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 Chris McCandless was an adventurer. On his adventure, he called himself Alexander Supertramp. He departed from Emory University in May of 1990, where he had just recently graduated. He set off to explore Alaska and the Western United States until July 30, 1992, when he reached his final resting place: the abandoned bus in Denali National Park where he had spent the past four months. He was only 25 years old when he died of starvation.
When the young Chris McCandless set off into the wild in April 1992, many people were unsure of whether or not he would make it out alive. Unfortunately, Chris died in the Alaskan wilderness and captured the attention of a curious writer. Jon Krakauer, author of Into the Wild, was very intrigued by what had caused this young man headed to a life of future and promise to leave everything behind to pursue a life of hardship. In the book Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer uses letters, testimonies, analogies, anecdotes, and language to help divulge why Chris McCandless turned his life upside down and was more happy with his life after doing so. “Here is a copy of my final transcript.
On Christopher journey he decided to enter the Alaskan turran with basically nothing, on his journey to Alaska people stopped him along the way offering him items to help insure his safety in the upcoming winter. Chris was foolish like the man he did not prepare as much as he needed to while coming into winter. While, Chris was on his journey he came across a trailer and decides that is where he was going to reside for the next couple of weeks. He was foolish and simple only bringing one bag of rice to help in survive in the wilderness, little did he know he was going to be stuck there for awhile. While Chris was adventuring out in the turran, the the river he crossed to get to the trailer (where he lives) started to get higher and was fericing flowing with water, making it impossible to cross.
McCandless planned to survive in Alaska by living off the land while Krakauer wanted to be the first one to climb the Devil’s Thumb. What happened instead was that McCandless died at an early age, whilst Krakauer barely made it to tell the tale; proving nothing of value came from their journeys. While life on the road can offer solace to individuals who have struggled in their lives, it is unfathomable to think that the wilderness will offer them any embrace to their ambitions; therefore it should not be pursued as it leads to family issues and ignorant behavior. Life on the road can provide one with a sense of independence from the confines of society. For example, Chris McCandless decided to escape the societal
They don’t have no fun. After a long time they get mean. They wantin’ to fight all the time” (Steinbeck 41). An example of these men is Curley, who has no sympathy or empathy towards others. His relationship with his wife was very difficult because he did not truly love her and often
Into the Wild, a book by Jon Krakauer and a film by Sean Penn, is the story of a young man named Christopher McCandless, or as other people knew him as “Alex Supertramp.” McCandless came from a wealthy family and graduated from Emory University as a top athlete. Instead of pursuing a career, he gave his money to charity, then he set out on a journey to Alaska, to find happiness. Eventually he perished on August 18, 1992 (aged 24). McCandless died in the Alaskan wilderness, due to starvation. He lived in the wilderness for about three months, his body was discovered by a hunter looking for shelter, on September 6, 1992.
It quickly becomes apparent that Celie has no mother figure of her own growing up. She has an abusive father in her life that initially does not care for her. He uses her for his own pleasure and disregards the consequences of his
But my grandfather was illiterate, he could not read or write so he needed looked for a job that did not require reading and writhing. He didn’t care what the job is as long as he became independent, and able to provide for himself. So he moved from Al-hassah to Dhahran at the age of seventeen to apply for a job at the Arabian American company as we call it now Aramco. Once he got to Dhahran there where no housing for Saudis, so for several weeks he lived in tents in the suburbs of Dhahran that they called the Saudi camps. In those weeks, he would wake up at the early hours of the morning before the sun rises, then he would his long way to Dammam, for more the two hors he would walk on the dirty road that would led him to the registration office.
As the story develops the relationship gets worse. She can’t control her son anymore; she can’t feel the connection between them anymore, as her son keeps lying into her face. It’s like he’s hiding something, and she wants to find out, but he doesn’t let her in. Which says a lot about their relationship. Raymond Carver captures readers’ interest by making assumptions because he doesn’t include every detail.