Christopher is a shy young boy, with a disability and he is under his father’s authority, which disallows him to do multiple actions. During the first investigation, Christopher opens up his shell and starts to talk “I decided that I would go and ask some of the other people who lived in our street if they had seen anyone killing Wellington or whether they had seen anything strange happening in the street on Thursday night” (Haddon 34). This shows that Christopher can and will accomplish is goal even though he is overcoming one of his largest fears. Another example of Christopher overcoming adversity is the several times when he goes around his father’s authority to solve the mystery. Another example of how Christopher is coming out of his shell is the time he goes to the candy store to buy candy.
On the contrary, he also deals with problems and issues that are felt by every human on the planet, allowing the reader to feel empathy for him. His social tendencies show that he may suffer from a social disability. Despite this, Christopher goes on a journey, displaying courage and the benefits and the new beginnings that will happen. In addition, Christopher becomes much confident and a better and stronger person than he ever was. During his search he meets new people who become his friend resulting in unexpected answers to be brought to light.
Despite Krakauer 's honorable attempts to portray Chris as someone who is relatable and should be pitied, Chris is portrayed as careless and inconsiderate. Krakauer 's biased diction end up showing Chris as stupid and egotistical. In the beginning Krakauer starts off make Chris a relatable person however after the first few pages Krakauer turns Chris into a superficial rich entitled person who thought he was able to do anything without repercussion. There are many instances where Krakauer reveals Chris as such. Chris may have been innocent in his ideals but that was his mistake, “For most of the sixteen-week ordeal…McCandless more than held his own.
Christopher grew up without knowing much about the world and life it self. He acts as what many would say a child. This is due to his Aspergers. In the beginning of the novel Christopher explains what he thinks of life.
In addition, Christopher also highlights the fact that his situation drives him to rely mentally on his mind and thoughts. He is forced to be completely dependent on his head and hands, showing ultimate independence and inner power. The new lifestyle Christopher
Throughout the book Christopher overcomes all obstacles, big and small. Though some obstacles are small it still shows the reader that Christopher is willing to make the necessary changes for a positive outcome. One small obstacle that made a big impact on the readers
Chris McCandless story truly begins when he enters the wild. In my opinion the novel grapples with how to provide oneself with true self fulfillment. Chris enters the wild to find himself and his own inner happiness and place in the world surrounding him. He does this by isolating himself from society and loved ones. In the novel a central theme is finding your true self through adventure and hardship. In chapters four, seven, and eight the author introduces epigraphs throughout each chapter to highlight what Chris is trying to accomplish.
Throughout the course of Christopher’s life, he begins to realize that lying is not always the wrong thing to do. Christopher’s initial motto were alone the lines of, honesty is the best policy. Christopher said to the officer, “’Yes I always tell the truth.’” (Haddon 18) which strongly implies that he truly values honesty.
And yet this concealment of emotion dissuades those who would offer friendship in spite of his lineage, leaving him alone. Despite his attempts to ignore his solitude, to not let this loneliness affect him, he is human after all, and Christopher does not know how to simply turn off sentiment. This incapability frightens him, it is a weakness and in his world of darkness, a weakness can simply not be afforded. So he hides it best he can, holding it tight between his fingers and never letting go. It grows within him as he matures, and the stinging seed of loneliness grows into a bitter flower of resentfulness as those around him leave him seperate from their games and
A little bit about Christopher from the novel is “My name is Christopher John Francis Boone. I know all the countries of the world and their capital cities and every prime number up to 7,057” (Haddon 2). Christopher has Asperger’s Syndrome and has trouble communicating with other people. Another example of how Christopher is not an average teenager is when he often has his favorite dream.
Keep in mind that Christopher has trusted Siobhan with all of his secrets that he does not even tell his dad which gives him someone he trusts. Siobhan is like a therapist for Christoper, he tells her everything about what is going on in his life right then and there, He was talking about how his father says that he shouldn't be talking to or about Mrs. Shears because he doesn't like her. " And Siobhan said, "Well, Mrs. Shears is a friend of yours, isn't she. A friend of you and your
One of the situations that Christopher is in is at the beginning of the book when he finds out that Wellington his neighbors dog has been killed. Mrs. Shears calls the police and they ask Christopher lots of questions and he doesn 't like it so he starts to groan very loudly. Then Christopher did this, “ the policeman took hold of my arm and lifted me onto my feet. I didn 't like him touching me like this.
He was not only careless with the feelings of others, but also with his well being. He didn’t seem to know what would be awaiting him in the wild because he didn’t bring many supplies or do too much to prepare, which is what set him apart from a typical adventurer. Chris McCandless was an ignorant narcissist, which was made clear through his recklessness. Chris’s narcissism was shown through his inconsideration for how others around him were
Friendship~ in A Separate Peace by John knowles One cannot be friends with someone who they see as a competition or a threat to their success. The story A Separate Peace by John Knowles is a coming of age realistic fiction novel. It is set in 1842 during World War II at an all boys academy; Devon School. The boys there are trained to join the army. Once they reach the age of 18, they are recruited into the army and have to fight for the country.