Examples Of Transcendentalism In Into The Wild

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Nature Is Real Life
Society could stress us with fake desires but, “In the woods, we return to reason and faith.” (Emerson 243) In the book, Into the Wild, John Krakauer documents Chris McCandless, fighting to find truth in the nature away from society. Ralph Waldo Emerson's views of finding truth in nature include leaving society, noticing life around yourself, and understanding that nature is filled with truth. Chris McCandless is driven by the transcendentalist ideal of finding self-truth in nature. Chris McCandless believes in order to find truth in your life, you must leave society. Truth usually comes when you’re isolated and you’re not influenced by society to make follow certain beliefs. "To go into solitude, a man needs …show more content…

Nature is a place where everything seems right and beautiful in its own place. “There I feel nothing can befall me in life, -no disgrace, no calamity, (leaving me my eyes) which nature cannot repair" (Emerson 243). Emerson believes that nature fixes any problem through truth and reasoning, which can’t be done in society. In nature we have the ability to be at peace without pressure/conflict from others "McCandless went into the wilderness not primarily to ponder nature or the world at large, but rather to explore the inner country of his, own soul" (Krakauer 183). Krakauer truly believes that Chris’ life has been masked with falseness so much that he wanted to go into nature to find absolute truth in life. Later on in the book Chris states that nature is pure and just. "NATURE/PURITY”, he printed in bold characters at the top of the page" (qtd. Krakauer 189). Nature is pure because no man has ever created nature itself; we don’t know the secrets that nature holds within …show more content…

Truth is all around us, but we are blinded from society’s views instead of viewing life our own way. “I became a transparent eyeball; I am nothing; see all, the currents of the universal being circulate through me. I am part or parcel of God" (Emerson 243). Emerson tells us to be a part of life around us, and not distract ourselves from nature because of society but observe the world. Chris has already practiced being "a transparent eyeball", and loves natures beautiful existence. "Nature...such is my idea of happiness" (Krakauer 169). Chris, an extremist and super tramp, stops to find happiness in a world filled with fake desires and containment. Nature is pure which means that society can’t contain it; that’s why Chris that is the truth of

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