Also they both survived from the wilderness. When they went to the Yellow Stone National Park it was in the winter. Another similarity is that they are both explorer. Murphy and Colter also had difference from each other. A difference when they got to Yellow Stone National Park Murphy used a snowmobile but Colter walked to get there.
This would create a different set up of survival. Starting this new plan would be raiding, anything from a huge store to a small residential house would be raided. The reason for this would be getting supplies and replenishing weapons, ammo, or anything that may need to be replaced. Surrounding that would be hints of the original plan created, there would still always have to be safe place to ensure a consist place of protection so that it is always there if it is needed. To end, I would start a search for human civilization to eventually rebuild our great
McCandless went to live a simple life in nature without materialistic influence. They both made it to Alaska and lived their dream for a short time. McCunn ended his journey in the interior and remote part of Alaska. The winters here were deadly cold and a person would have to be extremely resourceful to survive. McCandless found his refuge in Denali national park Alaska on a deserted bus with little resources.
Snow serves as a symbol of the love the couple once shared together. The narrator explains the night of the “big snow”, “Remember the night, out on the lawn, knee-deep in snow, chins pointed to the sky as the wind whirled down all that whiteness?” (108) which is a symbol of the climax of the love and happiness shared between the two lovers. However, the narrator uses the idea of snow once again, “just a few dots of white, no field of snow” (109) to contrast the previous image. The few dots of white symbolize the absence or dwindling of love and affection that was once shared in the house the narrator passes by. Similarly to how snow falls and then eventually melts away, the love that grew within the couple eventually melted away as well.
He only traveled with his pack and a rifle covering close to 500 miles (Wise, Legands of America 1). While on his way to discovering Northwestern Wyoming, Colter used his prior knowledge of the wilderness and a trail previously made by the Indians in earlier years (Moulton). In the fall of 1807 Colter saw bubbling ponds and steaming water called Colter’s Hell, which is known mostly as Yellowstone as a whole instead of just one spot in the park. Even though Naïve Americans had seen this before, John Colter was the first white man to have seen the thermals, geysers and the natural beauty of Yellowstone and Jackson Hole (Nelson). Colter crossed Wind River Mountain and through Jackson Hole almost 20 years before Davis Jackson’s name was given to the valley, and Coulter had no intention of naming the valley (Nelson 65).
The setting reveals characteristic or information about main character. In the story, Brian is thrown in the Canadian Northern forest which is severe place where has dangerous beasts such as bears and wolfs. Brian could just panic and committed suicide or die out of hunger without doing anything. However, the severe environment that brain is facing changed him and shows the readers that how strong mental strength he has. When he was cast away in the forest, Brian did not give up on surviving.
Carter uses symbols such as the weather during the incident, and how the characters are not given a specific name or alias. According to paragraph one of “Popular Mechanics”,”The weather turned and the snow was melting into dirty water”. This explains ha snow represents a good relationship and bond since snow symbolizes purity, and when the snow is transforming into dirty water, the purity of the couple is disappearing. Also according to “Popular Mechanics”,” He was in the bedroom, pushing clothes into a suitcase when she came into the door”. The situation also represents a form of symbolism because the characters are not given a form of identification,therefore, this represents how in society, the relationship between the two couple breaking apart can inevitably happen to anyone.
For example, when the gambler sends Tommy off with the snow shoes, he agrees to go part of the way with him and then return to the group. However, time passes and John Oakhurst does not return. Both Piney and the Dutchess end up dying in the camp while waiting for the return of John. The narrator then reveals that John Oakhurst has in fact taken his own life. “And pulseless and cold, with a Derringer by his side and a bullet in his heart, though still calm as in life, beneath the snow lay he who was at once the strongest and yet the weakest of the outcasts of Poker Flat” (paragraph 36).
Arrogance is Dangerous In the short story “To Build a Fire” by Jack London, the author analyzes the similarities of humans logic and animal instincts in a life or death situation. The story takes place in a arctic winter where a man and his dog are trekking through a frozen forest to get to another town. Soon after he leaves, the man realizes that it is a lot colder than he had thought when his spit freezes instantly in the air instead of it freezing when it hits the ground. Despite this discovery and the fact of humans only being able to “live within certain narrow limits of heat and cold”(London 482), the man decided to continue on towards his destination. During the whole time the man was just trying to prove it to others that he able to conquer these conditions, while the dog knows that the cold they are enduring is nothing to test.
He takes a risk that could either pay off mightily or possibly send him to his death. The Man is lead to a yukon territory that is extremely cold. He is isolated from all people and only has a dog making the journey with him. It is clear that the temperature becomes the man's enemy, “Fifty degrees below zero meant 80 degrees of frost. Such facts told him that it was cold and uncomfortable, and that was all.
13. The author’s views towards the subject are understanding, and appreciative for what Chris McCandless had done. The author could relate to Chris’s story as he had his own experiences hiking alone in the wild with no way of getting help. “I would go to Alaska, ski inland from the sea across thirty miles of glacial ice, and ascend this mighty nordwand. I decided, moreover, to do it alone.” (Krakauer, 135) This quote is about the author and his trek up the Stikine Ice Cap, like Chris he decided to adventure on his own, removing himself from society.
The thousands of Indians in a month’s, went to hundreds in a weeks, and too few in a days. The federal government forced them to leave their homelands and walk thousands of miles to a specially designated “Indian territory” across the Mississippi River. Some of the natives were crying that they had to leave their homeland, that they had many generations and traditions created. They made the journey to Indian territory on foot some, bound in chains and marched double file without any food, supplies or other help from the government. The natives did not have warm clothes to pass true the cold weather but the settlers were well prepared for the snowy mountains.