Into the Wild, written by Jon Kraukauer and lived by Chris McCandless, is a novel in the eyes of a young man who ventures out to find a happiness of his own. Chris McCandless left his home life in hopes of finding true happiness. There is a fine line between venturing out on a split second decision and leaving your normal life to enlighten yourself. He never thought through what could happen to him while on his own in places he had not gone before.
He didn’t have a awful life from what I understood. He had no worries in the world with just finishing up college and being born into a family with money. He ran away from his friends and family to find himself without saying a word, that is why I agree with Shaun Callarmans statement, “he had no business going into Alaska with his romantic silliness”. .(Callarman,2016)Chris mccandless wanted to go somewhere that would make him happy without anyone always telling what to do. I believe that he should've told his parents that he was leaving,but then again they probably would not have listened to
Chris McCandless was trying to find something out in the wilderness. I believe it was happiness and to let go of his anger with his past. I believe he found these things because he left evidence in his carvings and journals. Chris McCandless left his life behind in order to get away from his quarreling parents
He was worried more about the journey, not his destination. McCandless enjoyed his adventures, met people he truly liked, and even when things became tough, he found the joy in every journey. Throughout the book, Into the Wild, Chris McCandless countlessly expressed his happiness and contentment of living in the wilderness, on his own. Chris set off on his adventure with his Datsun and a few possessions that were close to his heart.
It was almost as if they had left their strength with him, to help him on his journey.” Another example is “ So he had to shake the fear of to continue the journey” These examples prove that Salva was determined because he knew that his family would want him to make the trip.
All McCandless was looking for was happiness for himself because he wasn 't happy in his own home, that 's why he left his family and everything behind. He didn 't want to be the person his parents wanted him to be or the person society expected him to be. That 's why he left from the city and went into the wild, he wanted the beauty of nature. He wanted to explore the inner country to his own soul. Nature made him happy, especially after discovering the
We won’t know the exact reason because he journey proved fatal. We can only base our ideas off of books and his family statements. He believed that he needed to isolate himself from the rest of the world to find himself. He felt the need to enjoy nature and how a life without money and materialistic things would be. As I stated before he could’ve have accomplished his goals in a different way.
Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer, tells the story of a young man named Christopher McCandless who decided to go and survive in the wilderness of Alaska without correct preparation. McCandless was a man with as transcendentalist-like mindset, an adventurer, an explorer, and a hiker. He migrated away from civilization and society with the goal of living in solitude and living his life to the fullest through nature. The audience was introduced to McCandless’ views towards society through McCandless’ journey through Alaska, and the depressing yet inspiring events that led up to his death. Krakauer creates emotional appeals to connect him with McCandless to credit himself as a writer, as well as to develop the audiences’ feelings of McCandless.
Into the Wild “‘ He was unheeded, happy and near to wild heart of life. ’”Christopher McCandless, pseudonym Alexander Supertramp makes the daunting decision to go off grid and live a nomadic lifestyle. Author Jon Krakauer uses fervent diction and descriptive imagery to depict McCandless’s turning point in his life and beyond to his final days in the Alaskan wilderness. Krakauer choses a specific tone to narrate the story, not far from a hypercritical sense.
He graduated and then started to realize that he wanted to be free like a bird and not be caught up with society 's bullshit. Chris donated his money to charity, packed his bags and set off his journey into the wilderness. I respect his decision ,but he didn 't realize he was putting his life in risk and could never return home ever again. If he would of thought a bit more he would have recognized the danger of him going all the way to Alaska. Chris McCandless stated “When you want something in life, you just gotta reach out and grab it.”
Tragically, despite at the end of their journeys Timothy and Chris started to realize their mistakes, it was too late for them to turn back. Two days before his estimated death, Chris wrote in his journal a controversial line: “Happiness only real when shared”(Chapter 18, Krakauer). He took the journey to escape from people and his past. Whole his life he chose to be a loner, avoiding intimate attachments and disregarding other people’s feelings. This entry is an evidence that he re-evaluated himself and was ready to go back to the human community and face his fears that he was trying to hide from in the wilderness.
Deep within Chris McCandless, there is a driving force, pushing him away from everyday life, and into the wild. This urge is uncontrollable, and has the power to motivate Chris into doing actions larger than ever. This alternative lifestyle in the wilderness is sought by few individuals in the world, and lived by even fewer. Those who are risk takers are not swayed by the possibility of death. In Chris’ case, he thinks it would be more well of dying than to live a life that lacks satisfaction.
Their father would often force the kids to watch as he physically abused their mother. Chris found solace during their vacations when the whole family would go hiking and camping. I believe McCandless journeyed into the wild because he wanted to escape from his parents and start a new life where he felt safe because his favorite authors romanticized the wild in their writing and made it sound like a safe haven. In Jack London’s short story “To Build a Fire” the protagonist describes in the beginning where he is and how it looks, “Day had broken cold and grey, exceedingly cold and grey, when the man turned aside from the main Yukon trail and climbed the high earth-bank, where a dim and little-travelled trail led eastward through the fat source
When he had his family that loved him and cared for him and was always supporting in his needs. He had no experience just off of books about being alone, finding happiness, and outdoors. That proves my point that he messed up and was dumb and not bold he is the cause of his own