This shows anyone who can conceive a proper thought, that he was an extremely adventurous person, and that he would take risks for what he wanted. He also showed that he loved being playful and outdoors when he was younger, due to how he would be as a teenager. Chris was a very exuberant and an open minded being.
All he was trying to do was get away from the corrupt world. Chris has a strong effect on people. When strangers first met Chris they instantly fell in love with him. Each person had always said something positive about Chris. For example “He was polite, friendly, well-groomed… he seemed extremely intelligent, I thought he was too nice a kid to be living by that hot spring with those nudist and drunks and dope smokers.” (Franz pg.51).
Chris uses pathos by providing examples of Chris’ troubled family life. For example, after finding out about his father’s affair, Chris felt as if he could only trust Carine. This is evident as Chris sent her a letter saying, “Anyway, I like to talk to you about this because you are the only person in the world who could possibly understand what I am saying” (Krakauer 129). This appeals to our emotions as Krakauer makes us empathize with Chris: he feels as if no one understands him, so he thus ignores his family. Chris was not only socially isolated, but he was also physically isolated from everyone he loved.
The audience knew that his common sense was non-proficient in this scene considering that people ordinarily do not tell strangers about what is occurring in their lives, they may steal your belongings or point you in the wrong direction. Consequently, the police officer was trying to pull him off the train that he was on considering that they were able to contact Christopher’s father from all the information Christopher gave to them. Watching the production, the crew used a mixture of the flashing visuals on the grid and the loud sounds seem overwhelming which gave us a taste of how Christopher feels at the station. Another scene that shows his deficiency in common sense was when he was taking his A-level Math exam. Judy’s relationship with Roger is falling apart, his mother decided to travel back to Swindon so Christopher can endure his A-level Math exam, where Christopher was feeling exhausted during his exam period.
Christopher has troubles understanding facial expressions, for instance “raising an eyebrow” which as Siobhan explains can mean “I want to do sex with you” or “I think what you said was stupid” is a mystery to him. Another important theme is perception of reality. Christopher views the world in an orthodox way. He notices much more of what`s going on around him. He displays fascination with subjects that appear to him vastly greater in scope than human life, such as stars and the relation between time and space.
Each character struggles to reconcile with the future, due to a variety of reasons, and as such the major conflict illustrated by this novel is between each character and reality. Conflict with reality is most obviously exhibited by the character of Chris. On the surface, it seems like a clear-cut case of anemia, in which Chris is incapable of recalling the past fifteen years of his life. However, Dr. Anderson puts it best when he corrects Kitty “if those wishes are suppressed by the superficial self […] it takes
In Fact Chris never gave up on his goal, as noted on Page 75 in the book Krakauer tells us “Chris cheerfully announced that he had “Recast” his goals and next intended to walk around the world living out of his backpack.” Ever since he had everything handed to him, he always wanted to live somewhere where he could find truth. In all honesty, Chris gave people gifts, in the book it says, “Alex insisted on giving Gallien all he had, and that if he didn’t accept it he would throw it away.”(Krakauer 3) Chris felt that anything that he got from his past life would just be a distraction and he did not really need it. Lastly getting along with people, never giving up on his goal, and giving people gifts are reasons why being faithful kept Chris McCandless going on with his Journey till it led to his
People walk into the wilderness to “No longer to be poisoned by civilization he flees, and walks alone upon the land to become lost in the wild.”(163). Being alone had made him happy but it started to come up to him that happiness isn’t real until it is shared. Even though that made him happy, this experience that he had led him to think that it isn’t so bad being with other people and he can return to civilization. Throughout the story, Chris had tried to find his purpose in life and tried to be happy but didn’t realize how unprepared he was. This leads to the conclusion that Chris could not conquer the wild on his own especially with the skill set that he had.
After he made it into his journey he set out to find out the desire of belonging. Although, many people criticized chris for not informing his parents of his plan, but it is understandable why he didn't. His parents wouldn't have allowed him to go on a perilous journey, but even if they had they would have made him take the material essentials, which he was trying to get away from. Chris believed that his parents needed further economic achievement because that caused a rift between them. “I have always been unsatisfied with life as people live it.