Into the Wild Essay In 1992, 24 year old Christopher McCandless abandoned his possessions and decided to hitchhike to Alaska and invent a new life for himself. Chris had just finished college and many thought he was going to further his education but instead he took a fatal trip into the wild. There are many questions still unanswered to why he felt he needed to go on this trip and people will never know the real reason why Chris McCandless hitchhiked to Alaska by himself with insufficient equipment.
Into the Wild Original, is the word many label themselves. “Establishing their own original ideas and doing acts that no one has committed”. But I own one particular opinion being; everyone was designed to be unique but not original. Everyone is different and thinks differently, but inherits their ideas from other people and modifies it to makes it their own. Chris McCandless was definitely a unique individual, imprinting lasting impressions on everyone who come to know him and those who are now reading about him.
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.
In the novel “Into the Wild”, Krakaur goes off on tangents about others similar to that of Chris McCandless. These stories all have a similar undertone that make them tie together for the duration of the book. The first story is about a man with aspirations similar to those of Chris. Gene Rosellini, who was named the Mayor of Hippie Cove by the other residents. Much like Chris, Rosellini had his own standards and ideals.
Can social classes affect the character of a person? In his story “Monstro,” Junot Diaz Describes how an infection took over many people in the Dominican Republic, more specifically the Haitians in poverty. He also gives us insight in the conflict the narrator is facing of liking a girl called Mysty who is of a different social status than he is, and of a wealthy guy called Alex and his desire to be a photographer at any risk. Diaz focuses on how an infection can affect people of different social status. He discusses how immune the wealthy are comparing to the poor to the infected, when compared to the blacks who are more at risk of the disease.
Dr. Alex Karev is a pediatric surgeon in the television series Grey’s Anatomy. The story mainly happens in Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital in Seattle. Alex had it rough growing up. His mother suffered from a mental illness and his father was verbally and physically abusive to him and his mother. He decided to wrestle as a way to learn how to physically confront his dad which he did.
Chris McCandless was never too thrilled over following and living by the rules his parent's imposed. He was always a rebel, following his parents' rules until he could escape to the wild. When they learned of their son's demise in Alaska, they were devastated at most parents would be. They didn't know that the last time they saw Chris, would be their last because of his intention to leave them. Upon Chris disappearing from their lives, they were angry but thought they would see him again.
St. Francis of Assisi was a man who sought peace from the world and tried to bring people together. He gave to the poor and even made a new order in the church, called the Third Order. He believed animals to be his siblings and would always preach to those willing to listen. However, he was not accepted by society when he preached that animals were his brothers and sisters.
herman Alexie began to break down the walls of Native American Reservation life ever since he picked up his first book; or in his case a Superman comic when he was only three years old. Alexie had not yet learned to read, but assumed that the comic read, “ Superman is breaking down the door,” and that Superman says, “I am breaking down the door.”. Growing up on a Spokane Reservation, his creativity; like the brown door in the comic, is blocked. His fellow classmates and his white teachers continuously told him that because of his heritage, because he was “Indian”, he was not supposed to be smart. He was ridiculed by the people around him for answering questions in class and reading books.
Uri Orlev is an Israeli author, who writes for children, he has received the International Hans Christian Anderson Award in 1996 for his ‘lasting contribution children’s literature’. In 1931 he was born in Warsaw, Poland in a Jewish family; his father, a physician, who was captured by the Russians, when World War II broke out. During World War II, he lived in Warsaw Ghetto with his mother and younger brother, until his mother was killed by the Nazis and he was sent to Bergen Belsen concentration camp, after the war he moved to Israel. Orlevhas grew up under barbaric conditions; he is among those Jewish children who survived in Nazi occupied Europe at the end of the World War II. Orlev began to write in 1976 and most of his writings are often autobiographical, other than Hans Christian Anderson Award for children’s literature, he also received the Bialik Prize for literature (jointly with Ruth Almog and Raquel Chalfi) in 2006.
This novel, Ark Angel is set in modern London and the USA. This novel is about a 14-year-old teenage boy named Alex Rider. Alex, is a school boy whose uncle and dad were spies. At a young age he was forced to the MI6 English Intelligence. In this novel, Alex has to save the world again, with help from his fellow MI6 and CIA friends.