Although Parker was the obvious choice because of being ill and having no family, he was young and had an entire life ahead of him, and most importantly, did not give consent to the others to sacrifice himself. Dudley and Stephens saved themselves and Brooks, by making a selfish choice, for selfish reasons. Though they could’ve sacrificed themselves, they did what they need to, survive, even if that meant making a meal out of an innocent 17 year old boy. Life is valuable, and in the end, I think that the three men made a tough, but good
Transcendentalism was an American literary and philosophical movement that broke the rules of society. It believed in simplicity and self-reliance and viewed nature as a source of inspiration and learning. Chris McCandless’ life, viewed in the movie Into the Wild, shows an attempt to fulfill the transcendentalist beliefs and ideas. After graduating, inspired by transcendentalists like Thoreau and Emerson, McCandless decides that he cannot live in the city with the pressure of society and even his family, so he goes away. He gets rid of his credit cards, money and car and starts backpacking throughout the United States, letting life take him wherever it wants while learning and experiencing new things.
He felt abandoned because he also knew himself that he was only taken in by family for his work ethics but not for the caring and love of a child. The lack of love that he received at a young age for him influenced his decision of running away and living out into the dessert at the age of fourteen. This situation of having no one to depend on or depending on him has given him freedom and independence but has also betrayed his caring and loves towards others. Nat Swanson is ushered by a stray dog through his lonely journey. The impact of the dog accompanying him shows the lack of communication that Nat Swanson has.
The book by the Modoc tribe “When Grizzlies Walked Upright” shows that their cultural beliefs matter a lot to them. “The Earth on Turtle’s Back” talks about how much respect the Onondaga tribe has for the natural world. They believe that each creature has its own power. The book shows kindness and respect for one another. Even though the Sky Chief did not show any respect for the nature, when he asked the men to uproot the tree, he still respected the nature and his wife by uprooting the tree just to make her dream come true.
Although some have criticized Chris for not informing his family of his plans, it is understandable why he didn’t. They never would have allowed him to go on such a perilous journey, or even if they had they would have insisted on him taking the material essentials, which he was trying to escape from. Chris believed that his parents need for further economic achievement is was created the rift between them. “ I have always been unsatisfied with life as people live it. Always I want to live more intensely and richly,” (91).
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer is a compelling story of Chris McCandless going out into the wild to find truth in himself and all around, as he does not find peace and love in his own family. Chris had long dreamed of leaving onto a journey for himself, so he would no longer be pressured by all that had been around him for all of his childhood, “Don't settle down and sit in one place. Move around, be nomadic, make each day a new horizon.”. Here Chris speaks of all to be found in the world, as when we stay and live in one place, time goes without any adventure and excitement, trapped in the society Chris wanted so much to be out of. He was simply searching for what was not available in society.
He believes that if they want to find out what it is they should go towards it instead run away this one fact sets him apart from the rest of the tribe, it also gives him this fearlessness that none of the other boys have. When everyone is afraid to go back to Piggy and the littluns Simon volunteers: “Simon pushed his way to Ralph’s elbow. ‘I’ll go if you like. I don’t mind honestly’” (117). His fearlessness shines through and reveals that he is not afraid of the beast.
People on the farm discriminate against Lennie. First of all, George always wants to live alone. If he does so, his life will be easier. For example, George is Lennie’s best friend. They travel together, Lennie has trouble in Weed.
Christopher McCandless and I have both gone through similar interests regarding our feelings about adventure, the urge to get away, and wanting to be independent. Into the Wild by John Krakauer is a story of a boy with strong feelings about the world. These feelings drive him to do what most people would never do, which is to go into the wilderness with little knowledge or experience on surviving
This quote offers clean evidence of McCandless’ willingness to continue climbing while ignoring the reality that his family was exhausted which was a potential danger. Here, McCandless’ attitude started to illustrate the rebelliousness that his father foreshadowed. His family was in total agreement that McCandless felt that “the odds did not [apply] to him. We were always trying to pull him back from the edge” (109). His family attempted to exercise some guidance in order to protect McCandless.