Into The Wild was a tremendous story which Shaun Callarman did not have many positive things to say about Chris McCandless, the main character. He went on this adventure to find out what life is all about in his own eyes. He wanted to see how different living in the wild really was compared to society because he was not satisfied with his living arrangements and household. Shaun’s quote says that he thinks “Chris McCandless was bright and ignorant at the same time. He had no common sense, and he had no business going into Alaska with his Romantic silliness.
However, the theme of the foolishness of man can be changed to the worthlessness of man by redirecting the primary narrative perspective from the man’s thoughts to his actions. Had the narrator been in third person omnipresent, allowing the reader to see the actions instead of the thoughts of the man, the reader would have realized the worthlessness of the man 's self-imposed task. The omniscient narrative subtly implied this in the reference to the conversation with the older man of Sulphur Creek: “He was somewhat frightened. He stamped forcefully until the feeling returned to his feet. It certainly was cold, was his thought.
The main characters decided that they wanted to head back to shore, because it was “cold”. The truth, however, was that they did not feel comfortable sitting out on the ice exposed. “Tapete suspected that Sklemucks was a little spooked himself.” They were letting their imagination run wild and free, leading them to assumptions about supposedly mythical creatures. In the other story by Alexie, the little boy lets his imagination run wild when he likens his problems to storms or tornadoes. When his uncles begin fighting, Victor thinks to himself “sudden rain like promises, like treaties.” He thinks of his problems like bad weather.
The dog had no idea how cold the actual temperature was yet it knew what needed to be done to survive. This shows that it is not facts alone that create knowledge, but the understanding of the situation and the imagination to create a better one. The combination of the need for imagination, natures indifference of humans’ survival and Jack London’s upbringing and beliefs lead to the death of the narrator. Jack London was born into a life of poverty but by the time he became an adult he found himself bellow where he started (Williamson). This is similar to that of the life of the nameless man in the story “To Build A Fire.” The man remains nameless because he represents working class people try to survive in a harsh environment that is capitalism.
People don’t seem to understand when you need to be free and do what you want to do. So just like running away or staying where you 're living there will always will be consequences and advantages too. For Chris I say he made the smart choice by running away and be free in what he wants to do. But he knew it wasn’t going to be easy to heading to Alaska because some of the advantages were leaving society and be alone and travel his own transportation there which was walking and asking for a few rides. Then some consequences that occur was McCandless killing a moose.
There 's a terrible darkness over his land. His people are getting terrorized by grendel. So beowulf comes to show his act of bravery to save hrothgar’s land. Grendel is the worst of two natures, half human, half beast, a lonely misfit, vicious and vengeful, cruel and cannibalistic. But he didn’t phase beowulf’s acts of bravery.
This statement contrasts to Chris McCandless because he had exposed himself to the harsh conditions of the Alaskan nature. The conditions were so cruel to him that they led to his death, proving that Emerson is ignorant to the dangers of nature’s conditions. Emerson may have lived a survival lifestyle in the wilderness, or he may have wrote about his experience with nature outside of his home’s walls. Either way, the natural forces he speaks about were probably extremely thrivable conditions, even if he didn’t live in them. Nature is not always kind, and sometimes fights against humans such as natural disasters might.
“The cowards’ fear of death stems in large part from his incapacity to love anything but his own body. The inability to participate in others’ lives stands in the way of his developing any inner resources sufficient to overcome the terror of death”. This is not a quote from Junger, but a quote he uses from a man named J. Glenn Gary at the start of this book. The next half of this book, or series, is known as Love. Split into six different chapters this part of the book explains Jungers final experiences in the Korengal Valley.
Takeyce Taylor Winter in Alaska is known to be extremely cold, so it is always warned that people should not travel by themselves especially when the temperature hits fifty degrees below zero. Even though an old timer from Sulpher Creek warned him, that he should not travel the Klondike alone, a man set off on a journey with his husky wolf dog to meet up with some friends. When he started the journey he was excited, and as a newcomer in the Yukon, the cold did not faze him at all. As he got further into the journey he realize that he was not protected enough to withstand the cold, but the anxiety he had within, he didn’t pay much attention to it. Not knowing how dangerous of a situation he was putting himself into, along with his dog, he was just focused on meeting up with his friends.
The Fear of Decision Making In the short story, On The Rainy River by Tim O'Brien, he writes about what he did after he got his draft notice and his fear of going to the war and getting killed. He ran to the Canadian border to run away from this duty but in the end could not run away because of his cowardliness. Fear is the feeling of being afraid of something or to avoid or put off doing something because one is afraid. Everyone is afraid of different things such as spiders or the dark or monsters under the bed but everyone is afraid of making the wrong decisions. The outcome of this short story is different from Moses's view of war in the Bible.