In Into the Wild, Chris McCandless, a young man who left his family, took on a new name, and ventured out into the wild in Alaska, to find his meaning of life, wrote a letter to Ronald Franz, someone he had met on his journey. “You are wrong if you think Joy emanates only or principally from human relationships … Astonishingly, the eighty - one - year - old man took the brash twenty - four - year - old vagabond’s advice to heart” (Krakauer, 57-58). McCandless was telling Ron to have an adventure, to experience life without too many materialistic things, and to enjoy life simply and as it is. Ron was influenced to hit the road due to Chris’s character, the way he had lived life, and through the advice he constantly told him. While in South Dakota, McCandless wrote to Ron “If you want to get more out of life, Ron, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter - skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy.
Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer is a non-fiction book which tells the real story of Christopher McCandless, who unlike the rest of us despised materialistic pleasures. McCandless in the April of 1992,set off alone into the Alaskan wild. He had given all of his savings to charity, abandoned his car and his possessions. Unlike others, he wanted to live a life of independence, free from materialistic pleasures and filled with nature and it’s beauty. In addition, McCandless shed his legal name early in his journey, adopting the moniker ‘Alexander Supertramp’.
In the novel The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Spear, Daniel, a poor boy, runs away from his abusive mentor and hides in the mountains. Daniel finds a group of outlaws he lives with and becomes the resident black smith. Daniel thinks his life is wonderful until one day when he is wandering around on the hills he sees two of his old friends, Joel and Malthace. Although Daniel enjoyed visiting with his friends, later he wishes he had not because now a small part of him misses his old life and his family. Throughout the course of the novel, Daniel develops in to a better person and shows everyone just how brave, faithful and loving he can be.
Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer is a non-fiction book, based on the real story of Christopher McCandless, who in the April of 1992,set off alone into the Alaskan wild. He had given all his savings to charity, abandoned his car and his possessions. Unlike others, he wanted to live a life of independence, free from materialistic pleasures and filled with nature and it’s beauty. In addition, McCandless shed his legal name early in his journey, adopting the moniker ‘Alexander Supertramp’. He travelled a lot to places such as South Dakota, Salton City before hitchhiking to Alaska.
Move around, be nomadic, make each day a new horizon” (Krakauer 57). According to him, a secure future eats the brave spirit and makes you boring to live a routine everyday. He did not go to law school because he saw no reason to waste his time and money. To him, life was given by God to search and explore the beauty and depths of the world and not for a stable, repetitive and unexciting life. Everett wrote to his brother that he would not go back to city life.
The government gives him a visit since the first time he was stranded in the forest alone he survived 54 days alone before getting rescued. So they want him to go back and try and survive his so called hisctorical event or significant event all over again. Also the Occasian that attracks the readers eye when reading it is when they realize Brian must survive for 60 days all alone during the middle of summer. Many people have certain social attidtudes towards this book. They feel that survival is very serious event in the world because you are fighting for your life.
At his spiritual core, it is extremely noble and honorable that Chris’s stuck to his ideals as a human, and discovered himself and true happiness; no matter how his journey ended. Throughout this book, despite it being told in a non-linear narrative, we see how the ultimate goal for Chris is “... to go to Alaska and embark on an ‘ultimate adventure’” (Krakauer, 51). In a society where so many people compromise their morals, bend their will for society, and commit atrocious actions in the pursuit of wealth, it is refreshing to see someone so committed to going the opposite way in the pursuit of self discovery and what makes one happy. While the adventure itself was ill-fated, it was amazing to
Willy’s idea of the American Dream was influenced mainly through the life of a man named Dave Singleman. Willy idolized the respected lifestyle Dave managed to accomplish and after his death he was “remembered and loved by so many different people.” This made Willy believe that it was something he could achieve. Therefore, Willy was trying to repeat the success of another person, and did not try to go after his own, but he even failed to attain a false
A hero is a successful being in their own way, they learn from their mistakes, and they’re selfless when it comes to others. They won’t give in easily and will continue to move on with high spirits. They’ll pick themselves up from the bottom, making their way to the top. When that has been achieved, a hero will find their own path to heroism. Waking up each day, heroes are prepared to face the different set of challenges that come their way.
When you set your mind towards something worth fighting for, you will go to any extent to make it happen. Coming from an abode of indigent and humble character, back in his impoverished home country, a young man overcame incredible obstacles to attain a Bachelor's education that very few in his social class were able to achieve. Selflessly thinking about his loved ones, thirty-three years ago, this young man made the sacrificing decision to give up his dream career and look for a better future abroad for his family. Through these struggles and his dedication, he transformed into the man he is today, my father. Even though he never had the opportunity to practice his passion, due to his decision to migrate to the United States, it created a positive ripple effect within my family.