He had no common sense, and he had no business going into Alaska with his Romantic silliness. He made a lot of mistakes based on arrogance. I don’t admire him at all for his courage nor his noble ideas. Really, I think he was just plain crazy,” shows that Shaun believes Chris had no common sense in his doing for leaving society for the wild. I agree with Callarman’s position of thinking “ he had no common sense” and that he was “bright and Ignorant” because Chris thinks he did not have much to offer in his society, ditched all his possessions to take a trip into the Alaskan Wilderness and did not have much common sense or survival skills.
Humping around the lake alone with no one to vent about how the war. Even with all the ribbons and a combat infantryman’s badge which he obtain through his tour with the pressure of his father. All that meant nothing; he didn’t earn them or deserved them. He felt responsible for Kiowa’s death. When he pondered about the tragic event, he recalls “the worst part, “was the smell” (139).
Following his death, Elie was completely desensitized to anymore pain, he said that it “no longer mattered. Since [his] father’s death, nothing mattered to [him] anymore”(113). There is a significant change of diction from the beginning of the novel compared to near the end. What was panic and fear was changed into carelessness and
Into the Wild Was Chris McCandless searching for something in life, no one else was, that only he could find by completely isolating himself or was he just another insane nut? McCandless had motivations and goals like any other person, but what did he set out to accomplish by leaving his family with no communication and having a journey that ended with his death. He was only starting his life when it was ended inside a bus all alone and starving to death, but would he do it all again, knowing the outcome I would like to think he would but I don’t know it was McCandless, he never did what was expected. However, did Chris find what he was looking for, was he an idiot or admirable, did anyone he ever met truly understand him, was having this adventure worth changing his family and friends lives with a tragic death? Just who was Chris McCandless and what was he searching for in Alaska.
“Brother” is pretty cruel and mean so I hold him accountable for the death of Doodle (William Armstrong). Some of these reasons why I think so is that he abandoned him in the forest, he didn’t care if he was leaving him behind, and he wasn’t going to help him home at all. To start it all off his “Brother” left his only sibling in the forest. On page 6 paragraph 1 or 2 is says “After we had drifted a long way, I put the oars in place and made Doodle row back against the tide.” The reason I think this is because he was making Doodle row both of them against the tide and he was only 5 at the time, and making a 5 year old row against the tide for you is just cruel. Aswell on page 6 paragraph 4 or 5 it tells us this “I hadn’t run too far before I became tired, and
Brian is a dynamic character because he changed throughout the story. Brian was stranded in the middle of nowhere and he changed. He had lost weight, and had longer thinner hair, and he had become more courageous throughout the story . This is because he was stranded in the middle of nowhere for so long he had hardly anything to eat, and he had nobody there with him he had to learn how to survive on his own. I think good things had come from him being in the middle of nowhere for so long had done some good.
Last year I realized I lost and had no friends, I started to get depressed and did not want to do anything anymore. I learned that this was a crisis and my adrenaline started pumping. It took me awhile to figure out I do not need anybody that does not need me. I learned that once something bad happens, you realize you are not alone in this world. Everything happens for a reason, good or bad.
He no longer strives for things unimaginable. James Gatz underwent a change where in the end as Jay Gatsby, his life is less fulfilling. Gatsby no longer thinks about things that are extraordinary. After the change Nick finds Jay Gatsby “talk[ing] a lot about the past and [Nick] gathered that [Gatsby] wanted to recover something, some idea of himself perhaps, that had gone into loving Daisy. His life had been confused and disordered since…" the day he fell in love with Daisy (110).
This seemed like a kind of redemption, a hope for Schmidt himself and some kind of internal salvation. An absence of meaning in their marriage is also shown throughout the movie till his wife, Helen dies leaving Schmidt even more astonished and bereft, not at the enormity of his loss, but that he had so little to lose. Schmidt had not planned his retirement and was suffering through it each day. Throughout the movie he keeps on struggling, trying to reflect on his life with a sense of
Ethan never listened to the propaganda, which was to influence the opinions of the mindless creatures in favour of the Health Organisation. His work colleagues were constantly changing as they were always being taken away. Ethan had never thought too much into it, but now the picture was suddenly becoming clearer. As Ethan started his journey home through the polluted and rotting streets, he heard the weekly announcement, “Remember your compulsory psychiatric appointments tomorrow.” Ethan’s face fell; the unqualified, unintelligent psychiatrists always had the same two minute conversation with him. Now that he had suspicions about the Health Organisation, he knew that tomorrow’s appointment was not going to go well.
Chris McCandless was a young man who left society behind entirely to fulfill his dream of the Alaskan adventure and escape the reality of life. After burning the last of his money and changing his name to Alexander Supertramp, McCandless migrated throughout the states and unfortunately was immensely unprepared for his journey; he only carried a ten-pound bag of rice, a small rifle, and a tattered road map. Consequently, McCandless dies due to his overconfidence and unpreparedness, which in turn makes everyone curious as to why he embarked on a journey while being so vulnerable. Arguably, Chris McCandless was a noble idealist who wanted abandonment from the falsehood of society and a feel of what nature could give. Chris McCandless wanted to
During the final days of Eliezer’s father’s death, Elie’s father completely depends on Elie to bring him food, water, and keep him protected. When Eliezer discovers that his father has been taken away, he thinks to himself, “I did not weep, and it pained me that I could not weep. But I was out of tears. And deep inside me, if I could have searched the recesses of my feeble conscience, I might have found something like: Free at last!...” (Wiesel, 112) When Elie searches through his “feeble conscience”, or weak conscience, his mind is incapable of feeling anything towards his father. His mind is weak from the constant strain and stress of the Holocaust.
I think that the people responsible for the blueman’s death are his parents. The fact that the blueman’s parents were never there for him made a huge impact on his life and ultimately his death. Because never had his parents in his life to teach him responsibility, he irresponsibly drove on a rainy day and trusted a stranger to give him the right medicine, and kept taking more when he saw the side effects as said on page 24 paragraph 2. His father also pulled him out of school and that also prevented any chance of the blue man learning academically. Therefore, the jobs available were decreased and he was forced to join the freak show.
In my essay I will explain the similar and differences from Nietzsche eternal return and the film Groundhog Day . In the film Groundhog Day the main character Phil is local weatherman where is catches himself reliving the same day after day. Due to this reoccurrence Phil able to do as he pleases, he decides to take full advantage of the situation. Phil stated, “I’m not going to live by the rules and more!” At first Phil used his freedom for his advantage to get what he wanted to, He dated girls he wanted but realize there where to easy to get and got bored. Throughout this time Phil tries to attempt suicide a few time but realize he just wakes up on the same day each time so he knew it was unless to take the easy way out.