Chris was incredibly careless with some of the most important things a man has in life including life itself. Chris lacked the skill to correctly extract and preserve the meat of the moose that he poached while staying at the bus. The man that gave Chris a ride to the Stampede Trail realized how underprepared Chris was and gave him a pair of boots and even his lunch. Chris’ gear was cheap and otherwise improper. The knowledge that Chris had of the Alaskan wilderness is represented by his simple blunder concerning the change in the river crossing from spring to summer.
He wanted to live life on the edge. Alaska is a very unforgiving place, it's a place where if you do not know what your doing then it will kill you. Chris messed up big time by going out there with no experience or advice from anyone. If Chris made one mistake it was going out to the Fairbanks bus on the stampede trail in Alaska without anything to help him or even to help him call for help. Even though many people come up to that trail, the weather is so inconsistent and unpredictable in Alaska there was no way to tell if he would ever get any help or see
He asks specifically about what do they do during the winter. This thought shows how he is trying to find answers concerning his own life and growing up. It also signifies how is struggling with growing up and trying to get answers for his life. Once Holden got in the cab, he started asking the driver about the ducks again “Well, you know the ducks that swim around in it? In the springtime and all?
He is desperate to find an answer to “where the ducks went when the lagoon got all icy and frozen over” (Salinger 16). Through this question, Holden is indirectly asking about what will happen to him as an adult. For Holden, the ducks that do not know where to go in the winter represents himself not knowing what awaits him in adulthood, and therefore the pond frozen in winter is symbolic of adulthood. Furthermore, Holden is adamant about the idea that the ducks “can’t just ignore the ice”, confirming the idea that Holden recognizes adulthood is unavoidable as much as the pond freezing in the winter is bound to happen (Salinger 92). By asking this question, Holden is trying to reassure himself of his impending adulthood, something he desperately needs to grow
While most people would relish contently in their childhood memories, Holden becomes agitated when he enters Central Park, searching restlessly for the duck pond. After stumbling blindly through the increasingly “darker and darker and spookier and spookier” (170) park, Holden finds the pond “partly frozen and partly not frozen.” (171). The significance of the park’s aura of eeriness and the half frozen pond in relation to Holden’s mood is that the increasingly darkening park can be seen as Holden’s darkening thoughts of death and drawn out speculation about what would happen if he caught pneumonia and died; it also connects to a larger metaphor that the pond represents Holden’s view of the world, the half frozen, half not frozen, state of the pond resembles Holden’s transition from a teenager to an adult, and the ducks are symbolically associate with rebirth and
Humping around the lake alone with no one to vent about how the war. Even with all the ribbons and a combat infantryman’s badge which he obtain through his tour with the pressure of his father. All that meant nothing; he didn’t earn them or deserved them. He felt responsible for Kiowa’s death. When he pondered about the tragic event, he recalls “the worst part, “was the smell” (139).
Max and Kevin are going into the pond to get away from Tony blades gang when something halts the ganges advance. “The mud is around my knees and is hard to turn around finally I get so I am facing back at shore and there's Blade, just his head above the water and he looks all white and scared” (Philbrick 37). At this point Kevin told max to go into the pond but since max is abnormally tall he can get really deep with Kevin on his shoulders, far enough so that Blade goes out to deep and almost drowns. This example of teamework shows that if Max did not have Kevin he would of not known to go into the pond and if Kevin was alone he would of not got very far because of his size.so without one another they would of no got away as what happened with he work of
Another reason is the fact that he still lives at home even though his dad is abusive, and his mom doesn’t care. He could leave anytime he wanted but he doesn’t he stays there with his family even when he is harming himself. Also when Ponyboy and Johnny were at the park, then Bob showed up. Bob and his friends were drowning Ponyboy in the fountain, and Johnny was hurt he got right back up to help his friend. Johnny was terrified and didn’t
Holden feels that death is being cheapened by who he deems to be the “phonies”. Another allusion to death is Holden’s frequent thoughts about the ducks in central park. He wants to know what happens to them during winter, asking the cab drivers in chapters 9 and 12. When Holden locates the lagoon and realizes that the ducks aren’t there, he starts thinking about suicide. By the end of the novel the ducks serve
In the Academy Award winning film Ordinary People, the Jarrett family deals with the emotional struggles of losing their son Buck in a boating accident. The relationships in the family become dysfunctional because of their lack of communication. Conflict management could have assisted the Jarrett family with their situation. Conrad, Beth, and Calvin all participate in acts of “silence” or “violence.” Conrad shows acts of “silence” or “violence” in a myriad of ways. In the beginning, Conrad is hesitant to call Dr. Berger and when he finally does, he does not want to leave the doctor his number.
If your family is starving but the laws told you that you cannot go out and get food, what do you do? A similar question was running circles in Tommy Pikok Sr. and John Nusunginya’s head when the law told him he could not provide food for his family. In 1961 the Duck-In began when the Migratory Bird Treaty was signed. This treaty outlawed hunting from March to September when the birds were only available for harvest in Alaska. As a result, the hungry Iñupiaq people in Barrow decided to pay no mind to the law and protested.
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.
2.Holden symbolism of him and the fish/ducks shows his impatience. Holden’s conversation begins when he asks the taxi driver about ducks and the fish. "If you was a fish, Mother Nature 'd take care of you , wouldn 't Right? You don 't think them fish just die when it gets to be winter, do ya? "(Salinger 82)Holden, who becomes anxious about everything in his life and seeks to avoid difficulty, is like a duck, who takes off when the going gets rough.
Printed in Forest and Stream, Rod and Gun for September 26, 1903, 'A Yarrum Idler ' based in Washington DC, prepared for his Canadian fishing trip by first seeing if the Library of Congress could provide practical information in preparation. He found little. The large Michie & Co. in Toronto “who furnish tourists with anything from a motor launch to a box of candy” wrote back to him giving him some idea, but as he hadn 't been explicit enough, the details were insufficient. So he and his team had to wing it a bit. Once up in the Muskokas he noted how some rivers were of an “ugly color” due to the “immense tanneries”, not all that healthy for the fish.
After they found themselves at a dead end due to icy conditions and low supplies, they could not return home and had to spend a winter there. When they finally decided to return, some crew members captured Hudson, put him in a tiny boat, and left him there to die. No, Henry Hudson never found what he was looking for. Regardless,