We find truth in many different ways but to find the truth in our lives we have to discern them from the lies that are presented to us. We see this journey to find this truth in into the wild a book documenting the travels of Chris McCandless. Chris quotes Thoreau when talking about his journey to understand the truth in his life when he is talking to Jan “I'm going to paraphrase Thoreau here... rather than love, than money, than faith, than fame, than fairness... give me truth. “Chris pursues this idea of truth in his life without really knowing what he is looking for because what is the idea of truth is it the way you live your life is it finding your purpose in life or just trying to find out how the world actually is. …show more content…
To find truth Chris throws all of the ideas of the past that he held and could impede his vison of the truth. Chris gets rid of his social security card most of his money and all of his worries. Chris tried to find the truth in college but only could see the same idea of life focused on doing and working hard on school and on things that could help you make more money. Chris does this to help throw his parents vison of the world away so he can see it for himself. Chris adopts a new name and identity to make sure he felt the full freedom and not think in his head would Chris McCandless do this but Alex Supertramp would do mostly anything. Alex meets many different people on his journey and enjoys spending time with most of them with each side learning something from the relationship. Alex creates an idea in his head of Alaska a land of freedom and openness. Alex believes that in this remote wilderness he can look inside himself and find out the truth and beauty of the …show more content…
Alex continues thinking of his journeys and what brought him happiness on those journeys. At one point Alex believes he found the truth of happiness and attempts to leave the camp but becomes trapped due to rising river waters. Alex soon begins to starve becoming weaker and weaker. He writes a few messages before his passing due to starvation where he wrote “happiness is only real when shared” and talks about using your rightful name. Chris believes he found the truth and you can see the evidence that he did find the truth from his experiences from through his journey. A major point of this is when Alex writes his final note signing it as Chris McCandless. Chris believed that ultimately to truly find yourself you have to embrace the person that you are and not hide behind another name and deny your past. You have to accept yourself as the person that your life created. This is a major change in perspective as Chris changed his name to fully separate himself from the shadow of his parents and the type of person that he associates with
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The summarize the outcome out of Chris and Adam is that, Chris died before he completed his journey which makes him a failure. “ Happiness is only real when shared “( Into the Wild) Chris then Realized he regretted the journey and realized he was dying . While, Adam did everything he can do and he struggled through the most trying to get where he got and he did it, he completed his Journey in what he wanted to do was, The American Dream. Adam Shepard seemed to be most admirable instead of Chris McCandless all selfish. Chris left people 's life without a care in the world, leaving them heartbroken and then later dying and never getting to see them because of what he chose to do.
The line between rational and irrational thought is often blurred for some more than others. Usually when we cross this line into irrational thought our brain will let us know that what we are doing isn’t within reason. While many believe that Christopher McCandless was crazy and his ideas were ludicrous; I believe that he saw the line between rational and irrational thought very clearly, and that all though some of his ideas may have seemed crazy to some, he carried them out in sane body and mind. Chris was an extremist, a radical youth with different ways of thinking, and often we as a society tend to identify someone as crazy when we cannot comprehend the reasoning behind why a person would do something. Chris was not crazy, but he was
Numerous People state that Chris McCandless was a very thoughtless individual who made crazy decisions after graduating college. Yet many people found his actions to be inspiring as he risked his life to flee the hectic world that surrounded him. As Chris was raised in a perfect environment, living in wealthy middle-class, His relationship with his parents was very degenerating especially towards his father after he found out his dad cheated on his mother when he was younger. This ultimately led Chris to begin his trip to Alaska so he can find his true-self and to live life how it's meant to be lived.
Considered the “Father of Western Philosophy”, the great Aristotle is quoted as saying “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” This is something that, a young intelligent man in the early 1990’s took to heart, as he set out on a great journey to know himself. Chris McCandless, this young man, however took a different path than most in terms of discovering himself by attempting to abandon society and live off the land in rural Alaska. Chris’s journey throughout his brief adulthood, should be celebrated due to his pursuit of self discovery, and finding the source of true happiness. However we must acknowledge his decision to go into the unforgiving wilderness ill-prepared and the way he rejected true companionship in his travels pre-Alaskan adventure should not be ignored.
