The fact that Chris never bother to discuss his Alaskan walk about with his anyone especially his parents wasn’t intentional. However throughout the whole book it was made very clear that he was at odds with his parents in some way to go off on his journey but he didn’t want to hurt them, which I think Walt and Billie finally realized visiting the bus where Chris had passed. I think Chris just wanted to get away from his everyday life, clear his mind, a mind that didn’t involve the worries of expectations and the thoughts of his parents hanging on his shoulders.
Hardy has made Farmer Lodge seem unfeeling and not caring about his son. This is another reason not to feel sorry for Farmer Lodge. Farmer Lodge ignores Gertrude and her needs because of her withered arm: “Half a dozen years passed away, and Mr and Mrs Lodge’s married experience sank into prosiness, and worse.” (Page 19) She needed his help and support but still he ignored her. This is cruel as he marries her and then ignores her. It is wrong.
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.
These fences shaped and formed his relationships with his son. Due to his conscious efforts to not become what he did hold that were his father?s. The narrowness of his thoughts and ideas about life made him an almost impossible person with whom to have a relationship. These flaws permanently changed the lives of the people around him and built barriers which were too solid to ever be broken. Works Cited Wilson, August.
Also, with the skill he experiences while hitchhiking, he could of acknowledge the difference in the environments. Lastly, being self-absorbed made his trip fatal because no one but a few friends knew where he was. The fact Chris didn’t tell his family where he was headed to lead him to his death in which he is only responsible for. But he died at peace according to his journal. By letting his family know where he was, they could 've sent a search party after a few months to see if he was safe.
Through firsthand accounts of his personality, from hotheaded to more content, Chris clearly experienced a shift in character. Through the experience of the outside world, his identity changed. These sources gave insight into how Chris felt before and during his adventure to Alaska. Two totally different descriptions that could be two different people shows Chris’ thinking leading to his overall happiness. He found himself in the wild making his travel worth it and overall, justifying the trip made that molded a new man for internal peace for
I can’t help but blame my dad for the way I’ve acted since he left. I feel like I am trying to fill his place; act the way he would if he were here. I think, maybe, I’m starting to realize that I can never fill his place, and maybe that’s a good thing. I don’t think he would want me trying to be someone I am not. If I were to fill his place, that would mean that I have to be a rule-breaker all the time.
Chris McCandless’s journey into the wild was a very self-centered action that was not well thought out. He put his own feelings into consideration and did not think about his family and those that cared about him. Even though he documented some of his activities in a journal, there are still so many questions that will never be answered. His family has to wonder for the rest of their lives why Chris left, or why he did not at least say good-bye. He went into the wild without any preparation and with very little decency.
Emerson is often referred to as the founder of Transcendentalism, and as a founding father his references to the cornerstones of the movement he helped start are some of the most clear and illustrative. Emerson described himself in nature as “A transparent eyeball” and “I am nothing” these descriptions of his personal feelings in nature show individual simplicity. Using the odd analogy of a transparent eyeball helps show that he felt powerful and i... ... middle of paper ... ...and a bit dramatic further manifests his need to go into the wild and become free of the restraints he feels society places on him. Despite, all the challenges he had faced Chris could now fully embrace his individual simplicity. 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.
During this time narrator don’t have anything to eat, sometimes he stay all day without eating anything if he get lucky some of his classmates take him home so he can eat with them and stay over there for overnight. After two years living this kind of life style, he quit school and