He feels that his parents are too controlling, and he wants to be more free. Chris seems happy at his college graduation, but he leaves his house unexpectedly and never returns. This leads his parents to worry about Chris’ well being. He is not someone to ask for much money, because he gives his savings to charity and burns most of his possessions. McCandless explores the wild by hitchhiking towards Alaska.
Chris McCandless frequently did exactly that. The majority of people that hear or read the story of McCandless overlook the fact that Chris could be, in fact, selfless even when it didn’t benefit him. Even when he must go without. Chris McCandless wanted to have an adventure and learn what it’s like to be away from the conforming ways of society. He wanted to escape the evils of his life and the world.
Mccandless although he had many material possessions he did not find them to feel the void he had as a child. His parents were not very affectionate especially his father, who only seeked his son to be a wealthy and educated man. He expected the best from chris and would pressure him to be the best he could. Mccandless would only conform to his father's idealistic standards so that his father would not continue to nag him. Mccandless decided that after he finished his undergrad he would make his own destiny.
The truth is that in our society education is highly important to have stability in life, so it makes sense that his parent were worried when he said he did not want to go to college. If I was in their place, I too would have wanted the best for McCandless and insisted he get a good education. I do think that McCandless is admirable for following his own path and not worrying about society's standards. At the same time, he seems a bit selfish despite his charity. He seems like he wants to impose his views on others because he thinks he is right, and when people do not completely agree, he cuts them out of his life.
The manner in which it was written was ingenous. Jon leads us away from liking Chris, but then slowly without realizing it, we start sympathizing with him. At the end of the book, we find ourselves at a crossroads of, do we actually feel sorry for Chris, as if he were a brother or sister; someone who meant something to us, or are we just being the kind hearted soul we were brought up to be? In the book, Into the Wild, author Jon Krakauer claims that Chris McCandless is misunderstood. People weren’t able to empathize with his choices.
Shakespeare narrating the accurate truth of Caesar’s story and also revealing the historical complexities and uncertainties during the time, caused Ace Pilkington, a professor of English and History at Dixie State University, to state that Julius Caesar is basically “a complex representation of historical truth” (Pilkington). Shakespeare had to implement
I agree with Callarman, because McCandless was bright, he found his way around difficulties, he constructed a plan and pursued it, with many flaws, but he made it. He was ignorant, because he didn’t see that he did not have to go into Alaska and leave everyone behind for happiness. He had what he needed to be happy with him his whole life, he figured it out once it was too late. His family was there by his side, if he would’ve noticed earlier, he wouldn’t have left and he would have found his happiness at home. McCandless had a chance to embark on a prestigious and profitable career, he would’ve been successful and in time he would be happy again in his family’s
This story is about a journey of Chris McCandless, the man who left society for isolation. The author portrays Chris’ standpoints clearly, the simplicity of nature and individualism shines through as beautiful, but the unprincipled society can ruin it
With the intent of living simplistically, Chris had also hoped to find his meaning of life. “McCandless was thrilled to be on his way north, and he was relieved as well—relieved that he had again evaded the impending threat of human intimacy, of friendship, and all the messy emotional baggage that comes with it. He had fled the claustrophobic confines of his family. He’d successfully kept Jan Burres and Wayne Westerberg at arm’s length, flitting out of their lives before anything was expected of him. And now he’d slipped painlessly out of Ron Franz’s life as well" (55).
Julius Caesar is a story in which a group of conspirators want to overthrow the ruler of Rome. In all three of these stories, the main character makes a decision based on what they think is the best choice. All of these characters do not want to their family involved, and they end up hurting their family in the end. Through the evolution of