The Ignorance of Chris McCandless One day Chris McCandless decided to forget his whole present life and throw it all away. I don’t see how he could be so comfortable running away into the wilderness in Alaska. I think he already had a good life and could of had a better life. Chris was a young educated man who graduated from Wilbert Tucker High School and Emory University. I think his main reason for deciding to leave was because of the way his parents treated him.
Illusion Versus Reality Illusions tend to drift an individual away from their sanity, causing them to negligently live their lives according to false, misleading and fantasized beliefs. Reality, on the other hand, is the state of the world in which it exists. The theme of reality versus illusion, and how one copes with conflict, is excessively depicted in Margaret Laurence “Horses of the night,” through the protagonist, Chris. He experiences several external and internal conflicts associating with his grandfather and chris’ environment. In relation with external conflicts, Chris encounters internal and external conflicts between society and himself, his need to obtain a rich life to uphold his reputation in society takes over his mind, and the reality becomes a blur of colors which he does not seem to see.
It also exemplifies the jurastic difference between the peaceful areas of the forest and the extreme woods in Alaska. One moment there can be a nice little open field and the next you cannot see ten feet without a tree getting in your way. From that the reader can easily foreshadow the events to come in Alex’s
I agree with the author that Chris McCandless wasn’t crazy for going out into the wild. He wasn’t a loner; he chose to be on his own. But Chris could easily make friends. He had the right to travel. All he was trying to do was get away from the corrupt world.
Christopher McCandless, the protagonist of the novel and film Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer, is not your average guy. Driven by his minimalist ideals and hate for society, he challenged the status quo and embarked on a journey that eventually lead to his unforeseen demise. A tragic hero, defined by esteemed writer, Arthur Miller, is a literary character who makes an error of judgment or has a fatal flaw that, combined with fate and external forces, brings on tragedy. Christopher McCandless fulfills the role of Miller’s tragic hero due to the fact that his tragic flaw of minimalism and aversion towards society had lead him to his death.
We have all made mistakes, for some they are small mistakes that do not impact anyone. For others, they are of mammoth proportions and have a preponderant impact on how people think, or say about them. In the book Into the Wild it tells about the journey of Chris McCandless who died in the Alaskan wilderness. Chris McCandless was definitely one of these people who made a big mistake. People around the globe have mixed feelings about this twentieth century adventurer.
Jon Krakauer writes, “McCandless Didn’t conform particularly well to the bush-casualty stereotype. Although he was rash, untutored in the ways of the backcountry, and incautious to the point of foolhardiness, he wasn’t incompetent - he wouldn’t have lasted 113 days if he were. And he wasn’t a nutcase, he wasn’t a sociopath, he wasn’t and outcast. McCandless was something else - although precisely what is hard to say. A pilgrim perhaps.”
In the national best-seller Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, the author uses a unique writing style and structure throughout the entire story. The reasoning behind this is to have an appeal to the adventure/ nature goer, mystery reader, or ethical/ philosophy seeker. Krakauer’s main purpose was to simply paint the story of Chris McCandless’s life travels in a light where the reader could then decide for themselves what they believed or thought about Chris McCandless. Whatever that may be.
He went into the wilderness to experience adventure and to find things he was searching for; nature, the path to happiness and freedom. Chris’ determination, self will, pursuit of happiness and the urge to break free are all explored. He did everything he could, so people wouldn’t be able to find him. Changing his name to Alex Supertramp, eliminating everything he had, and only taking things that he needs. Jon Krakauer's “Into the Wild” is an excellent book about how McCandless traveled to Alaska, and how he conquered his dreams.
Maslow’s Hierarchy is a triangle with five different stages and the triangle is split in half, one side is External and the other side is Internal. The external side/needs is professional (lives include things as careers) and the internal side/needs is personal (lives are our physical and spiritual well-being, our values, and our personal relationships. The first four levels are known as deficiency needs and the top level is know as growth or being needs. The Pursuit of Happyness is about a guy named Chris and he don’t have enough money to help him pay for his rent and the parking tickets. Chris carries around a bone density scanner, to sell, so that he can get more money and he also is going around to different places to find a job.
By changing his identity and leaving society, he felt he was shedding the fake elements of his past and evolving into a person he wanted to be. Chris McCandless did not depart on his transcendental quest to die, he ventured into the wilderness to kill the disappointments of his