McCandless, a compassionate young man who stole the hearts of everyone he met, possesses a thirst for adventure. Numerous individuals have misinterpreted McCandless as a reckless idiot who had squandered his life away; however, after deep scrutiny of Jon Krakauer’s work, McCandless is better characterized as a non conformed sensation seeker. Furthermore, McCandless could distinct with his virtuous actions he had perpetrated throughout his non conformed life. McCandless should be acknowledged for his non conformed lifestyle, adamant state of mind, and charismatic personality.
People at some point in their lives have been overly confident about a certain aspect. This confidence has either lead to something desirable or not so desirable. Jon Krakauer in a book he wrote titled Into The Wild writes about a man's adventure into the wild. Chris Mccandless, The main character in this title was born into a friendly family his mom Billie and his dad Walt. Mccandless has three siblings but is very close to his little sister Carine. In Into The wild, Krakauer narrates the last couple of journeys Mccandless had on his adventure to Alaska where he ultimately died. Mccandless Touched many people's lives through all of his journeys. Mccandless went on these journeys because he was confused in life when he figured out his dad had cheated on his mom. This changed Mccandless to the point he began to hate his parents. Mccandless had a lot of confidence in himself so he left on an adventure to find his identity. Mccandless wanted to find
Throughout history there has been a constant, man’s desire to experience new things. Two men that come to mind are Chris McCandless and Henry David Thoreau. Both men shared a similar reason for traveling into the wild. The differences in their journey’s that led to McCandless’s death and Thoreau’s success is the preparation and approach to the journey’s. Even though Chris failed on his journey he still was very much like Thoreau wanting to leave society in search for enlightenment. The two men may have had different approaches, but their ideals were very similar.
Different people have different goals. Everyone wants to achieve something, whether it’s becoming a surgeon or graduating high school. In the book Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, for Chris McCandless it was out of the ordinary. McCandless wanted to go out into the wild alone with nothing besides a few general needs. Some of those needs consisted of a journal, a camera, a large bag of rice, a small cooking utensil, matches, a knife, and some fishing twine with a hook. Most people would think that’s a suicide wish to just go out in the wild, others just thinking it was crazy and wondering who his parents are. Then there are people that find him as an inspiration for going after his goal. McCandless thought it was finally a chance to go on his own and see what’s out in the world. People think that since McCandless died out in the wilderness , he didn’t accomplish his goal. McCandless on the other hand felt the complete opposite. He achieved his goal of seeing parts of Alaska that most people would dream of doing but wouldn’t actually conquer it because they are too scared of what might be out there.
Chris McCandless abandoned the modern world and chose the wild because he believed that he could improve himself through living in the wild, and found the true happiness of the life. McCandless abandoned his wealthy family because of his complicated relationship with his father, and he was ashamed with his father’s adultery. Therefore, McCandless believed that human relationship was not the only thing that forms happiness, instead a man’s connection with the nature brings joy as well. He also believed the habitual lifestyle was not what people were meant to do, and people shouldn't have more possessions than what they need. For this reason, McCandless traveled with little effects. In addition, McCandless thought he could found the solution to his frustration with the adultery of his father, and found the true happiness for his life through escaping into the wild.
During the Transcendentalist movement, Henry David Thoreau was a leading transcendentalist whose work focused mainly on nature and adventure. Walden, or Life in the Woods is an exceptional example of a story based on adventure. In Thoreau’s account of his life at Walden pond, he first states, “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.” Through this quote Thoreau explains that he was tired of the complexity of normal life and desired to go on an adventure to live simply. Additionally, Thoreau states, “I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life…,” which again reveals his motivation for new life by adventure and simplicity. Finally, as Thoreau concludes his account he states, “I left the woods
Although there are varied opinions on Chris McCandless, we may never get to know the full truth. He was a young man straight out of college who decided to drop everything he had to live a life on the road that would eventually lead him to the Alaskan wilderness. Many say he was reckless and naïve, while others applaud him for the journey he took, showing his bravery and courage. Much like Jon Krakauer, author of Into the Wild, I agree with the latter group. However, I don't think what he did was one-hundred percent responsible, instead I respect his vision to find himself and to get out. He showed immense passion and dedication towards what he wanted to achieve. He did what everyone wants to do at least once—escape. Through his writing, Krakauer was able to capture McCandless's fascination and desire that showed his vision and desire to get out and go.
Chris McCandless was a peculiar young man who explored the wilderness of Alaska. Many people would consider him courageous as he died doing what he loved, on the other hand some feel he was foolish and unprepared. Inspired by literature and seeking escape from his rocky relationship with his family, Chris wanted to live off the land in the cold Alaskan winter. Jon Krakauer explores what led to McCandless’s death and explains the actions that led him into the wild. In my opinion, Chris seemed more foolish than courageous, since he was escaping his problems back home and was highly unprepared for what he was tackling.
On August 18, 1992, Chris McCandless passed away at the age of 24, while deep in the Alaskan wilderness. The wealthy graduate of Emory University is believed by some to be one of the youngest transcendentalists of all time. He traveled to various places, but his main destination was the Alaskan frontier, where he aspired to live simply off the land. Chris lived a simple life, where he did not depend so much on material goods or society. McCandless did have a bright future as he came from a very financially stable family. He willingly left the life he had and traveled solo to find him self and inner truth. Chris McCandless was a transcendentalist, influenced by the beliefs and actions of Thoreau and Tolstoy, he utilized the theories of non-conformity, appreciation of nature, and the idea of being non-materialistic as he walked into the wild.
Who was more admirable, Adam Shepard or Chris Mccandless ? Whose journey was more reasonable ? These two men both had different journeys. Shepard was a 23 year old who was a graduate from Merrimack college and had a basketball scholarship and had a degree in business management and Spanish. He was very curious about social issues in the nation. Mccandless was 24 years old and graduated in 1990 and was captain on the cross country team where he always told his teammates to try there best. He graduated from Emory university with a degree bachelor in history and after graduation he donated all his money his parents gave him to a charity. Shepard was the most admirable and left a big impact on many people especially people
Christopher McCandless and Adam Shepard are two men who went out on a journey with completely different mind sets. McCandless seeks out to live a life full of adventure and freedom where Shepard’s goal is to prove that the American dream is attainable. Both men started out with almost nothing and did what they needed to in order to make it through each day. Between the two, McCandless’s journey was more admirable and left a larger impact on himself and others.
In order to discuss a topic, one must know what said topic is. Transcendentalism is a movement in the nineteenth century and it encourages the idea of individualism, dislike for materialism, a strong connection to nature, and to rely on one’s intuition above all else. This belief and the well-educated people who followed it were decades ahead of their time, as it was for self-independence and was against slavery. These ideas are demonstrated in the story.
Despite the fact that this wasn't the best thought to settle his family issues, Chris McCandless chose to separate himself from the ones he needs cherished and trying to find himself. In truth people are public animals and get by living in steady groups produced using standards and limitations on activities and contemplations. In the public arena it is typically looked downward on and dreaded for individuals to venture out of their ordinary limits. Since the vast majority permit society's gauges to keep our prospects in chains and constrain us to fit in with a dull way of life we persuade ourselves that it's no more credible to illustrate those beliefs Korn, Now I Walk Into the Wild, for example, getting a handle on life, grasping our soul of enterprise, opportunity, living in the most completely profound way we are humanly
One of the many transcendentalists that inspired and motivated McCandless was Henry David Thoreau. Throughout Thoreau’s