Would you go above and beyond like Chris did to be himself and run away with no word left behind? How would you feel leaving your family with that speechless pain? Chris felt he did not belong anywhere in the society the world was placing him to be. He was strong enough to get up and make a big change in his life and I admire for that, but not for leaving with not one word left. Chris understood life a
There were only short periods in time where McCandless was truly on his own. His journey into Alaska would prove the longest period in time where he was on his own, but that would prove fatal to him. McCandless thought he wanted to escape society, even those whom he came to call “friend”. In the end, it was them who could have saved him from his doom and it is apparent when McCandless sees his entire life flash before he finally succumbs to death. McCandless most likely never sought out to be alone forever, but rather to find the answer to his questions along his journey.
Everyone copes differently but trying to hide pain and not cope at all is one of the most toxic ways to heal. No one want to cope because no one plans for death; however, with strategizing and seeking all methods of help and recovery an individual can become whole again. Automatically, the first reaction to death is initial shock and not knowing how how to move on; however, in order to continue on with life an individual must let themselves grieve, accept what has happened, and then slowly begin to move on. Honestly, the majority of people would not think they could handle any sort of steps to recovery but in the long run they will be thankful they did. A tragedy as huge and saddening as death will always be a scary and touchy topic, but if people try to help themselves and not try to conquer bereavement on their own they will be better
Max started out the book being lonely and hopeless. He just accepted that he had a bad life and didn’t make an effort to make it any better. Then he met a real friend, Freak, and he found hope that he had a purpose in life. When the book ended Max had hope that he would turn out alright. Philbrick is trying to tell his readers that everyone has hope in their lives, they just need a true friend to help them find
He knew how to feed Gabe and take care of him. The only reason Jonas was still alive was because of Gabe and his community. If he would have chosen to give up, than he would have done everybody wrong. . All the memories that he had been exposed in the last year would have proceeded to stay trapped outside and the community would have never had to face the consequences of their doing.
Without memory there is no civilization, no society, no future’ (interview). This quote is about how if you don’t remember these events then it might happen again if something this bad happens again then our society wont be no more there would be alot of world problems that we can’t have. We also need to remember those who have died because of the dehumanization they went through.”I became A-7713. From then on, I had no other name.” (pg. 42) this shows dehumanization because they weren’t even given a proper name they were just given a code like they weren’t people anymore.
In the case where the pain is to big, he will block people away when drinking and escaping. Father’s are supposed to be strong, invicible and saviors. At moments of weakness Junior’s dad has no other tool but to disappear. It is hard to live a life when you know there is no other outcome for you but this. When you know there is barely nothing you can offer to your children.
The saddest part of it all is that George, Harrison’s father doesn’t remember his son’s death because of the government transmitters that make him forget anything that makes him do too much thinking (Vonnegut 5,6). This shows how their society is being brainwashed into thinking that this is the way that everyone should be equal. People were either too afraid or they thought that what the government was right.There is no difference, there is no diversity, and there are no outliers. The author warns the reader that in the story, diversity and uniqueness are canceled out and that everyone is forced to be
Above all Chris McCandless was an arrogant man. He refused many offers of help he got under the ground of that it was cheating. His arrogance led to him taking unnecessary risks which led to him encountering many hapless events. A quote from Into the Wild, his sister Carine said, “ Chris didn’t think twice about risking his own life, but he never would have put Buckley in any kind of danger (Krakauer 128). This really shows that without a person to keep a handle on him, to give him a conscience about what he was putting himself into, he was really the only one credible for his ultimate demise.
Stein’s only purpose are his wife and children. The camp changes Elie, it breaks the link he used to have to his father. Even though they seem inseparable, they are alone when it comes to survival and endurance. Elie’s only wish upon seeing the beating is to get away in case the supervisor attacks him. This moment demonstrates that in the camp survival comes before anything else, even one’s family.