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.
Chris is footloose because he does what he wishes and does not have to listen to anyone he encounters along his journey. Chris also counters being “footloose” by having jobs along his journey. He gave away all his money to OXFAM America knowing that he would most likely need money on his journey west. For example, he needed money to post bail for himself when he was thrown in jail for train hopping and to get supplies for heading into the wilderness. He had to buy warm clothes for Alaska and plenty of food that would last him through his trips where he was nowhere near anyone or anyplace to get more
Into the Wild Life in the wild is not for everyone, as Chris McCandless himself proved. In the novel Into the Wild Chris was driven by anger and curiosity; always enjoyed nature and the outdoors. His family was one of the reasons why he chose to isolate himself from the real world, he needed to experience new feelings other than the hatred he’s had throughout his entire life. On his journey he was able to accomplish a number of things: peace of mind, travel, and write a book. What Chris did not expect was for him to die on his journey, but rather have it help him grow and gain new experiences.
In particular Chris Mccandless should be supported for he had things happen to him that led up to the point where he wanted to go into the wild to get away from his old life and created a new one for himself to have more opportunities. Others may think he shouldn’t be supported just because he some bad flaws he had and also that he just left his sister who he actually got along with, but here are some reasons that are logical and reasonable to why Chris Mccandless should be supported. One of the reasons why readers should support Chris McCandless is because he is generous, he gave people inspiration, or felt inspired by others, and like in the book Krakauer tells us “Chris’s Father suggested the boy had probably been inspired.”(94),his way of living inspired everyone that you can live anyway you want. Not only but Chris also
Krakauer also put some of McCandless’ journals and letters in the book. According to Shaun Callarmans analysis Chris McCandless had no business going to Alaska. Callarman thinks Chris McCandless is just plain crazy. Callarman doesn't admire his courage or noble ideas. Even though Shaun Callarman thinks Chris McCandless was bright and ignorant, also made mistakes because of his arrogance, I disagree with Callarmans analysis
Many people may feel corrupt or threatened by the government and may want to disappear from the system. A young man managed to get away, however did not accomplish it on good terms. Chris McCandless was the name of the nonconformist. He wanted to go into the wild with no technology and nothing that would connect him with society. Not even his parents because he felt a sense of betrayal, his dad had another family with another woman that nobody knew about.
Since Edgar was born, he has been rejected by many men he knew. Edgar’s original father left the family before Edgar was born due to “disappointment,” his step-father, John Allan, hated Edgar as his adopted son, and even men who judged his poems and stories disapproved publishing Edgar’s works. Throughout Edgar’s life, this was another of the large impacts in his literary creations. In the “Tell Tale Heart,” it incorporates how the narrator loves an old man, but obsessively wanting him gone due to his frightening eye. Edgar wanted to get along with other men, but never respected them because of their attitude towards Edgar.
Alex and Huck like to live in the wild because they know nature is powerful and can provide for all their needs. These protagonists choose to leave society behind because they want to leave the worldly things that corrupt society behind. Huck sees his father whose life is ruined because of drinking and he wants to forge a new life. Twain wrote, “Pap he hadn’t been seen for more than a year, and that was comfortable for me; I didn’t want to see him no more” (Twain 12). The readers can see Huck’s disdain for his father.
This provides the boys a means of escape from the humdrum of school. The narrator says this clearly, “The adventures related in the literature of the Wild West were remote from my nature but, at least, they opened doors of escape” (1). I also noticed that Joe Dillon must have picked the Wild West for a reason. The Wild West refers to the American Frontier, a symbol of exciting adventure and freedom. This contrasts with the boring life of Dublin that the boys are incarcerated in.
Into the Wild, a book by Jon Krakauer and a film by Sean Penn, is the story of a young man named Christopher McCandless, or as other people knew him as “Alex Supertramp.” McCandless came from a wealthy family and graduated from Emory University as a top athlete. Instead of pursuing a career, he gave his money to charity, then he set out on a journey to Alaska, to find happiness. Eventually he perished on August 18, 1992 (aged 24). McCandless died in the Alaskan wilderness, due to starvation. He lived in the wilderness for about three months, his body was discovered by a hunter looking for shelter, on September 6, 1992.
Most people grow up hearing a saying from loved ones or friends “Do what your little heart desires”. Sometimes this human instinct will push out too far and make our desires the first thing to do on the list, whether it have a good or bad outcome on the people around us . We can see this everyday in life whether it be mentally or physically. A great comparison of that statement is the character Chris McCandlees from the book “Into the Wild”. In the book, Chris removes himself from society and everyone known loved one around him, even though he did not take a second to stop and think how this would affect all of the parts in his life including his family.
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.