Chris McCandless and Timothy Treadwell have many similarities. Chris McCandless and Timothy Treadwell both ventured out into Alaska trying to accomplish their own goals. While in Alaska they both lived in the wild. Chris lived on a bus in the Alaskan wilderness living off the land (Krakauer 54). Timothy Treadwell lived in the Alaskan wilderness helping bears (“The Bear Man”).
Throw in a dozen “real world issues” with bland characters and there is a best seller. Books that chose to cover deep or troubling issues are often seen as a sacred text for daring to go further than boring and clichéd themes like follow your heart or never give up. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher received a ton of praise after the Netflix adaptation of it came out. People loved how it took the time to discuss teen suicide, but many hated how the aftermath of the suicide was recklessly handled. TV shows such as the CW’s Riverdale are notorious for being overly melodramatic and pointlessly complicated simply for the sake of drama.
He has a friendly but paranoid demeanor to his personality, and he is loved by his second 'family ', which is just Greasers. Last but not least, Dallas or 'Dally ' Winston. He is a typical bad boy in the novel, and most young adults or girls like guys like him because he 's wild and very flirtatious. He 's a tuff guy with a lot of pent up anger, but he rarely takes it out on his buddies unless they made him angry. People may like other characters in The Outsiders, but these three boys seemed to be liked the most for their different personalities.
In McCandless 's situation, I know I would do the same thing. I agree with Shaun Callarmans ' argument, I too think that McCandless was bright and ignorant at the same time(Callarmans, 2016). However I do admire McCandless ' courage and noble ideas he was crazy, silly and arrogant, but he truly believed he was going to find happiness. McCandless was looking at being ignorant, arrogant and silly. I agree he was arrogant and ignorant at the end that was what killed him.
Ethan Frome from the book Ethan Frome fits the description of a tragic hero, but only in some aspects. In most aspects, Ethan more closely fits the description of a pathetic coward. Ethan Frome does have a reversal of fortune because of his error in judgement, but Ethan is not hubris, nor is his fate greater than he deserved. Conversely, Hamlet does fit the mold of a tragic hero well. He had a flaw of judgement in deciding to avenge his father, his fortune is reversed from a wealthy prince to a dead man, Hamlet does realize he brought about his own fate, he does have excessive pride, and his fate is the worst kind of fate; death.
Chris’ determination, self will, pursuit of happiness and the urge to break free are all explored. He did everything he could, so people wouldn’t be able to find him. Changing his name to Alex Supertramp, eliminating everything he had, and only taking things that he needs. Jon Krakauer's “Into the Wild” is an excellent book about how McCandless traveled to Alaska, and how he conquered his dreams. Krakauer also put some of McCandless’ journals and letters in the book.
For in striving to be that, it can be said that insecurity is an invisible weapon that oftentimes kills our self-esteem. At the beginning of the novel, Gene is envious of Phineas’s talents and care-free spirit. Therefore, Gene’s doubts destroys his confidence in his own capabilities. Although Gene is honored to be Phineas’s best friend, and this makes him realize that,
After a quick vote, Ralph was elected leader of the stranded boys, leaving Jack jealous and vengeful. Golding expresses in the novel how people can be made powerless and put in danger due to their self image. As a way to express this, Golding uses the character, Piggy, to give the audience a sense of what it feels like to have problems and conditions that create a separation between people. Piggy is a character with more of a sensible appeal to the problems that arise in this novel, but he is dramatically weakened after being caught time and time again envying Jack and Ralph. Piggy is described as a "fatly naked" (13) boy as he and Ralph are first scoping out and entering the pool, whereas when Piggy was exiting
I wished to see the caveman, what he had to offer,” (The Odyssey, 151). The wise and clever Odysseus was ignorant to the peril of the situation that even his crew could distinguish all because he was eager to behold what a behemoth could offer a war hero like himself. In reality, Odysseus let his pride blind him to the
“Mental Illness so you go Into the WIld” “In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter….” stated Jon Krakauer.