The conclusion of craziness that Callarman suggests does not withstand the concrete evidence from scientific studies and analyzation of journal entries and testimonial accounts of Chris McCandless’s end stages of life. Although Shaun Callarman is correct that Chris made many mistakes based on ignorance and not enough education, that does not make guarantee craziness. The young man, Chris McCandless, was able to not only prepare for and record the journey of a lifetime but was also able to succeed in fulfilling the childhood dream of enduring the Alaskan
You rarely win, but sometimes you do.” If it was not for heros the world would not be what it is today and it would be totally different. Heros have been here since the beginning of time and there will still continue to be heros into the future. The first quality of heroism is bravery. To be a hero you must be brave. Many heros must be brave to face the evil ahead.
Sacrificing time, safety, life, and many more things for the sake of something bigger than one person, such as morals and others. Sacrifice I believe is the epitome of heroes, the defining feature of the heroic minority. But sacrifice is an easy word to say but hard to put into action, because sacrifice is hard to achieve in a world where prioritizing yourself is always the most important thing. I'm not saying people are extremely selfish but we aren't very selfless. Altogether sacrifice is something I'm sure all heroes share, but is something which separates heroes from average
He had fled the claustrophobic confines of his family. He’d successfully kept Jan Burres and Wayne Westerberg at arm’s length, flitting out of their lives before anything was expected of him. And now he’d slipped painlessly out of Ron Franz’s life as well,” every time someone tried to become close to him, he pushed him or her away. When Ronald Franz asked to adopt him, Chris told him that they would talk about it when he returns from Alaska. Chris’ problems with his father affected his ability to form new, close relationships, and ultimately sent him to his death.
However, Welty’s character Phoenix breaks the stereotypical hero image, while still displaying all the characteristics of a true hero. There are many people who embody outstanding bravery, face difficult challenges, and accomplish amazing tasks, but are overlooked or judged
The experiences there where not pleasant. Many other trappers had risked their lives and had died at the hands of the perils of this expedition. The region had become so unpopular because of the heavy loss of lives that no volunteers wanted to step up to tackle this problem. Most thought that they should just leave it alone, but Governor Simpson thought the country held great profit and could be benefited from. He was positive that the previous explorer ‘Alexander Ross’ was just an empty-headed fool.
According to Merriam-webster.com (2014), A Hero "is a person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities". A person can rarely be called a hero if they are not brave. If this person is not able to speak up or act in a way that backs his cause or defends it because of fear of the consequences then they are not considered a hero since they lack valor. A hero to me is someone who recognizes the consequences of their heroic actions and is committed to continuing their cause until the truth comes out even if it means suffrage to them since that displays how truly courageous they are. Merriam-webster.com (2014) states that initially the word hero derives from both the Greek as "hērōs" or Latin "Heros"; it was first used in the 14th century.
Beowulf was a hero. He was one who has battled what most of us will fear. He won when most of us will fail. But still, like any other person, Beowulf has a weakness; and that weakness is the lack of self control. Lack of self control against greed.
Into The Wild was a tremendous story which Shaun Callarman did not have many positive things to say about Chris McCandless, the main character. He went on this adventure to find out what life is all about in his own eyes. He wanted to see how different living in the wild really was compared to society because he was not satisfied with his living arrangements and household. Shaun’s quote says that he thinks “Chris McCandless was bright and ignorant at the same time. He had no common sense, and he had no business going into Alaska with his Romantic silliness.
In modern times, courage is distinguished in many appearances, embodiments, acts, deeds, and feelings. It’s so diverse that we often lose sight of what courage truly means. I strongly agree that Nelson Mandela is one of those few people who truly knows what courage means. Mandela conveys, “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” Courage is a diverse idea that plays a big part in our lives.
Denali, which few people have been able to conquer, with little supplies. He had previously accomplished the task but he was attempting it again from a further point. His lack of supplies and attempt at facing something so difficult is very similar to Chris McCandless’s journey into the wild. John faced the difficult task, started the journey, and “he was not seen again; it is assumed he broke through a thin snow bridge and plummeted to his death...” 80. Although he wasn’t the brightest of them all, his death was simply an accident, like McCandless.
Although Capote faced many hardships throughout his early life, he was able to overcome them and attain a successful writing career. Because Capote’s strength came from himself, he has a mindset that the benevolence of a family does not determine the life members of a family endure. While writing In Cold Blood, Truman shares this