Into The Wild is a story, by Jon Krakauer, about a man named Chris McCandless aka Alexander Supertramp, and his journey to the Alaskan frontier and the people he had met on the way over there. Chris was a very well educated and simple man, however, due to his troubled relationships with his parents and the lifestyle that he was given growing up, he had decided to take matters into his own hands begin a treacherous journey all the way to the Alaskan frontier. McCandless dropped everything, left his apartment, no note, nothing. Some may think, good for McCandless, he is carrying out his own happiness, or he is man enough to do things on his own. Me personally, I believe that it was very idiotic of him to just leave. It would be different if he vacationed up there for a while, but to hitchhike all the way there, I don’t understand, why? Chris may have been a very smart and well educated man, but it also seemed as if he didn’t know too much about common sense. …show more content…
The only way he kept going on for so long, was his “knowledge” in the plants and which ones were okay to eat and which one weren’t. He carried a .22 caliber rifle with him in order to kill game that were around. If you ask me, I know a .22 can kill some birds, ducks, rabbits, small things like that. However, in Alaska, there are bears, moose, boar, wolves, just to name a few...now do you really think that a .22 will have enough firepower to kill either one within one shot or two if the animal is big enough. Chris was unprepared, not aware of his surroundings and he didn’t realize how much trouble he got himself into just by stepping a single foot into the wilderness. He also had the nerve to go and abandon his car and burn all of his money that he had left on him, I also find that very idiotic of him to be
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The reason i believe he chose to go to alaska was that there was nothing up there so it would all peaceful and quiet but i also believe that Chris thought if he went to alaska and not had died his family would have never found him and probably still be missing to this day. But then raises another question should Chris have come to his senses and have come out of the woods and have tried to fix his family problems?I also believe the reason chris chose to go to alaska was because of the beautiful alaskan Wilderness the view of alaska do not compare to any other forest because of its all natural look due to not having a lot of deforestation. Honestly i could see why he chose the alaskan wilderness just for its beauty but with that beauty comes with it challenges in the winter time below zero temperatures and in the summertime a lot of wild animals looking for food to eat before
The fact that Chris averaged such good grades and majored in difficult studies shows how capable chris was at handling himself. Although Chris’s choices about about acquiring the right equipment needed for survival in the Alaskan wilderness were poorly chosen, this only proves that he was foolhardy and believed highly in himself. Chris may have been book smart but lacked common
But as incompetent as McCandless is, he did not think he was going to die as he felt he was prepared enough with a bag of rice, his book on edible berries, and his rifle for hunting. That's where his stubbornness plays in as he would have needed way more nutrients to survive in Alaska. “McCandless spoke frequently to the denizens of the slabs about his plans for Alaska” (45). This shows Chris was fast on the trigger and did not take much time to prepare for the fierceness of
“‘This is the last you will hear from me…I now walk into the wild’” (Krauker, 69) Jon Krauker’s suspenseful novel, Into the Wild, gives an intricate insight into the life and death of Chris McCandless. He knows this trip could be fatal, but he does it anyway, ignoring the fact that his parents and family still cared about him. He was being ignorant toward the people who warned him about going into Alaska on his own and toward his family.
The distinction between whether an individual is to be considered an admirable person or a arrogant/ignorant person lies on their death. The difference is the impact, and the impact differs for an admirable person than a arrogant person. When a admirable man/women dies, the magnitude of the impact on society is greater as society reflects on all the positive achievements that have been accomplished. However, an arrogant person dies many times before their actual death. Throughout the novel of Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer, Chris McCandless, aka Alexander Supertramp, is thought to be a admirable person.
Going out into the wild all by yourself can be nerve wracking and lonely. Jon Krakauer makes Chris McCandless seemed like a noble person who took the initiative to try to go out and live into the wild. The book Into the Wild written by Jon Krakauer, is about a teenager named Chris McCandless leaving society and traveling to Alaska by himself with nothing else but a bag of rice and a small .22 caliber gun. Chris is heroic because he went to Alaska by himself without any knowledge of Alaska and didn’t know any of the dangers of Alaska. One way Krakauer make Chris seem noble is when Chris is about to enter Alaska he tells Gallien “ I’m goin’ to get on up there live off the land,go claim me a piece of the good life” (Krakauer 4).
