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.
As stated earlier, the purpose of this paper was to say what my opinion was on McCandless mistake. This paper attempted to explain the importance in life to know what to do and not to do. Keep in mind Chris wasn't all wrong in this he wanted to find himself because he probably thought he needed to go into nature thinking it was going to help him but ended up killing him. Above all let's remember that everyone's opinion matters. Most importantly I believe that Chris McCandless made the biggest mistake by leaving everything he
Throughout the book, McCandless acted as if he knew he was not going to survive his travel plans to Alaska by separating himself from friendships and relationships. Before he started to make his way up north, McCandless sent two cards with a similar message that "it was great knowing you" and "this is the last you shall hear from me" (69). These messages make the readers question if McCandless knew he was going to go die or planned on dying in Alaska. Saying goodbye to somebody is never easy; however, a statement to encompass forever is difficult to use. People may wonder how long he planned on staying into the wild.
A book author on the verge of his name-making exposé depicts his belief of success, though one might find it controversial. The word success derives on the tingle of enjoyment about what one does, sticking with what matters through hard times, and living out the full potential of a soul. Protagonist Chris McCandless, from the novel Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, was in his early years of adulthood from El Segundo, California. He embarked a journey (by foot) to his destination goal--Alaska. Chris left most of his possessions and ‘became one with nature’ during the process.
If someone has not suffered a similar inner turmoil, it would be easy for them to misunderstand his actions and assume that he was just an uneducated, crazy man. Chris McCandless despised the phoniness of the world around him and wanted to escape it by engaging in a, “climactic battle to kill the false being within and victoriously conclude the spiritual revolution” (pg. 112). These thoughts are similar to those experienced by people who struggle with depression. Chris McCandless felt that he was living in a world full of superficial beings whose only concern was what other people thought of them.
Into the Wild- Allusions Analysis Analyze 7 Literary Allusions from the entire book (choose from any of the epigraphs) Quote (page #) Author’s name and brief bio Connection to McCandless (1-2 sentences) (at least 4 sentences) “Greetings from Fairbanks! This is the last you shall hear from me… I now walk into the wild,” (3). Chris McCandless was a 24 year old who left his comfortable life behind in order to explore what was out there in the wild. This is a direct connect to McCandless and the first chapter not only because it was written by Chris himself, but also because this first chapter speaks of Jim Gallien’s encounter with “Alex” in
Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer is a non-fiction book, based on the real story of Christopher McCandless, who in the April of 1992,set off alone into the Alaskan wild. He had given all his savings to charity, abandoned his car and his possessions. Unlike others, he wanted to live a life of independence, free from materialistic pleasures and filled with nature and it’s beauty. In addition, McCandless shed his legal name early in his journey, adopting the moniker ‘Alexander Supertramp’. He travelled a lot to places such as South Dakota, Salton City before hitchhiking to Alaska.
His death occurred in a converted bus used as a backcountry shelter, along the Stampede Trail on the eastern bank of the Sushana River. Some may believe that Chris McCandless went into the wild because he had a mental illness/suicidal, but the real reasons he left everything was that he was influenced by literature and his problems he had with his parents. Chris was mostly influenced by three authors and they are Jack London, Henry David Thoreau, and Leo Tolstoy, but I think that Chris