The simplistic lifestyle that Chris represented reminds me that less is more. McCandless didn’t bring the extra things along that could have saved him in the end, but that was the point. McCandless marched to a different drummer. This drummer made no sense of time, money or luxury. This drummer only craved the peacefulness of solidarity and simplicity of living off of the land.
McCandless had no desire for luxuries and he did not bel... ... middle of paper ... ...h and out of options. In His last moments of life he realized that his actions brought him to his doom and that “HAPPINESS ONLY REAL WHEN SHARED. (Krakauer 189)” McCandless set out into the wild for the adventure of a lifetime, only to find that the feelings and experiences he gained are greatest when shared with someone. Christopher McCandless is the ideal tragic hero because he had everything in the world but he gave it up to go on a two year trip into the wild and through his own actions he paid the ultimate price. McCandless had a goal to achieve in the wilderness but as Aristotle said “The tragic hero's powerful wish to achieve some goal inevitably encounters limits, usually those of human frailty.
Does Willy realize he was the source of this outcome? No. Willy did not find a moment of agnarognisis, he does not take any given opportunity to provide for his family, and he lacks any sense of nobility. In his own mind, he was doing the only thing he could do, and he thought he was being noble in killing himself to provide money for his family, however these actions don’t help in the long run. Did Willy’s life benefit the world?
He tried to construct a normal family life but he was self- centered and irresponsible. His lack of steady income prevented him from being a provider like his father. Perhaps worst of all, Faulkner missed an important rite of passage by being denied war experience. The writer never actively participated in battle, so he constructed an elaborate web of lies and vivid stories. This event highlights Faulkner’s own intense determination to reach the Southern ideal.
There is no man or women that can do all. There was one fellow, who had this feeling, of conquering a certain space from which not many people attempt to do. This man, Chris McCandless, had been filled with hubris in his mind to conquer the outside part of society, the wild. Although his spirits for an attempt to accomplish this were so high, all’s not so well that ends not so well; which, in other words, came forth the death of Christopher Johnson McCandless. This man, was a man who, unlike many of us, thought that by following his hubris, and conquering nature by living there a long time all by himself, he would be considered a man who had the capability to conquer almost everything.
Beyond Frank’s world of imagination and books were all of the male figures in his life. Frank’s father was never around much so he didn’t receive any type of guidance from him. Frank said some where in the novel that his father was like two different p... ... middle of paper ... ...d imagination that seemed to keep Frank going but it was also his dream of a better life, the dream to provide for his family so they wouldn’t be hungry anymore. Most of all, it was his dream to go America. Frank had the idea of how wonderful America was.
His suffering has consumed him and “he ran out of breath, nearly choking” (541) as the conversation traversed into uncomfortable matters. The connotation here of “choking” reveals how deeply Raskolnikov’s inner pain has bore into him and the effect of it weighing down his lungs. Furthermore, his refusal of this opportunity given by Porfiry to take his punishment clearly demonstrates how Raskolnikov’s every action is now affected directly by his airflow. Logically he should realize his game is up, yet his pride and brain’s suffocation are so high he cannot comprehend sensibly. He sputters out his sentences, pausing, and gasping.
We may say he has gained self assurance, restating the fact he was a somebody important. Since his days at Fletcher's Field High School, he ran a gang based on respect, not friendship. Things do not change when he becomes an adult. Virgil is just one of the people Duddy uses to get money for his land. He feels no grief for hurting his so called friends because he has never experienced true friendship.
When Gatsby was still James Gatz, he had a dream of leaving his life on the farm behind and become part of the upper-class. Even Gatsby's father knew when he said, "If he'd lived, he'd of been a great man." (169) Little did his father know that Gatsby was already great. Gatsby didn't always do the right thing to gain his wealth but he was always good at heart. His first real break in the outside world was when he met his best friend Dan Cody.
Perhaps the tree was no longer so massive and menacing because like all obstacles we face in our youth, when returning to it, it always seems a bit silly to have been so competitive, or to have made such a huge deal, or become so emotional over something so small and insignificant in the scheme of things. The tree itself wasn’t what was truly vital; it was what it symbolized. It was the struggle between Phineas and Gene, the blaze of war, and all the trials from adolescence packed into one moment of his history that actually held the adult Gene’s attention. Returning to this spot and the marble steps, like the headstone of a grave (the headstone for Gene and Phineas it could seem), finally allowed Gene to let go and create finally for himself, peace.