Primitive instincts is a major theme when one closely examines the changes Buck undergoes from a civilized dog into a wild dog. Buck was raised in a lavish lifestyle, however when he is kidnapped this all changes. Alaska's harsh environment brings out Buck's primitive instincts buried deep within him. It is necessary for these traits to be expressed because surviving is key in Alaska and living in California, these traits would never have been seen. The wilderness appeals to Buck's new wild side and he goes out there to live with the other wild animals when his owner dies.
Though the book focuses on McCandless, it tells brief stories of other men who have gone into nature and passed away as well. Similarly to McCandless, a man named Gene Rosellini went out into the Alaskan wilderness in order to find out whether or not humans could defeat nature. Although he survived for ten years, he ultimately concludes that man cannot live off the land. Later on he decides to travel around the world, but kills himself. Another man who died because of his failure to prepare himself was named Carl McCunn.
The novel contains very good separation, initiation, and return phases which did not reflect the conventional monomyth archetype. The separation phase involves Brian noticing his environment as well as how the temperature was changing, and because of that, Brian no longer felt the sense of security that he had before. The initiation phase involves Brian Preparing himself for different challenges. for instance, Brian felt that his survival was being threatened by a bear, so he is decided to take matters into his own hands and attempt to fabricate a much larger and more powerful version of his bow. The return phase sees Brian discover two parallel mysterious straight lines in the snow.
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.
Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter….” stated Jon Krakauer. The author of “Into the Wild” based on a man that had family problems, many of these things led to him to drive himself away from his family. I'm my perspective, it became a mental illness like stubbornness,sense of idealism, and crazy. Into the wild I believe is a state of mind where your mind can go and all the things will disappear like the excerpt “Nature” written by Ralph W. Emerson. Christopher McCandless was running from the expectation that his parents had for him and all the problems that his family had.
Also they both survived from the wilderness. When they went to the Yellow Stone National Park it was in the winter. Another similarity is that they are both explorer. Murphy and Colter also had difference from each other. A difference when they got to Yellow Stone National Park Murphy used a snowmobile but Colter walked to get there.
McCandless made a choice to go into the wild and leave everything behind to go his own way to find himself. Chris McCandless took an adventure into Alaska and walked miles through nature knowing he is risking his life in the middle of nowhere. Chris truly wanted to live in Alaska nature and explore the wilderness. Christ risked his life willingly going into the wild. Chris knowingly went into the wild unprepared and not even close to having everything he needed to go into the wild.
Mowat’s rhetorical strategies Wolves for thousands of years have been one of man’s greatest enemies. In Farley Mowat’s book, published in 1963, he makes us rethink why we are still at war with this species. Never Cry Wolf is about Mowat’s adventure as he studies wolves in the Northern Canadian Plains. His research brought him to become friends with Eskimos and a small family of wolves that he’s learned to respect and love. During his six month period he learns that wolves have been wrongly judged and are not the beasts that they have been titled.
Have one of he or she’s friends ever dealt with conflict? Probably, Did he or she have a good point-of-view or bad point-of-view, And how did it affect your point-of-view. In Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen a summary is “After smashing peter’s head into the sidewalk he goes to an Alaska island, And after getting mauled by a bear, he goes back to Minneapolis but the circle makes him go back but he has to pay for everything, When Peter comes to the island Cole tries to make it right with him but after Peter beating up Cole Peter says that he forgives Cole”. Cole notices how bad his Point-of-view is with his parents and how it changes with his mom but not his dad, and how it changes on the island and with Peter. In the first place, Coles
“Into The Wild” by Jon Krakauer is the story of Chris McCandless’s life and journey. In 1992, this young man, Chris, from an average family in the East Coast decided to cut off contact with his family and give up all his possessions so that he could hitchhike into the Alaskan bush. A main reason many believe Chris went into the wilderness was because he was in search of his identity. From reading this book I have come up with my own opinion of what type of person he was. The conclusion I have reached about Chris is that he was a distant and ill-prepared person who had a very strong will.
Lt.Dunbar wishes for some peace and wants to see the fronteir so he askes for a posting on the South Dakota frontier. However when he arrives with new supplies at the Fort Sedgewick, it’s deserted except for a lone wolf, who Dunbar will make friends with and call two-socks, because of the white fur on his front paws. Dunbar cleans and makes the outpost useable again while he waits for the reinforcements that will not come. The local Lakota indian tribe has some young men who discover that Dunbar is alone at the outpost and try to steal cisco to make themselves look good for
13. The author’s views towards the subject are understanding, and appreciative for what Chris McCandless had done. The author could relate to Chris’s story as he had his own experiences hiking alone in the wild with no way of getting help. “I would go to Alaska, ski inland from the sea across thirty miles of glacial ice, and ascend this mighty nordwand. I decided, moreover, to do it alone.” (Krakauer, 135) This quote is about the author and his trek up the Stikine Ice Cap, like Chris he decided to adventure on his own, removing himself from society.