He finds his satisfaction with life on the road and experiences this because life on the road gives him endless possibilities and adventures every day. Christopher’s letter to Ron Franz goes as, “I’d like to repeat the advice I gave you before, in that I think you really should make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin in boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt……Don’t settle down and sit in one place. Move around, be nomadic, make each day a new horizon.”(Krakaur.pg56-57). The letter details the benefits of living a life in the wild such as the new adventures you face every day. Chris feels what actually happiness is, when he meets face to face with the wild.
He’d successfully kept Jan Burres and Wayne Westerberg at arm’s length, flitting out of their lives before anything was expected of him. And now he’d slipped painlessly out of Ron Franz’s life as well.” - Into the Wild, 142-143 (Jon Krakauer, 1996). McCandless found people he never thought he find along his journey. He escaped his life because of all the suffocation he knew his parents would soon put him through after his graduation from college, but he then realized along his journey the appreciation he had for a loving family that cared about him. Everything that he was trying to escape from by leaving, came into view that they were the things he was searching for from the
At the end of “Into the Wild” by John Krakauer epilogue, my view towards McCandless’s journey and death is emotionally similar to McCandless’s parents as they accept Chris’s death. Chris’s parents weren’t really involved in his life so they never really knew why he cut everyone off. My initial guess is that Chris got tired of his parents controlling his life and just wanted to get away. Throughout “Into The Wild” Chris’s parents seemed like they didn’t support or care about Chris, or they didn’t know how to show it, however my opinion about Chris’s parents did change because the author shined light on his parents and how they came to senses with their son’s death and that they actually really did care about their son Chris McCandless. As I began to get deeper into the story and they began to introduce Chris’s parents, Billie and Walt into the story they seemed very uptight and didn’t support Chris’s opinion on life.
(159) But ultimately he will decide that he should have never gone on leave because it is just too hard to be around his family and see how different he has become. Bäumer finds that it is easier to remain out on the war front than return to his family. Before Bäumer gets leave to return to his family, he often discusses how the war has changed him and his comrades. However, he does not understand to the great extent in which he has changed until he returns to his old life. Seeing his family, his old home, his bedroom, his piano, and dressing in his old clothes is a direct confrontation with the distance the war has created between his old self and his new self.
Christopher struggles to choose what makes him truthfully content over what makes his parents happy. Christopher’s parents want him to attend law school, despite the fact that he wants to follow his passion to live in the northern wild. His letter to his sister Carine says, “or that they think I’d actually let them pay for my law school if I was going to go….” (Krakauer.pg21). According to this quote it can be known that Christopher does not really feel any pleasure or happiness in wanting to go to law school. He finds his satisfaction with life on the road and experiences this because life on the road gives him endless possibilities and adventures every day.
His father’s actions have had a profound effect on McCandless, to the point that he began to slowly withdraw from the relationships he had with his family and his friends. In order to free himself from a family history of agony and deception, McCandless walked “alone upon the land to become lost in the wild” (Krakauer 163), determined to create a new beginning without the distraction of anything he deemed irrelevant. McCandless was liberated from the opulent environment he despised. Growing up privileged under the wing of a NASA engineer, McCandless
Individual simplicity is one of the main characteristics of being a Transcendentalist and along with the founding father of this movement Christopher McCandless was able to demonstrate this characteristic in his life. Although, coming from a model family and moving towards success Chris’ drastic changes towards a Transcendental life due to his beliefs shows his individual simplicity. McCandless truly embodied this trait in his reasoning behind his long journey to the Alaskan wilderness and his reflection on why he had made such radical changes in his life. Works Cited Krakauer, Jon. Into the Wild.
Chris knew about his father’s affair with another woman and this made it easier for Chris to not care about what his family has to say ... ... middle of paper ... ... existence” (Krakauer22). This new life Chris was living meant more than anything in the world and his happiness was all that matters for him. All in all, it is interesting how the trials of life can lead a person into an awakening that inspires millions. Many people believe that walking “into the wild” to live off the land and find himself alone in nature was arrogant, foolish and irresponsible. Chris lacks of knowledge about the wild was a major factor in his death.
And now he’d slipped painlessly out of Ron Franz’s life as well" (Krakauer 55). As Krakauer significances McCandless’s deep problems with intimacy, which are very central in his two years search for determination. During these two years, McCandless ignores all of his responsibilities and bonds with family’s and friends by going into the wilderness, when he only accounts for himself. As he forgets the people who care intensely about him as he risks his safety and life. For instance, he didn’t contact his sister even though they are very close, and while he meets new people and becomes fond of them he makes sure to maintain a certain distance between them.
Any piece of land can be as exciting as your favorite place if you make it what you want. Nature will give back. Likewise, Pipher also suggests that “Nebraska is not her home becau... ... middle of paper ... ...that Pyle describes in “Everybody's Ditch” is the reading that induced a different feeling for nature from within me. Both the articles stand with great points considering the love of environment and how one should respect a certain place. It also shows how one could easily become a place.