Disdainful of the materialistic, cash driven world, he detaches himself physically and mentally to build a new life as Alexander Supertramp. In Jon Krakauer’s book Into the Wild, McCandless abandoned his life and identity, as he went on this journey. Feeling enslaved by society’s focus, he felt the need to prove that acquiring self worth didn’t require material possessions and broke free from society’s dependencies. McCandless enjoyed being self-reliant and refused to accept anyone’s help. His extreme independence and confidence made him underestimate the difficulty of survival in the wilderness.
I still have the hatchet and that’s all I had in the first place” (157). | Response Brian is shown toward the end of the book as a soldier and fighter that is determined to survive. He states, “I might be hit but I’m not done.” This quote shows Brian’s determination to survive and even though he went through a lot he is still not over. The quote, “When the light comes I’ll start to rebuild. I still have the hatchet and that’s all I had in the first place” shows positive mood and tone because it relates to Brian’s trait as determined and strong to fight on the next day.
For example, the father shows his resourcefulness and commitment to keeping his son alive. The Father knows that there are people in the world that are dangerous and cannibalistic and therefore having a weapon would be useful. The Father has a gun with only one bullet and he knows that if he was ever to use it, it would not be enough. For this reason, “he whittled fake bullets from a tree branch with his knife, fitting them carefully into the empty bores of the cylinder... the gun looked as if it were loaded.”(125-126) In doing this, the Father shows his resourcefulness because even though he knows they would not actually be able to harm anyone, it would be enough to scare any enemy off. Moreover, the world in which the Father and Son are currently living, is always cold and the clothing they have enough is only good for minimal warmth.
Jody’s Christian virtues of love, charity, and self-sacrifice helped him to enjoy life and to gain great happiness in serving Flag. Jody’s sense of responsibility helped him to cooperate with helping his family to survive in the backwoods of Florida. Sometimes he even stayed up at night to keep the ‘coons out of the corn or the wolves away from the livestock. His never ending courage and self-sacrifice helped him go on a long hunt, on Christmas, to kill a bear that had stolen and killed a Baxter cow. His good Christian values helped him deal with all the trials of a backwoodsmen’s life and helped him care for his family.
He painted McCandless as a young man on a quest that could only be completed by having minimal things, including necessary knowledge about his voyage ahead. The fact of the matter is that it doesn’t matter how you spin it, Chris McCandless walked off into the dangerous Alaskan terrain with next to nothing and expected to survive. Craig Medred is correct in claiming that McCandless was “killed by stupidity, not starvation” because of his poor judgement starting from when he left home, to the moment he died. There’s no debating that the equipment that Chris McCandless, or as he was going by at the time Alex Supertramp, brought along with him was minimal. Krakauer himself even describes his gear as such, “His rifle was only .22 caliber, a bore too small to rely on if he expected to kill large animals like moose and caribou, which he would have to eat if he hoped to remain very long in the country.
The men worry they will not live a normal life because of the horrific experiences and horrors of war. To survive war, Paul Baumer and his fellow soldiers behaved like animals, which in turn created a more dehumanizing experience. The young 19 year old soldiers are forced to join the war unaware that they have to change their lifestyles. Remarque indicates that the only way for a soldier to survive war is to turn off their mind and operate solely on instinct, making them less like human and more like animals. “By the animal instinct that is awakened in us we are led and protected.
* When Zaroff says “Surely your experiences in the war—,” Rainsford does not even let him finish before saying “Did not make me condone cold-blooded murder.” * He continues to say “Thank you, I’m a hunter, not a murderer.” * Zaroff talks constantly about his hunts and how they bored him overtime. His ability to hunt humans turned him into the monster that he is. He is a lot like Rainsford in the beginning in having no remorse for the animals he hunts, including humans. Which is exactly why he is not like Rainsford in the end. Zaroff never had the chance to be the hunted and therefore does not know the definition of fear.
Pieter Palmer 1-25-13 Period 7 Mr. Walters Into the Wild Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer is about a young man who completely abandons his middle-upper class life to go on his own and experience wilderness in full effect. Unfortunately for the subject matter of the story, Chris McCandless, things backfired on his plan. In April 1992, McCandless left him home and by August 1992, his body was found in an old bus in the middle of a forest. Krakauer took much interest in McCandless’ story and hunted down every shred of information about McCandless’ journey. Chris McCandless was a fool for leaving in life style just to end up dead in a forest within four months, and I don’t see the need for writing about his story.
Destiny In the movie” Stand by me”, we see four boys going on an adventure to discover a dead body. One of these boys, Chris Chambers is a strong character because he overcomes the adversity of being raised in a dysfunctional household. He also displays leadership and uncommon maturity in helping Gordie overcome his past and become successful. Chris Chambers is a strong character because he is able to overcome the adversity of his difficult family environment. His father is an alcoholic and his older brother does not care for him.
What fun, I wish I had jumped trains earlier” (53). McCandless ignores the reality that this was illegal and that he got into trouble with the ‘bulls’. He ignored threats and continued to risk danger in order to follow his goal. This is similar to his experiences as a runner in high school. His ability permitted him to organize a runners club called the Road Warriers.