Chris McCandless went on a journey that eventually lead him to Alaska where he met his demised. He took on the name Alexander Supertramp. In the book Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer it states, “What Walt, Billie, and Carine didn’t know when they flew down to Atlanta to
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.
“Satisfied, apparently with what he had learned during his two months of solitary life in the wild, Mccandless decided to return to civilization.” (168). Mccandless had finished his quest, but sadly for him he died for a simple, unforgiving mistake. The one mistake that truly killed Chris was so: “When Mccandless tried to walk out of the bush…the basket was in the same as it is now on his side of the canyon…crossing the Teklanika to safety would have been a trivial matter. Because he had no topographic map, however, he had no way of conceiving that salvation was so close.”
Into The Wild “Although he was rash, untutored in the ways of the backcountry, he wasn 't incompetent—he wouldn 't have lasted 113 days if he were”. This comment from Jon Krakauer’s book Into the Wild conveys his belief that young Christopher McCandless who is the focus of his novel may have been young and inexperienced in regards to the Alaskan wilderness but he was capable of basic survival as he had demonstrated during his many day’s surviving the brutal environment of the Alaskan frontier. After Christopher McCandless met his untimely death alone in a school bus down the Stampede Trail in Alaska, Jon Krakauer received considerable criticism for his viewpoint that Christopher wasn’t “stupid, tragic and inconsiderate”. He firmly believed
Krakauer quotes from Ken Sleights when he talks about Chris McCandless, “A lot of us are like that, I’m like that, Ed Abbey was like that, and it sounds like this McCandless kid was like that: We like companionship, see, but we can’t stand to be around people for very long. So we go get ourselves lost, come back for a while, then get the
Which is why I think he walked into the wild the way he did. When in school, he brought home nothing but good grades constantly. Alex was very assertive that he could live in the wild because he was positive that he could succeed in everything else. Alex would live on the edge; running with his cross country team and purposely trying to get them lost so that they would have to find a way back and run longer, thus bringing us to call him hubris. However, with Alex being so determined with such little experience, it cost his life.
“‘This is the last you will hear from me…I now walk into the wild’” (Krauker, 69) Jon Krauker’s suspenseful novel, Into the Wild, gives an intricate insight into the life and death of Chris McCandless. He knows this trip could be fatal, but he does it anyway, ignoring the fact that his parents and family still cared about him. He was being ignorant toward the people who warned him about going into Alaska on his own and toward his family.
Being Brave “Scout Honor” by Avi is a short realistic story. In the begging, main character thinks that joining a boy scout would make him tougher. Soon. they go on a huge camping trip and they're all scared but there acting like they're tough and brave. In the end, they end up giving up and going home, but first the main character confesses that he wasn't tough enough the whole time.
The Alaskan Bush is one of the hardest places to survive without any assistance, supplies, skills, and little food. Jon Krakauer explains in his biography, Into The Wild, how Christopher McCandless ventured into the Alaskan Bush and ultimately perished due to lack of preparation and hubris. McCandless was an intelligent young man who made a few mistakes but overall Krakauer believed that McCandless was not an ignorant adrenalin junkie who had no respect for the land. Krakauer chose to write this biography because he too had the strong desire to discover and explore as he also ventured into the Alaskan Bush when he was a young man, but he survived unlike McCandless. Krakauer’s argument was convincing because he gives credible evidence that McCandless was not foolish like many critics say he was.
Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer is a nonfiction story of Chris McCandless, a young graduate who was found dead in the Alaskan wilderness in September 1992. This narrative follows young Chris McCandless to his journey from the days before he started his journey, all the way to his last journal entries. Many believe Chris was not mentally healthy and falled under the “bush-casualty” stereotype. Chris does fall under some of the categories of the bush-casualty but does not completely fall under the category. He did die from the romantic view of the wilderness but did survive a considerate amount of time in the wilderness without having any past experience.
Though, he was described by many people as an intelligent individual, he had no street smarts, this led to his death from poisonous potato seeds. He made the mistake of leaving his loved ones behind especially his sister. McCandless was driven and had his mind set on this terrifying and dangerous adventure all leading up to his journey in Alaska which is why he continued his life on his own. Chris should have kept his college savings in order to survive this adventure to the wild. With the money he had saved, possibly could have kept him alive to this current day.
Chris hated that. He hated the thought of his parents, especially his dad, having had near total control over him. He never showed any signs of it, but by the end of college, Chris McCandless was dying to get away. Throughout the story, Chris showed he had a determination to get to Alaska.
Cyanne Hall Mrs. Quassy English 4P 22 February, 2016 Into the Wild Essay One day in July of 1990, Chris McCandless severed all contact with his family and set out West and started his two year long journey that would ultimately end with his untimely death in the frozen, unforgiving landscape of Alaska. McCandless was like us, the only difference, he went for his dreams. Although criticizers of Krakauer and McCandless believe Chris was mentally ill, McCandless suffered through emotional damage from family problems and was easily influenced in his vulnerable state through literature. How can someone throw away so much and want nothing in return except the wild? The more I read into McCandless the more I saw why the wild interested him
Even traveling was a problem some times because if he tired he probably can’t walk that far or even when he doesn’t get a ride he sits there for probably a break which he hates because he wants to hurry and make it to Alaska. But that 's a consequence which he needs to deal with for traveling alone going free to do what you want to
At the end of his voyage, Chris is at peace with himself, as shown by the picture of him in front of the bus. He is so ambitious, and finally kicks himself off the track of the conformity that society puts upon him, and into his own freedom that he finds through exploring and being one with nature. While Chris is in Alaska, he makes an attempt to leave the wilderness, but was prevented by a treacherous river, which may indicate his desire to return back to civilization and his family. During his trip into the wild, Chris soon begins to starve and voyages out to find food. He finds potato roots and poorly stores them causing them to grow toxic mold that is fatal when digested.