He feared that by staying he would be distracted and never again have the chance to travel. Life to Chris meant living out his wildest dreams, living freely in the wild was a challenge he was willing to put himself through. There he’d have no limits or rules to hold him back, so he knew it;d be the perfect place to terminate his personal issues. Like Chris, many people have set out
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. Chris McCandless was very courageous for ditching all his possessions to take a trip in the wilderness. “Really, I think he was just plain crazy,” I do agree with Callarman because I think Chris was a little crazy for doing these actions. He was a very courageous for doing this because not many people would take a random trip to the wilderness because people would rather be in
Krakauer also put some of McCandless’ journals and letters in the book. According to Shaun Callarmans analysis Chris McCandless had no business going to Alaska. Callarman thinks Chris McCandless is just plain crazy. Callarman doesn't admire his courage or noble ideas. Even though Shaun Callarman thinks Chris McCandless was bright and ignorant, also made mistakes because of his arrogance, I disagree with Callarmans analysis
Imagine giving up all your possessions and going into the wild with nothing but the bare necessities. Most people would turn away at the idea of it, but Chris McCandless found the allure of the wilderness greater than the risk. According to the book Into the Wild, “No longer would he answer to Chris McCandless; he was now Alexander Supertramp, master of his own destiny.” (23) McCandless’s life was filled with family problems, and he wanted to truly find himself in the depths of the Alaskan wilderness. He knew that his journey could very easily result in his death, but he didn’t care. He was worried more about the journey, not his destination.
Jack London had been an American novelist and is known for works such as The Call of the Wild, which McCandless greatly admired. Chris McCandless had greatly admired Jack London, going as far as carving “Jack London is King” at what came to be the site of his death. The Jack London quote used in the epigraph describes a scene in the forest but uses bitter imagery- yet somehow still romanticises it. “Alex” was unable to ever see past the facade London had built- given that London had hardly ever spent time in the wild himself and most definitely nowhere near as intense as Alaska. This chapter had described how he had been found and this quote leads back to that because though Chris was intelligent, he did not understand that London had to make nature sound beautiful.
Allan was there for Edgar at all times, though sometimes he did not approve of Edgar’s decisions, Allan supported him. Edgar Allan Poe started publishing in 1827, he started publishing some of his classics such as “Tell-tale-heart”, “The Raven”, and “Berenice”. Due to Edgar’s lack of money, he was only able to go to the University of Virginia for a semester. Henry David Thoreau and Edgar Allan Poe were to complete different people but both had support from relatives and friends. Though Edgar was not very wealthy, he was very successful due to his writing and his artistic skills.
There were various things McCandless could have done that would’ve changed his fate significantly. McCandless was bright and ignorant at the same time, I believe he had no business going into Alaska. Even though I don’t think McCandless was so smart, I admire his courage, a lot of people feel like they are missing something, and they do nothing about it and eventually fall into depression. McCandless, on the other hand, went out to look for what he thought he was missing, his plans didn’t go so well, but he at least tried to do something about it. McCandless’ legacy lives today, some people look up to him, many
He wasn’t comfortable in the ranch so he wanted to leave, and that is exactly how a little boy acts. Also, Lennie is a very innocent person. He look at things in a different way that anyone else, he can’t realize if he is doing a good or a bad thing. In the novel when he tells George: “If you don’t want me I can go off in the hills and find a cave. I can go away any
Many people may feel corrupt or threatened by the government and may want to disappear from the system. A young man managed to get away, however did not accomplish it on good terms. Chris McCandless was the name of the nonconformist. He wanted to go into the wild with no technology and nothing that would connect him with society. Not even his parents because he felt a sense of betrayal, his dad had another family with another woman that nobody knew about.
One example of this is when Buck steals food, “A great uproar was raised, but he was unsuspected; while Dub, an awkward blunderer who was always getting caught, was punished for Buck’s misdeed”(Page 21). Buck has never stolen food before because he had got the perfect life at Judge Miller’s place. Buck used to be stuffed with food, but now he has very little food. This is a sign of thriving through a growth mindset because he is learning how to live life the real wild animals and now he does not have to depend on anyone. Also Buck was told to sleep in the snow and he couldn 't he scented “A whiff of warm air ascended to his nostrils, and there, curled up under the snow in a snug ball, lay Billee.
McCunn was careless he didn’t remember to get a way out of the arctic for winter time, he died painfully. It was a life lesson to pay attention to the signs around you. To be safe rather than sorry, McCunn to me was stupid, he threw away shotgun shells just because he thought he could, he didn’t pay attention to his surrounding, he didn’t even know how to signal help. He never helped himself so no one could help him, this was similar to McCandles. Alex had limited supplies, he stopped all contact with the people who knew of him.
Along the way he has met many people that were willing to help him get to his destination. Everyone wondered why he dropped everything. Many believed it was because of his philosophical beliefs and his literary influences, but nevertheless they are simply wrong because he wanted to escape his imperfect relationship with his parents and he had a history of rebellion & risk-taking tendencies. A reason why Chris decided to leave everything behind and head down to Alaska, was because he wanted to escape the flawed relationship he had with his parents. Chris was the type of person who favored the world for it’s beauty rather than favor it for the materialistic items its people had to offer.
Siddhartha’s and Chris’ journeys are both motivated by the rejection of their old lifestyles. Chris’ parents argued a lot in Into the Wild and had many fights, despite this they still loved him. Even though Chris was loved by his parents he wanted to escape all of their fights, this is why instead of just isolating himself he actually had to take a physical journey. Chris also wanted to leave behind his wealth and money, so he took his journey to Alaska. Siddhartha takes his journey into the woods to be a Samana because he wanted to live with them and leave his dad and his fame behind.