Chris had a huge impact on everyone he knew, but he would not let them influence him or his decisions at all. He rebelled against his family because his father was too controlling. Later on, when any of his companions told him not to go to Alaska, or tried telling him to do anything that he did not want to, he would totally ignore them, and change the subject. As Krakauer writes in chapter 6, “McCandless…relieved that he had again evaded the impending threat of human intimacy, of friendship, and all the messy emotional baggage that comes with it. He had fled the claustrophobic confines of his family.
He wanted the primitiveness of life itself, the beauty of nature, and freedom from what society tells us is necessary in order to survive. Christopher was not insane, ‘lost’, or suicidal when he decided to leave everything behind to venture to Alaska. To many, Christopher was ‘lost’ in every sense. Many believed that his future wasn’t going anywhere it should have headed. He chose to make a contribution to a charity with the money that was in his college fund, casted off all his family, and began a trip all over instead of doing ‘normal things’ he should have been
Rebellion is the act of disagreeing, in short. Things such as protests are a great example of rebellious action because it is a bunch of individuals who are going against the things they do not agree with. Schools commonly face small bursts of rebellion from students who don’t do what they are supposed to. In the first chapter of Into the Wild, Gallien is talking to Chris McCandless about a hunting license when he states, “ ‘how I feed myself is none of the government’s business’ “ and then afterwards says, “ ‘Fuck their stupid rules’ “(Krakauer 6). McCandless feels that he does not need a hunting license to be able to kill animals in order to feed himself.
Another way to exemplify how one can end up lost over certain aspects due to spasmodic ups and downs in life Faulkner used Boon’s fruitless psyche as a prime model. Such as throughout Boons life he was “never been known to hit anything” because he was a simple “plebeian” to Sam Fathers who rightfully “was the chief”. As a result, when out hunting for the mystical bear in the woods every year “he shot at the bear five times with his pump gun touching nothing” completely failing to fulfill one simple task. Later on in the short story, Boon along with Ike made a trip to the city where Boon’s “muddy boots and stained khaki” seemed to stand out as if “he should have never brought it out of the woods”. Boons life was consumed with everything regarding the woods yet he did not fit in there, nor in the big advancing real world.
He wanted to live on the road and use natures resources to live. He was picked up as a hitchhiker and his parents hired a private investigator but could not trace him. When he traveled, he would get bored and apply for a job. Once he got the jobs, he would still live life as a “hobo” but then after he felt he needed to move on, he would either give away his money or burn it. With all the money he made from the several different jobs he had, he could’ve had plenty of supplies to
The whole time we were doing that there was only one thing on my mind, was I going to get a deer or not. A couple days later we were getting out the guns so we could sight them in. I was nervous watching the other people shoot, but when my dad told me I was up I was terrified. At first he sat behind me and made me feel safe. But after a few shots he said, “I can’t sit behind you anymore because I’m not going to be able to sit behind you in the stand so you need to practice by yourself.” The first shot I took by myself, I fell over right on my butt.
He quits because he will not work for Lengel whom criticizes the lifestyle he wishes to have. (3) Lengel and Stokesie, symbolize a dull lifestyle which Sammy does not want to continue to life until later on in life. Sammy knows their living is not bad but he wants to have some excitement before he stays in a store for years without having some
And to earn my love,my brothers must do more than to have been born.”(96)As you can see towards the end Equality totally becomes independent from the society and starts to have his own opinions.I think this is a big part of information for Aye Rans message on how you should just care about yourself. In the end of the book,Equality and The Golden One realize how they don 't need society anymore and go to live up in a house in the woods where they can become independent.Then he talks about all he has discovered about himself and how his brothers have to earn his love to be apart of his life and how everybody should not be equal.I think how Aye Ran ends the story is very interesting because she goes over a lot of life messages and her opinions on life.Also I think this message is a huge part of Equality and The golden ones relationship and it changes the outcome of the book a
According to the model set by Aristotle, Frances Macomber would not be considered courageous. Aristotle believes that courageous is a virtue of facing death well. Frances would not be considered courageous do to the way he acts before he kills the lion and the way he is changed after killing the buffalo. The act of being brave is not a skill, which it seems, Macomber is trying to posses. Macomber has volunteered to come to the camp in order to kill animals for pleasure and to better his shot for his own game hunting purposes.
Despite knowing the risks of this stunt, he continued with it anyway. Similar to McCandless, Knievel was being reckless, which had affected others around him. McCandless had left his family to travel to Alaska and live in the wild in search of enlightenment. After his death, word about his journey spread around the country. Many viewed McCandless to be egotistical due to the fact that he left his entire life to pursue his personal desires, and he didn’t think about how others would feel after he left, or if he did, he didn’t care.
People don’t seem to understand when you need to be free and do what you want to do. So just like running away or staying where you 're living there will always will be consequences and advantages too. For Chris I say he made the smart choice by running away and be free in what he wants to do. But he knew it wasn’t going to be easy to heading to Alaska because some of the advantages were leaving society and be alone and travel his own transportation there which was walking and asking for a few rides. Then some consequences that occur was McCandless killing a moose.
Chris McCandless’s trip to Alaska was not only an escape but also a quest. It was an escape from his reality and to cut all ties with his parents especially his Dad Walt. After Chris learned that his dad lead a double life with another family he wanted to leave his traumatic childhood behind once and for all. From then on he never talked to his parents and wanted nothing to do with them. I also think that it’s was a quest because Chris wanted to find his true self.
Not long ago, Truman Durant was outed to his parents, disowned, and forced to live in his battered pickup truck. Only knowing he was already accepted to the local university kept Truman from giving up completely. Now he fiercely guards his sexuality from everyone who knows him, wanting only to achieve financial stability through a degree and a job. He refuses to be homeless again, so not even his fraternity brothers know who he really is...or why he has a footlocker full of lingerie and dresses. Truman won 't risk any kind of exposure, not even for love.