journey is an adventure that teaches a character valuable lesson. In the book A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park we follow Salva’s journey after he has to flee the country after war breaks out.
Chris McCandless frequently did exactly that. The majority of people that hear or read the story of McCandless overlook the fact that Chris could be, in fact, selfless even when it didn’t benefit him. Even when he must go without. Chris McCandless wanted to have an adventure and learn what it’s like to be away from the conforming ways of society. He wanted to escape the evils of his life and the world.
Into the Wild, a book by Jon Krakauer and film via Sean Penn, includes the voyage of Christopher McCandless, the child of well off folks who moves on from Emory University as a top understudy and competitor. Notwithstanding, rather than setting out on a prestigious and productive profession, he gives his funds to philanthropy, free himself of his belonging, and set out on an adventure to the Alaskan wild. This is a story that i 'm pursuing in my english class called "Into the Wild" will be letting you know about what he has experienced in his excursion. This is an awesome book and film which he viewed in our class Chris had it everything except once to cheerful about his life so he went ahead to do diverse things throughout his life. There
Some would say “Life on the road is suited for everyone”, others such as for myself, would disagree. Life on the road is not suited for everyone, because not everyone can throw away their normal life and go on the road or the wilderness and survive like Chris McCandless. Some would think, Chris McCandless, was on a suicide mission but he was only following his dreams and he actually did, unlike many people. Chris McCandless inspired so many people to move out, leave their old lives, and have a fresh start at their life. Chris McCandless was a independent person and he was trying to get away from civilization because he felt like he never fit into it.
The story of Chris McCandless has become a pop culture phenomenon. Many are fascinated by his desire to abandon his family and society and “walk into the wild” (Krakauer 69). Newscasts, magazine articles, movies, and books have tried to define what motivated him to give up everything for his Alaskan odyssey; however, the answers died with McCandless. People make assumptions about him without knowing his entire story. McCandless chose to do the unconventional, making people think he was either foolish or brave and determined, but ultimately he was justified for doing what he did.
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. Chris McCandless was determined to create a new life for himself and be the one to control his own destiny. “Chris changed his name, gave the entire balance of a twenty-four-thousand-dollar savings account to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet…. His family had no idea where he was or what had become of him until his remains turned up in Alaska”. This quote is from Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild and shows how McCandless left everything from his old life in order to create a new life for himself.
Many people will argue that it is the person who made the mistake, some people will argue that it was the person or object that led to the mistake, and some people will argue that everything happens for a reason and it was not a mistake at all. Sophocles Antigone once said, “All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.” Recently, I read Macbeth, Act I, scene I, II, and III, many arguments have been debating whether or not Macbeth's downfall was his own fault or someone else's, I believe that there are three messages that support these theories. First of all, the first message is be careful who you trust. I believe that this message is very important to the story because macbeth trusts three witches to tell him his prophecy that he will be thane of Cawdor and king after that.
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.
Instead of acting in a way to scare the audience of this disease, Morrie uses this experience to teach others to view life in a different manner. Mitch eventually came in contact with Morrie and they communicated every Tuesday until the day Morrie died, and each day Mitch grew as a person, changed his perspective on life, and benefited from Morrie’s life lessons. In the story “Tuesdays With Morrie” Mitch Albom uses flashbacks and Imagery to Illustrate that life shouldn’t be put to waste, but lived to the fullest. Before the disease ever hit Morrie, this old man was excited about life and enjoyed living each day. As Mitch visits Morrie every Tuesday, Morrie
“I won’t be getting into any trouble Ma, he said, wrapping some bread and cold potatoes and half a roast chicken in some tow cotton. Plus they will be paying me, I hear they give eleven dollars a month.” These were the words Charley Goddard used to convince his mother joining the Union army was the right thing for him to do. Although he was only 15 years old, too young to join, he decided to lie about his age when asked by the Union army officer questioning him; He was very dedicated to fighting for what he believed in and helping his mother after the loss of his father. After his Pa died he had been struggling with the responsibility to help his family that is why he made the decision he did. Also, his hometown of Winona, Minnesota was abuzz