People believed that he ate potato seeds that were possibly poisonous (Hedysarum Alpinum) due to it being a resource around and he was starving. Chris wouldn’t have known they were poisonous but he most likely wouldn’t have eaten them if he would have accepting money, food, or have been better prepared. They think the seeds cause his stomach to weaken then eventually his body weakened, at one point he was too weak to leave the bus to try to go find food. If Chris would have saved some of the $24,000 or kept his map he would have had a better chance of
Into The Wild portrays a man who went on a fatal unforgettable journey through the alaska wilderness. Chris McCandless was a man with great courage and the ability to live on his own made him more of a hero going on his fatal journey. Many would say he was foolish or not thinking right, but that is not the case. The case here is simply a man with courage wanting to fulfill is beliefs through his journey. One may ask what is courage.
A common thought among adolescents is the dream to finally leave home and discover who they are; I certainly share this dream. Though the concept is common, the reasons are unique; The differences in character and circumstances define who a person is. What may appear reasonable to some could very well be completely irrational to another. The story of Chris McCandless as reported by Jon Krakauer in the biographic novel Into the Wild is no exception. From the events in his childhood to the conflict with his father, we can see that Chris McCandless, a young man still discovering himself, became disillusioned with the structure of society and desired nothing more than to “no longer be poisoned by civilization” (163).
Into the Wild Some may believe that Chris McCandless went into the wild to escape the toxic relationship with his parents, but the real reason he left everything was to escape from the people that were trying to give him everything. Chris was a person that did not believe in the materialistic things. He believed in humanity and freedom. Chris McCandless reminds me of the younger sister in his book How Much Land Does a Man Need. The younger sister believed in earning from working.
Although his family knew him well enough to conclude that he had run off to search for an adventure, they still had absolutely no idea of his location, or even plans for a location. On the reverse side, Chris would usually open conversations with others about his plans for traveling northwest, up to Alaska. Even Charlie, who Chris openly did not like and preferred to spend no time with, understood the importance of Alaska to Chris. When asked about Chris years after spending a few weeks with him, Charlie said, “ . . .Alaska
Chris McCandless was a guy who thought it would be a brilliant idea to go out into the wilderness and live out there. He made many mistakes with living in the wilderness for starters he was very ill prepared, Chris did not bring enough food to survive and with that he had to find his own food. When Chris started to leave he decided he's going to get rid of all his money and so he burned some of it and gave the rest of the money to charity. Chris hunted little animals and then he killed a moose he ended up not preserving it correctly and he had to get rid of it because it became old and gross. For a guy to get a book and a movie written about his life and ultimate death, do you think that’s right?
Into The Wild was a tremendous story which Shaun Callarman did not have many positive things to say about Chris McCandless, the main character. He went on this adventure to find out what life is all about in his own eyes. He wanted to see how different living in the wild really was compared to society because he was not satisfied with his living arrangements and household. Shaun’s quote says that he thinks “Chris McCandless was bright and ignorant at the same time. He had no common sense, and he had no business going into Alaska with his Romantic silliness.
“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” ―Maya Angelou. Jon Krakauer’s true story titled Into the Wild is about a man who decides to throw away his old life and escape the rules of conventional society. Twenty-two-year-old Chris McCandless came from a well-to-do family in Virginia and, without warning, abandons everything. He changes his name, loses contact with his family, gives away his car and all his money, and begins a two-year long journey hitchhiking to Alaska where he eventually dies of starvation.
Chris McCandless was a college student with a need for adventure. On April 28, 1992, he left on a journey which would lead to the end of his life. After news of his death had reached public ear, most people came to the same conclusion: Chris McCandless was an uneducated, arrogant boy who went on a journey seeking death. However, in the novel Into the Wild, Jon Krakaur portrays Chris McCandless’ transcendental quest as a journey full of wonder. Throughout the novel, Krakaur defines McCandless as an intelligent, hard working, determined young man.