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.” (pg.
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,
Few year later, after hearing about Chris Mccandless story he decided to investigate more about him and wrote the book “into the wild. In agreement with “ Purpose Of The novel- Into The Wild”, he was very interest of Mccandless story because his story was similar to what happened to him when he spended time at the Devils
He explains that he wants to live in isolation. “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.
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 transcendentalism, living a simple live is significant to individuals. In the text From Walden, Henry David Thoreau advise that “simplicity” is the key to a free life and that we all should “keep our accounts on our thumbnail”(Thoreau 106).
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.” Later on in paragraph three, Thoreau uses irony again because in the poet’s eye, “...has put his farm in rhyme, the most admirable kind of invisible fence, has fairly impounded it, milked it, skimmed it…,” while the farmer only gets the materialistic part of the farm, “Why, the owner does not know it for many years when a poet has, and got all the cream, and left the farmer only the skimmed milk.” He’s referring to the owner of Hollowell farm, the one he tried to buy, but the man’s wife changed her mind and retracted her offer: because
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. Thoreau states, “I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practice resignation, unless it was quite necessary.” Thoreau is contrasting his purpose with his resignation.