The wilderness was his true happiness, it made him feel different, and he in fact hated society and his old life. A quote by Ruess, “I have been thinking more and more, that I shall always be a lone wanderer of the wilderness. God, how the trail lures me. You cannot comprehend it’s resistance fascination for me. After all the lone trail is the longest… I'll never stop wandering and when the time comes to die , I’ll find the wildest, loneliest most desolate spot there is” (Krakauer 91).
The majority of Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, is about the idea of opting out of society. In the chapter “Solitude” Thoreau describes how “[his] horizon bounded by woods all to [himself]” is beautiful and solely his. As he is enjoying nature Thoreau states, “There can be no very black melancholy to him who lives in the midst of Nature” (111). This theme of being alone and appreciating nature carries throughout the entirety of the book, all leading to the fact that Thoreau believes the best way to live would be without society. Thoreau can not stand to pay his taxes because, “[he] did not pay a tax to, or recognize the authority of, the state which buys and sells men, women, and children” (145), leading to him being thrown in jail.
The short story “The Water Buffalo” conveys a powerful allegory about youth, life indifference and our excursions through experiences both anticipated and unanticipated. This is evident through Tan’s use of creative symbolism and diction. Tan conveys a powerful allegory about youth through creative symbolism. Tan uses the the water buffalo to depict a wise old man who endures isolation. He lives in a vacant lot with grass that no one ever mows and he also lacks communication skills and does not speak, which symbolizes how he chooses to be alone since he would presumably require immense concentration and quietness to maintain his wisdom.
He protested the government’s war the by not paying his taxes which landed him a night in jail. Thoreau believed that citizens had no obligation to obey a higher law if it went against their belief system. Thoreau encouraged others to do as he did and not pay the taxes to a government
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.
Even this, however, does not constitute an ethical transgression on McCandless’ part. If Into the Wild proves anything, it is that McCandless is not suicidal, making any hurt caused by him completely unintentional. Chris spends large parts of his days ensuring that he will have enough food by hunting (164), reads about edible plants before going into the woods so that he will know what to consume (160), and ultimately, leaves a note which asks for help when he realizes he can no longer make it out of on his own (12). He has every intention of coming out of Alaska alive, which means that any emotional harm caused to his relatives is entirely accidental. McCandless never intends to hurt
These two foil ideas make up the entirety of this story. Chris believes society is bad and nature is good. As readers, we cannot judge Chris’ opinions entirely, but we can form our own opinions. Society is not as corrupt as Chris believed, and nature is not as beautiful if you have no point in being there. This story is about a journey of Chris McCandless, the man who left society for isolation.
He even comes to not fear death due to this. While Mister is scared of the law enforcement, being taken away from his home, something that Ishmael did not have the luxury of. Ishmael also takes on drugs as a coping mechanism and becomes addicted, which affects his resocialization. It is evident that not all poverty is the same, but it is all repulsive and children should never be the
upheld by the followers of transcendentalism. Like many transendentalists, Christopher believes that the possession of luxury items defeats the purpose of life in general. He belives that rRather than absorbing our natural surroundings and gifts from God, we desire insignificant material items. On the first day of his journey in the wild, Christopher burned all his money and credit cards before stepping out in the woods, proving his rejection toward the materialistic world. He speaks to himself embracing his capability of living a simple lifestyle.
There was no other way this journey could have ended for McCandless except if he just stayed home from the beginning. Overall, he was amateurish and incompetent person that could not accomplish his dream, but did inspire endless people to follow their dreams and achieve nature tranquility. Rest in Peace Christopher
That shows how strict the Nazis were on the Jews and how they put the fear of death in them to intimidate them. This is also a technique to keep them in the camps so that they would be too scared to even try to leave. The Nazis believed that they were the dominant race and that they needed to rid the world of any other race or a lesser race according to them. The way they planned on riding the world of these races is by fire or by toxic gasses. And that breaks article three which states “Everyone has the right to life, liberty and