These desires later on lead to his death. Jon Krakauer, the author of Into the Wild, created a story about McCandless. About his unique journey from the day graduated high school, till his death in the woods of Alaska. Chapter one, Jim Gallien spotted a young man with a rifle on his back. This young man is indeed our main character of the story, Chris McCandless.
Krakauer is a talented writer and his ability to create an interesting story may have come from his crazy life. Born on 1954 in Corvallis, Oregon, he began to do many adventurous activities with his father, including rock climbing at the age of 8. After his graduation from Hampshire College in 1976, he traveled to southeastern Alaska to hike Devil's Thumb. His attempt to hike the coast is even mentioned in another one of his famous books Into The Wild. In 1992 he published his first great collection of essays called Eiger Dreams.
Austin Gahagan English 12 17 December 2013 Chris McCandless The Wild Within In Jon Krakauer's novel Into the Wild, Chris McCandless, the main character, seeks nature so that he can find a sense of belonging and the true meaning of who he is. However, it is the sense of belonging and nature that eventually takes his life away from him. At the end of his life, he discovers his purpose and need of other people. After Chris McCandless death in Alaska, Krakauer wrote Into the Wild to reflect on the journey that McCandless made. Krakauer portrays McCandless as a young man who is reckless, selfish, and arrogant, but at the same time, intelligent, determined, and independent.
Slowly, he starts to mature and realize that he should not be so mischievous. But this character trait was one that was often displayed, especially towards the beginning of the book. In reading this book, you see that Ralph has a hard time being honest. Near the middle of the book, his father explains to him that there are only two kinds of people in the world: honest and dishonest. Ralph needs to decide which one of these he is going to be.
Into the Wild, written by critically acclaimed author John Krakauer, is the compelling life story of an idealistic young man named Chris Johnson MacCandless. Chris is an intelligent and athletic man who comes from a loving middle class family who raised him in Annandale, Virginia. Shortly after graduating from Emory University in 1990, MacCandless donated all his savings of twenty four thousand dollars to charity, abandoned his sedentary lifestyle and almost all of his possessions and hitchhiked across the Western seaboard ending up in Alaska, inventing a new life for himself. Krakauer had much purpose to write Into The Wild as it is apparent in many ways. The main reason Krakauer wrote the book was because he was fascinated with MacCandless and his life’s story.
James does not know truly who he is, mainly because he is “dark skinned” while his mother is “light skinned”. But as he grows older, James is influenced by his mother, and her faith in God. Not only does this help James become closer to his mother, but it helps him start to notice who he really is. James’ step-father, Hunter Jordan, also influences him by showing James that hard work is worth it, and it takes a lot of work to support a family as big as they had. This assisted James notice that he has the ability to become anything that he wants to, and he just has to work hard and not lose his determination.
The journey of discovery can be sudden and unexpected will also being evoked by curiosity, necessity or wonder. Sean Penn’s 2007 film “Into the wild” based on a true story, deals with a young man by the name of Christopher McCandless abandoning all his material possessions and sets out alone on what turns into a majestic journey to explore the beauty and wonder of the world. Throughout his
ay Ali 24/06/11 Year 10 English Into The Wild Essay Into the Wild is a movie about a young man whom is a naturalist named Christopher McCandless, he travels through America trying to pursue his dream which he calls ‘The Alaskan Odyssey’, on his travel he meets many people and emotionally moving them. Chris lives his life according to principles for example he rejects materialism and thinks truth is very important. The three points that will be discussed in the essay include the value of human connection, the world of nature and living life according to principles. One of the themes conveyed is the value human connection which is portrayed through use of camera shots and dialogue. This theme is shown in the way Chris writes.
There were various lessons throughout the whole book. Each character learned a very valuable lesson and an experience they would never forget. Grant was a mean and strict teacher, but he cared for those children and taught them well. He did not always agree with Miss Emma and Tante Lou, but he did respect them fully. Jefferson changed throughout the book dealing with adversity.
How was all this possible? He had positive influences around him causing him to be shaped into a smart, successful young man. His family deeply cared about his success and did not want to see failure in his future. In contrast, the other Wes Moore did not have many positive influences in his life. His influence was his brother Tony that was “the closest thing he had to a role model” (page 72) Tony was a troubled child and their mother would depend on him to talk Wes out of drug dealing and fighting when Tony did those activities himself.