Furthermore, Wagamese touches on how important culture and tradition are and that you can not learn all the little intricate parts of the culture all on your own. With the right guide and the right teachings Garnet slowly felt himself reconnecting with his Ojibway relatives and history. “Feeling safe beside the remains of this cabin that was full of my history. Feeling safe beside this fire that burned like Ojibway fires had been burning for thousands of years. Feeling safe because of that growing sense inside me that I was really part of it all.”
The book and story of Chris McCandless reflects on the transcendentalist ideas and the effects of human nature, whether positive or negative. Chris, a young ambitious kid travels the country for two years and then makes his way to Alaska to live into the wild, which will be his last stop. When in the wild, the transcendentalist ideals shine through as having a positive effect, however, when living in society and reflecting back on society, they reflect a negative response on human nature. When on his own, Chris sees the beauty in the world around him, but with noise and money and working people, he sees the cluttered nonsense of this world. Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer reflects transcendental ideas through individualism and the awe of nature,
Have you ever wonder why Jon Krakauer decided to write the book called “into the wild”, based on Mccandless’ travel? There are many reasons why he wrote this book but one of those reasons is that he identifies himself with Mccandless 's story and he wants to explain what actually happened. In addition, Jon Krakauer and Mccandless are two different persons but they also have many things in common such as ,that they have almost the same reason why they are not satisfied with life and that most of the society did not agree with them. Many people learned to never stop fitting for your dreams from Chris Mccandless and Jon Krakaue . Who is Christopher Mccandless?, Christopher Mccandless was an American hiker and traveler.
“As to when I shall visit civilization, it will not be soon, I think. I have not tired of the wilderness; rather I enjoy its beauty and the vagrant life I lead, more keenly all the time”( 87). Growing up, McCandless would go in the outdoors with his family and go rock climbing. After his family would be done, Chris would go off on his own even when his father would tell him no. In the song Freedom by Akon, there is a lyric which relates to McCandless
Kevin Sun Mrs. Cohen English 2CP --D February 22, 2018 Another Perspective The film Into the Wild is based on the life of Chris McCandless, a young man who rejected the consumerist society of America in order to live a more simple life. Through his travels, Chris carried essays by Transcendentalist philosophers Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, suggesting that McCandless is impacted by Transcendentalist ideals. Two key tenets of Transcendentalism that clearly influenced McCandless’ choices are the value of simplicity and the importance of self-reliance.
In Henry David Thoreau memoir, Walden , chapter two, Where I Lived, and What I Lived For ,Thoreau explains why, “ I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life.” Thoreau uses the appeal of pathos to display to the audience his declaration of living simplistic all the way cut down to the necessities with figurative language and syntactical choices. Thoreau breaks down this chapter into two sections where he lived and what he lives for, as the name of the chapters. In Where I Lived, starting off on the first line, “AT A CERTAIN season of our life we are accustomed to consider every spot as the possible site of a house, ” Thoreau uses a paradox, and irony, to state when one is looking for a house, one considers every possible land space to build/buy a house; now it might not seem true, but when you’re looking for a place to live, one does take into account every available property. Ironically, Thoreau himself, is looking for a house and has, “...surveyed the country on every side within a dozen miles.”
Jurgis the protagonist of the book The Jungle was both a conformist and a rebel throughout the story. At the beginning of the story he followed rules and lived life as a conformist , later events in the story caused Jurgis to rebell and not really care about rules. When Jurgis first arrived in Chicago he had to find a job to support his family. Jurgis would follow the rules and do whatever his boss demanded at work so he wouldn’t get fired. Eventually Jurgis and his wife Ona saved enough money to buy a house.
Chris Mccandless was a smart, able and talented guy, he wanted to break away from society, live off the land and survive on his own, and find himself. He did, but at the cost of his life, and with one simple mistake he died in the Alaskan wilderness. Mccandless hoped to gain one thing from his life in the brush, and that was autonomy, a sense that he, Christopher Mccandless, could survive, all by himself in the wilds of America. One of his goals, in his search for the self, was to “Become Lost in The Wild” (163) and live off whatever kind of lands he found himself in. Chris accomplished this in his 2 years among strangers, tramps, and eventually new friends.
Chris McCandless was in his early 20’s, he was the kind of that guy that wanted to learn and experience life without all of the material things. He wanted to be independent from his parents and friends so Chris did something that would be insane for most of us humans but to him, it wasn’t. He went into the wild of Alaska for months, in fact, McCandless even thought he could make it out alive at the end of his journey. As a matter of fact, he was known as being a risk taker and enjoyed being out and about in the nature side of the world. Many would believe that Chris McCandless went into the wild to purposely kill himself; however, I myself believe that McCandless did not do it purposely.
Thoreau’s purpose is to live a simple life. He doesn't want to live the fast life, he wants to see every detail there is and obtain everything life offers. Thoreau wanted to die knowing he lived what life was meant to be. “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” This is an antithesis because Thoreau supports his decision on going into to the woods by saying if he didn't, he would regret it.
Henry David Thoreau was a philosopher, poet, and a very outspoken person about society. He discusses his opinions on how people should live in his essay “Where I Lived and What I Lived For.” Thoreau's philosophy of simplicity and individualism and self-sufficiency poses many dangers for communities as a whole. Although there are many setbacks, his philosophy is, however, still viable today. Thoreau strongly advocates self-sufficiency and individualism in this essay.
The effects of isolation and solitude on people can have considerable outcomes. A change in behavior, an ignorance to civility, and a lack of fundamental human needs are present in those who either choose to isolate themselves, or those who have no say in the matter. However, does the choice of solitary isolation make them a changed person, and does the factor of initial choice decide whether their attempts are successful or not? Perceval’s mother decided, after experiencing death and loss, to raise Perceval in the forest, leading him to be ignorant of arms and chivalry. Contrastingly, in Thoreau’s Walden, after living in civilization for 28 years, Thoreau decided to reconnect with his internal self by living at Walden Pond for two years.
Fredrick Douglas and Henry David Thoreau have the same ideas yet different experiences which shine through their writings. The main idea is that I would have had no idea that Thoreau was an abolitionist from this writing alone. This excerpt from Thoreau is extremely philosophical, as were most of his other writings, and could only loosely be applied to the issue of slavery while Douglas’ writing was strictly an autobiography. This simple difference goes a long way in highlighting their differences as rights activists. Douglas is direct and evokes change through his actions and words while Thoreau is indirect, yet he makes you think about your decisions and how they affect the world around you.
I am writing this letter in response to the excerpt from Henry David Thoreau’s Walden that was recently included in your newspaper The Dial II. After reading the excerpt, I spent time analyzing the different philosophies that Thoreau portrayed in his essay and I came to the conclusion that I agree with some of his concepts but disagree with most. First off at the beginning of the essay, Thoreau states that “as long as possible live free and uncommitted. It makes but little difference whether you are committed to a farm or county jail.” I partially disagree with this quote because I think it is important that I commit myself to different tasks and duties in order to hold myself accountable.
"Henry David Thoreau, the author of walden, uses romanticism and spiritualism to show mans never ending need for the individual's power, to be at peace and to live a fulfilled life . The philosophy of the excerpts shows us the yearning of mankind to be at peace with oneself and to feel serenity. "I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief." The men in the book show us the struggles in which they face in their daily life and how society influence can be dangerous and the feeling peace can only be achieved amongst wild things. The men use metaphor to to describe how animals do not worry with the anomaly of the next day but accept what their lives are in the present, it relates to our lives strongly