I am strong and willing to make my dreams into a reality. I am passionate about everything I do. I am treated with respect by everyone around me. Happiness and bliss are my natural state of being Life has unlimited amounts of gifts to offer. I believe in being forgiving and letting go.
This book Into The Wild is about how a young man wants to get away from the world. He does escape from society, but ends up dying in the process. The author, Jon Krakauer, does a great job of describing Chris McCandless and his faults. Chris is an intelligent college graduate. He went on a two-year road trip and ended up in Alaska.
The Call of the Wild by Jack London is one of the most widely read American novels of its time. Buck, a dog in The Call of the Wild, goes through many struggles as he travels through the Yukon searching for gold. Jack London used his background experience to shape the characters and setting while writing The Call of the Wild. Jack London used his own background to write The Call of the Wild. “At the age of ten, Jack was put to work delivering newspapers and setting up pins in a bowling alley, and at fourteen he joined the assemble line of a cannery in West Oakland, handing his wages over to his parents” (Crain).
And by early October he had landed in Bullhead city, Arizona.” p.39. These are the places he visited along the West Coast of the United States. This book would lure the audience of a young adult readers looking for an adventure. It is also a great wilderness and survival book. The author emphasizes the journey that Christopher takes.
He criticized the working class by saying “men labor under a mistake” (Thoreau), and had a firm belief that living deliberately through nature was the source of true happiness and understanding. It seemed as if from the start, Chris McCandless was heavily inspired by Thoreau. McCandless read his books prior to the expedition and gave his best attempt at following in his path. McCandless had been working very hard the past few years in college and finally realized that he had not yet found true happiness, so he wanted to change. He burned the cash in his wallet, gave $25,000 to charity, abandoned his car, and abruptly left his family.
On our way back I was anxious to get back home so I could tell my friends about what I saw in Disney and in California and also to rest in my comfy bed. To this day I still remember that day like if it was yesterday and it’s been about 10 years since my parents took us, and personally it has been one of the best vacations we had taken.
A path that can only be described as true love is put to the test. In February 2004, Donald and I decided to give our relationship one more go... ... middle of paper ... ... and I wonder how he is doing. I know he’s grown so much by now and hope that he is ok. I also wonder if he will remember us….. Ten years later, Donald and I are still together and in love.
My introductory paragraphs always lacked in complexity which was not a good thing. “…quality of an opener tends to forecast what follows” and in my case, the forecast was always cloudy and boring (Trimble 24). From reading this book I want to be able to amplify my openers by making a strong impact on the reader to attract their attention. To do this, I plan on implementing Trimble’s strategy of writing bold openers with concrete ideas in order to climax toward the thesis statement and the rest of the essay as a whole. I have always noticed that when I am not confident in what I am writing I tend to generalize my ideas and topics to the point where my thesis also begins to get muddled.
It is difficult to get my mind to focus on one idea, which makes it difficult to start a paper. Outlines are a great method for organizing thoughts, but outlines take time, and I have found that outlines do not necessarily help with all types of writing. Between American Studies and Honors Writing, I have written two research papers, for which I was required to compose outlines. The outlines undoubtedly helped the writing process operate smoothly, but I struggle to believe that an outline would have helped me write any other type of paper. In “Literacy, Identity, Imagination, and Flight,” Gilyard shares his approach to education and learning by stating, “A lot of my initial observations are the old ‘go for what you know’ variety that are important back in the ‘hood” (Gilyard 42).
In Jon Krakauer's novel Into the Wild, the main character, Chris McCandless, seeks nature so that he can find a sense of belonging and the true meaning of who he is. However, it is the essence of nature that eventually takes his life away from him. At the end of his life, he is discovers his purpose and need of other people. After Chris McCandless death in Alaska, Krakauer wrote Into the Wild to reflect on the journey that McCandless makes. Krakauer protrays McCandless as a young man who is reckless, selfish, and arrogant, but at the same time, intelligent, determined, independent, and charismatic.