Every instance in Douglas's summer points to the great value of life and what it truly means to be alive. When Douglas first comes to the conclusion that he is alive he exclaims that he wants to experience everything there was to feel, including weariness and excitement. Everything he experienced after his profound realization was as though it was the first time because he paid attention to the beauty and marvels of life. To live a good life, you must take time to enjoy the simple things in life and you must not take anything for
There is no person telling them that they cannot work here or they cannot live here in America. Freedom is a big key to happiness, because when freedom is available the people make their own choices, and usually the choices they make are made to make themselves happy. In a place where freedom is not available it is hard to have happiness. Being free is also a great way to be happy for some people. America has always been known for its’ freedom and all of the easy ways there are to achieve happiness.
His main goal was to allow people across any part of the world to live a free and harmonious life. Louie Zamperini emphasizes that anyone can be anything in this world. He wants people to enjoy life. "You just have to believe in yourself, and then no one can stop you"(Zamperini
Jack’s hero’s journey is one of self-discovery in which he learns to feel independent from constructed society. These archetype characters are symbolic interpretations pertaining to Jacks repressed psyche. Each unique archetype character aids Jack in his hero’s journey. The hero’s journey is applicable to all human beings who face life’s challenges and as human beings we never face challenges alone. Myths are found all over the world because they collectively address natural human experiences.
Throughout The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby is a self subservient character whose inner inhibitions, pleasure seeking lifestyle, and hubris prevent him from caring about how he affects other people. The only people to whom he ever gives the time of day are those who benefit him. Gatsby’s actions throughout the book are exemplary of these traits. The scope of Gatsby’s selfishness goes all the way to his daily life and the people he surrounds himself with. In his life he never really cared about anyone only what they could do for him.
He wanted to go in there without really anything so that he can make things that were in the nature. “Chris didn’t think twice about risking his own life…”(Carine McCandless 128). I absolutely think that this quote about Chris is very true because he was so into finding new adventures to take, to enjoy and be happy with
"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”- Henry David Thoreau. Transcendentalism is an American philosophy that revolves around self-reliance and independence, commonly in nature, a Transcendentalist wants to find the true meaning in life. I believe that Chris McCandless was a Transcendentalist because he was able to leave his whole life behind and take on a minimalist lifestyle while having a strong relationship with god. However, I believe that I am not a Transcendentalist, but simply an adventurer. I had the opportunity to go to Mexico and visit the Yucatan rainforest and this lead me to be able to explore nature and feel the peaceful impact it can have on someone 's life.
Being alone on his majestic journey, and exploring the beauty of the world, McCandless sought out pleasure with the various environments that he adored and was able to find a sense of purpose within himself. Even though Chris faced various obstacles while trying to reach his ultimate freedom, such as finding food and shelter, he managed to overcome these hindrances. His personal growth with the world and himself is strengthened, and he was pleased with the life he chose to take on. Into the Wild is a film that eludes that people need to change the way they view the world. Natural surroundings caused one to search for their sanctuary, which eventually leads them to a satisfied
Things that equality has never thought , or was allowed to do in the society of man.”We did not wish to move .We thought suddenly we could lie thus along as we wished ,and we laughed aloud at that thought .We could also rise , run ,or leap , or fall again”. This is an example of equality finally realizing that he was free to do whatever he liked without having to think about it or how it pertained to the equal society of man , in which he had left behind for the better power of nature .Another example of equality’s new freedom was when he , not knowing what is was , but learned how to hunt. “We stopped when we felt hunger. We saw birds in the tree branches , and flying from under our footsteps .We picked a stone and we sent it as an arrow at a bird. It fell before us.
No connection can be seen between people. Montag becomes enlightened because he understand that the way he has been living contains no quality of connection. In the allegory, the person that becomes free and goes into the light understands life on earth and the importance of the sun making everything
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better”-Albert Einstein. Chris McCandless had to find out who he truly was as an individual by leaping out into the wild and isolating himself. The inspirations of Jack London, Henry David Thoreau and Leo Tolstoy guided Chris into the wild of the unknown to search for true bliss and meaning to his life. He believed that that in order to be one with oneself you must remove yourself out of society and push yourself physically and mentally to take in and comprehend the fullest understanding of life. Chris grew up never worrying about money, easily relating to Tolstoy in the sense of their family being well supported.
No one took the time to recognize his desires of freedom and solitude, which is why many were shocked when they found him missing. Merriam-Webster defines life as an overall vision of or attitude toward life and the purpose of life. McCandless’ view on life was extraordinary and he only lived the life he thought was suitable; he appreciated the underrated belongings of life itself and longed for a greater good. One may judge his decisions on foolhardy behavior, but McCandless knew what he wanted and went for it without reflection on others’ notions. “it is easy, when you are young, to believe that what you desire is no less than what you deserve, to assume that if you want something badly enough, it is your God given right to have it” (Krakauer 155) In any case, Chris McCandless was recklessly bold and did what most could not.