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
Into the Wild Essay Most people go into the wilderness to go camping for a week or less than a week, then leave. Some stay for more than a week. Chris McCandless was in the wild for at least one hundred days.“ I’ve decided to live this life for some time to come. The freedom and the beauty of it is too good to pass up.”(pg.92) 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.
Alex and Huck like to live in the wild because they know nature is powerful and can provide for all their needs. These protagonists choose to leave society behind because they want to leave the worldly things that corrupt society behind. Huck sees his father whose life is ruined because of drinking and he wants to forge a new life. Twain wrote, “Pap he hadn’t been seen for more than a year, and that was comfortable for me; I didn’t want to see him no more” (Twain 12). The readers can see Huck’s disdain for his father.
Only then, forced at six months to confront his destiny […]” (Lahiri, 40). Gogol starts to feel that he wants nothing to do with the traditional rituals. As of this result, his father and mother have two birthday parties one for his American friend and one with south Asian cultures, as Gogol does not want his American friends to see the difference between him and his friends. Du Bois explains why people change their identity it “described double consciousness as a sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others”. This shows how
He wanted to divorce his parents and flee from society. “No longer to be poisoned by civilization he flees and walks alone upon the land to become lost in the wild.” (Chris pg.163). Chris had been gone for two years living off the land and a few bags of rice to get him by. He had all the freedom in the world and then he started to realize that everyone makes mistakes. He was even starting to forgive.
Ananda like Nina had lost his parents in an accident and went to Canada with his uncle, a successful dentist in Halifax to pursue his higher education. His loneliness and troubled memories of his parents were haunting him in the beginning and his stay with his uncle Dr Sharma’s family for a month made him realize that he was expected to be on his own. He shifted to his friend Gary’s place where he felt more comfortable and it was there he discovered that he has some sexual difficulties while he tried having sex with Sue, a friend of Gary. But he couldn’t accept it and associated it with only white girls. With his sister’s initiation he received a picture of Nina and visited India during the Christmas holiday and both were allowed to meet.
Whenever Chris got close to someone he would always leave. In Penns movie, Into the Wild, He left his parents, and multiple people he met along his journey. People would grow attached to Chris, like the free spirited couple he met on the road and the old man who loved him so much he wanted to adopt him, but Chris was selfish and left. He wanted to go to Alaska so badly that he just wanted to leave his whole life behind. Chris trying to leave society makes his disregard the rules and laws that society put in place.
In Tobias Wolff’s “Rich Brother”, Donald drives him and his brother named Pete to the woods and they stop in the middle of nowhere in the woods to talk. Donald leaves his brother Pete in the woods alone and forgets about him. When Donald goes to his house, his wife asks him where his brother was, but Donald didn’t tell her and only he knew where Pete was (pg. 375). Like in “Young Goodman Brown”, we can tell that the setting of the woods or forest has a big meaning on how it has a big impact on the characters.
He knows that the school doesn’t want him to be there anymore, his roommate almost beat him unconscious, and his parents will only be disappointed when they know that he has been expelled from yet another school. For Holden, it seems like there is no one else to turn to, except his younger sister Phoebe who he can’t see unless he goes home. Teenagers all across America feel this same sort of detachment from the rest of society. Only one thing going wrong could cause the rest of our worlds to collapse. Holden ended up trying to live on the streets when he ran out of money, and as the story progressed, he dug himself into a larger hole of loneliness.
In the beginning of A Christmas Carol, Scrooge is very secluded and far from happy. He declines going to eat with his nephew and when the two men walk into his shop scrooge doesn’t donate to those in need. Later on during the first chapter, he is greeted by the ghost of his partner, Jacob Marley, and is told about what will happen to him. The things that will happen to him are because of his greedy and materialistic nature, a prime example of the theme, money can’t buy happiness. Moving on, we will go further into the book.