Philip Kostelnik July 21, 2010 Mr. Pedrorias Lit. Traditions Into The Wild Our society today is mainly based on knowledge of our surroundings. When traveling to places you are not familiar with can be difficult, and can sometime even be dangerous. Our society has also been very materialistic and usually end up focusing more on ourselves rather than others. Christopher McCandless, wanted to get away from today’s ways and he “no longer wanted to be poisoned by civilization” (Krakauer, 163) or be “unencumbered, emancipated from the stifling world of his parents and peers, a world of abstracting and security and material excess, a world in which he felt grievously cut off from the raw throb of existence.” (Krakauer, 22) We may never
This quote leads to an explanation of how a rich forest full of game may easily tempt a non-hunter to become a hunter. Bass shares with his readers that most of the people in his community that were not hunters became hunters when they integrated into the forest. “This is powerful landscape sculpts us like clay” explains Bass (743). He informs readers that it is not just the necessity of food or peer pressure from the local culture that introduces the villagers to hunting; it is the actual terrain that tempts non-hunters to hunt. Bass explains that before he integrated to the valley he rarely hunted, but when he moved there he could not help exploring the game that the forest sheltered.
He describes the nature aspect. For instance, fresh vegetation that you’re surrounded by, or the abundance of wildlife that surrounds you in the Northwest Montana Mountains. Hunting to me is always been about Mother Nature. The calmness you get whenever you sitting in the middle of the forest nothing around you but beautiful trees and the sounds of birds waking up in the morning.
He wants to be prepared for his future and his career. Sal wants to major in forestry. This means he will put out the fire, when there’s a fire going on in the forest. It is a really dangerous field because many people can die because of the wind it may cause the fire to move or trees can fall on top of the men trying to put the fire out, this job can be very risky. Sal’s hobbies are riding his bike and doing BMX tricks on his bike because he says that makes him relaxed and gives him the opportunity to be free.
Gifford Pinchot, a conservationist and first Chief of the Forest Service has a different idea of the wild and nature. Pinchot believes that “the forests should be managed for the greatest good of the greatest number in the long run.” Pinchot was a key role in developing the early principals of environmental awareness. Unlike Muir that believed nature was something gorgeous and wanted to preserve it. My point of this book being neutral is because Brian seems to be in the middle of this. Now with his experience of being stranded in the woods he appreciates the wild more but is much more used to the comfort of the
In other words people like their own ways better, and does not like to be corrected for what they do not understand. There is an old saying “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed” (Mohandas K. Gandhi) some countries will inherit imperialism because they would want to benefit from others but does not want others to benefit from them. They will fight for what they want, but not for what is right. In the poem by William Jennings Bryant “Take up the sword and rifle, send forth your ships with speed, to join the nations’ scramble, and vie with them in greed;” (Document D). This expresses that there will be disputes that will start because of each countries greed.
The fact that the new laws were passing allowing taxes to occur was frightening to Dickenson. He believes that they should do whatever it takes for America to pay the taxes. He thinks it is wrong that they are getting away with not paying. He believes sitting back and not doing anything is counter productive to the cause. Dickenson and Franklin are on opposite sides.
Also, opposing views may argue that, since society relies on people, Chris McCandless’ divorce from social order was selfish. Society obligates its citizens to be successful on its own terms. Many believe you need to get a proper education, a good job with good pay, and a family to be successful in life, but not everyone has dreams of living on a house in the prairie. Not only did Chris achieve moral standards of society, but he moved on to a bigger
Besides basic conditioning, the Brave New World limits the freedom to do what you want. In the Brave New World, the thought is everything should be profitable, “we condition the masses to hate the country. ‘Concluded the director’ but simultaneously we condition them to love all country sports” (Huxley-141) Since going to the beach or countryside isn't profitable it is not aloud. What is allowed is going to sporting events because people need to spend money getting there and spend money while they are there. By limiting what people can think creates a more stable society.
Feeling helpless due to the economy they become addicted to claiming help from other sources other than themselves because it just seems easier. Thomas argues,” Anyone who thinks dysfunctional government is going to help their dreams is putting their faith in the wrong place.” In other words, the government cannot help everyone. Instead we should but putting our faith into ourselves. We are what makes America today, and if we don’t like it, then maybe we should take action and change it. If we were to start by supporting small business, we would be creating more employment, and keeping money in the community.