I do admire him for everything he did to be happy. Americans tend to believe that Chris McCandless has been just plain crazy. I do agree with that because everything that he did never went well. McCandless was plain crazy because of his Alaskan journey made him realize how much he missed society, but at the same time he could not be in society because that reminded him of his past when he was with his family. at that time he just wanted to go away from society.
Ignored can lead to catastrophic consequences. In the story into the wild by Jon Krakauer the main character Chris Mccandless attempts to conform with nature alone with transcendental ways but dies as a result. Mccandless resolution was unjustified because he left his friends and family to distress, he did not have adequate materials to sustain himself in the wilderness and he overestimated himself throughout his journey. Some may argue that it was his right to strive for his goal by his philosophy but he ignored offers that would have kept him alive. Mccandless followed his journey to Alaska.
Chris McCandless didn’t have it easy growing up in his household. His parents would always fight which he didn’t want to be in that house and around that environment. McCandless one day had enough of he drama and set out on a journey. His journey would impact his life, as he was out of society and in the wild. His journey would lead to his death, but seemed like he achieved by living in the wild other than in society.
McCandless himself had his reasons to hurt his parents that way mainly because they kept living a lie and it just exploded in their face when Chris found out. I am led to believe as well, that McCandless was trying to leave the Stampede Trail because he had forgiven them but since he couldn’t leave due to the river being so high and strong. McCandless had never anticipated or let alone plan to die just to hurt his parents. That was something that came totally unexpected and without his awareness. McCandless was also never a harm to people he met.
I agree with Callarman’s position of thinking “ he had no common sense” and that he was “bright and Ignorant” because Chris thinks he did not have much to offer in his society, ditched all his possessions to take a trip into the Alaskan Wilderness and did not have much common sense or survival skills. Chris McCandless was very courageous for ditching all his possessions to take a trip in the wilderness. “Really, I think he was just plain crazy,” I do agree with Callarman because I think Chris was a little crazy for doing these actions. He was a very courageous for doing this because not many people would take a random trip to the wilderness because people would rather be in
Imagine giving up all your possessions and going into the wild with nothing but the bare necessities. Most people would turn away at the idea of it, but Chris McCandless found the allure of the wilderness greater than the risk. According to the book Into the Wild, “No longer would he answer to Chris McCandless; he was now Alexander Supertramp, master of his own destiny.” (23) McCandless’s life was filled with family problems, and he wanted to truly find himself in the depths of the Alaskan wilderness. He knew that his journey could very easily result in his death, but he didn’t care. He was worried more about the journey, not his destination.
There’s a difference between being ignorant and being intelligent, Chris was staying put on that line. He fell to either side every now and then, for example: burning his money was ignorant. He should have known better to leave with a plan more thought out than “Get to Alaska.” Man vs. Wild’s Bear Grylls, Survivorman Les Stroud, and Man, Woman, Wild’s Mykel and Ruth Hawke are all people who appreciate how fascinating nature can be as well as how great it is to be out in the wilderness away from civilization, but they also understand that they cannot go out ill prepared. Not only did they leave their life with materials that could protect them, nourish them, and help them stay alive, but they studied up on the possible problems they could face both major and very minor. From the beginning of his childhood Grylls was
McCandless Life Into the Wild’ is about a young man who rejects his conventional life to live in the wild ,Shaun Callarman states “I think that Chris McCandless was bright and ignorant at the same time, He had no common sense .He abandoned his family to go on an adventure to find himself happiness.He was dissatisfied with his life,he eschewed ambition and materialism in favor of living as close to nature and as far moved from society as he possibly could.He was alienated from his parents who could never understand him.Chris McCandless sought a more fulfilling existence in Alaska(Callarman,2016). Chris Mccandless chose a solitary life to get away from his parents,they never understood what he wanted.He chose to give all of his money away to charity,he rid himself of everything that he had to set out on a worthless journey and die's later on.Do you think it was smart for him to do that?However that young man definitely had luck on his side, in the end he was bested by mother nature. I personally think Chris was in over his head with his actions, that’s why he died, if he would have had more self-control and outdoor experience he would have survived. Almost any nature survivalist will know that before eating a plant, to make sure to check for all
“Brother” is pretty cruel and mean so I hold him accountable for the death of Doodle (William Armstrong). Some of these reasons why I think so is that he abandoned him in the forest, he didn’t care if he was leaving him behind, and he wasn’t going to help him home at all. To start it all off his “Brother” left his only sibling in the forest. On page 6 paragraph 1 or 2 is says “After we had drifted a long way, I put the oars in place and made Doodle row back against the tide.” The reason I think this is because he was making Doodle row both of them against the tide and he was only 5 at the time, and making a 5 year old row against the tide for you is just cruel. Aswell on page 6 paragraph 4 or 5 it tells us this “I hadn’t run too far before I became tired, and
Marial and uncle were no longer by his side,and they never would be again,but salva knew that both of them would have wanted him to survive,to finish the trip and reach the itang refugee camp safely. It was almost as if they had left their strength with him, to help him on his journey.” Another example is “ So he had to shake the fear of to continue the journey” These examples prove that Salva was determined because he knew that his family would want him to make the trip.
Just because he got tired of the society and lifestyle he was living. So if someone wants to do something they want to do and live then left them live their life. And if you don 't let them do what they want to do then they will force they way what they want to do. But Chris did that will not track to be followed and had fun but struggles in what he wants to do. People don’t seem to understand when you need to be free and do what you want to do.
Alex had limited supplies, he stopped all contact with the people who knew of him. He completely monopolized himself, I can understand wanting separation. But I don’t understand sending yourself into a suicide mission, I don’t agree with some of the choices he made. I think he could have gotten the same benefits from his journeys even if he took more precautions and allowed a little
Tragically, despite at the end of their journeys Timothy and Chris started to realize their mistakes, it was too late for them to turn back. Two days before his estimated death, Chris wrote in his journal a controversial line: “Happiness only real when shared”(Chapter 18, Krakauer). He took the journey to escape from people and his past. Whole his life he chose to be a loner, avoiding intimate attachments and disregarding other people’s feelings. This entry is an evidence that he re-evaluated himself and was ready to go back to the human community and face his fears that he was trying to hide from in the wilderness.
Along the way he has met many people that were willing to help him get to his destination. Everyone wondered why he dropped everything. Many believed it was because of his philosophical beliefs and his literary influences, but nevertheless they are simply wrong because he wanted to escape his imperfect relationship with his parents and he had a history of rebellion & risk-taking tendencies. A reason why Chris decided to leave everything behind and head down to Alaska, was because he wanted to escape the flawed relationship he had with his parents. Chris was the type of person who favored the world for it’s beauty rather than favor it for the materialistic items its people had to offer.
Elie and his father were separated from the rest of their family early on in the book. They would try to stick together and help each other as much as possible. Elie’s family was one of the big reasons why Elie strived for survival in the camps. Being separated from all of his family except for his father, his father was the main motive for Elie to survive. This is shown to us in the book when Elie’s father dies and it says, “Suddenly, the evidence overwhelmed me: there was no longer any reason to live, any reason to fight.” Elie’s hope quickly changed into depression.