This makes his story more heartbreaking in my opinion. Because he was carrying numerous forms of ID on him, he unmistakably wasn’t planning on deserting society forever; he wanted to return hopefully someday. Perhaps he would have written a book about his whereabouts or what he grasped about the significance of life while absorbed in the wild. Maybe he would have justified why he never contacted his parents. Although Chris inspired many people from his Alaskan expedition, he could have inspired so many more if he had survived.
Stuckey was one of the many people that Chris met and impacted when traveling up to Alaska. Stuckey decided to give the clean-shaven Chris McCandless a ride to Fairbanks, Alaska, despite policy stating against picking up hitchhikers on the trucking route. In the short three days of traveling together, Stuckey learned that Chris had wanted to “live off of the land” since childhood. The book Into the Wild gives a quote from Stuckey that explains one idea of Chris’s motive for the actions taken. “He wanted to prove himself that he could make it on his own, without anyone else’s help” (Krakauer 159).
It’s a great program. Unfortunately, both times he left the program before his year was up. I couldn’t understand why someone would want to choose being homeless over having a full belly, a safe warm place to live and no financial responsibility. To myself that seemed ludicrous, who in their right mind would do such a thing? That’s when it hit me!
Secondly, most citizens would not hike across the country without having a main goal out of what they want planned. McCandless hiked steadily and excitedly all the way from South Dakota to Fairbanks, Alaska to be on his own. With a very small amount of food or clothes he stumbled upon an abandoned bus to live in to be away from people this continued to be McCandless’s paradise. Without the help of technology he used to sun for the time of day and hunting for his food instead of a grocery store. However being on his own McCandless decided to do his own way of society by starting with a Declaration of Independence for only his self but the main part declares, “No longer to be poisoned by civilization he flees, and walks alone upon the land to become lost in the wild” (KraKauer 163).
it changes because in the beginning because Buck starts out in San Diego. Then he goes to Alaska and he’s not used to snow then he would run and play instead of digging holes to stay warm.because that 's what he was used to doing in San Diego. The conflict in the book was that when it became spring the dogs could pull anymore because there was no snow for them to have traction. So by time everyone started to move across the hills the snow started to melt so they had to pull them stuff by back, or stay and camp were they where. When they use foreshadowing was when Buck and john was going to cross the river and Pete told John that it was going to break because it was starting to get warmer.Then later in the book the river is still frozen so Buck and John went ahead and crossed and john fell through and Buck went and pushed him up against the rock.
“We’ll take this one grave at a time,” my dad assured me. I was not completely convinced, but knew if I strived to live up to my aspirations, my lifelong goal of becoming an Eagle Scout would be within my reach. I did not decide to build a bench or spread bark dust over a trail for my Eagle project because that is simply uninteresting and done far too often. My project was to be an uncommon venture in which I could gain real life skills. I easily embraced a suggestion I received of restoring an abandoned pioneer cemetery due to these reasons.
Being macho Marv, he to this day denies that he cried. As the tripper in training, I knew the truth but I recognized Marv’s narrative was important to him. All of a sudden, I felt I found my calling was to be there to keep the morale of the campers, such as Marv, up. The portages were still through bug-infested woods and many of the lakes maintained their whitecap waves. But there was no Nate.
Many viewed McCandless to be egotistical due to the fact that he left his entire life to pursue his personal desires, and he didn’t think about how others would feel after he left, or if he did, he didn’t care. McCandless was also seen as ignorant. He was not only careless with the feelings of others, but also with his well being. He didn’t seem to know what would be awaiting him in the wild because he
In our lives, people believe that destiny controls our lives and that when things happen it 's for a reason. In into the wild by Jon Krakauer and Oedipus, by Sophocles, it shows us strong examples of destiny. Into the wild shows us destiny when Chris Supertramp goes through many hardships like his car being in a flood and the battery dying. When this happens he has to leave his car behind but is happy because it looks like it was destiny to shed access things and walk up to Alaska meeting new people along the way and making friends that supported him in his endeavors. It was also his destiny to find the bus and eat wild pea plants and die.
Christopher McCandless, a 29-year-old dreamer, went on the journey of a lifetime to involve himself with nature and being truly independent. He had lived a life of privilege, made amazing grades in school, and even went to school at Emory College, getting degrees in both history and anthropology. Even though he seemed to have everything good going for him, it’s not the life he wanted. McCandless decides after law school to go deep into the “wild”, with no map, no resources. All he kept was a small journal and camera in which he captured and recorded all of his experiences in, allowing people for the rest of time to read and learn about his journey in his book titled Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer.
Men work majority of their lives saving so when they retire then they can enjoy life, but will they be in good health to do that. They can only hope so. Thoreau explains why he left the woods, “I left the woods for as good a reason as I went there. Perhaps it seemed to me that I had several more lives, and could not spare any more time for that one” (Thoreau 1149). He continues on with saying what he learned from his experience out in the woods, “I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours” (Thoreau 1149).
Knowing Chris’s motives it is alright to try escaping into the wild, but to a certain extent. It was important to McCandless to prove to himself he could make it on his own without anybody else’s help (205). McCandless planned to go out into the bush of Alaska and live off the country. Krakauer believed that McCandless had very little experience of living with nothing a year prior to his “great Alaskan odyssey”. It is noted that McCandless subsited for a month of the Gulf of California living just off five pounds of rice and a bounty of fish he caught (206).
McCandless shows that the expedition was self-discovery, to take a risk to improve his own life. Throughout his journey, McCandless lies in harsh environments as well as having several ways and chances to get home, but he does not take them. Many would try to say that risky lifestyles are dangerous and best to take the easiest approach especially since Chris dies in Alaska in his journey. Proving that risk can take your life or loved ones, but that is why it is important to do risky choices in life since it pays back in the long run. The last thing Chris wrote was, “I have had a happy life and thank the Lord.
Environment and Technology on the Appalachian Trail The individuals Bryson met on the Appalachian Trail and the revelations he experienced magnified his respect for the wilderness and his disdain for technology. At the beginning of his memoir, he knows little about the wilderness. He decides to embark on the adventure of hiking the Appalachian Trail in order to get in shape, and prove to himself that he could do it. He also felt compelled to go because the trail could potentially be destroyed in the next fifty years. His decision to attempt this ambitious adventure is rash; he wasn’t planning it out for months beforehand.