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Works Cited Krakauer, Jon. Into the Wild. New York: Anchor, 1997. Print. Morse, Liz.
Into the Wild. New York: Anchor, 1997. Print.
New York: Anchor, 1997. Print.
Living Deliberately in the Wild: Transcendentalism and into the Wild Into the Wild, a true story written by Jon Krakauer, is about Christopher McCandless, also known as Alex Supertramp who estranged himself from his family and others who do not understand his desire to live deliberately. Chris McCandless went on his path to happiness, explored the challenges of living solely in nature and overcame them, but also had many triumphs along the way, which he embraced. Chris’ determination, self will, and his desire for happiness were all explored. His trip was a success, he conquered his dreams after many feats he managed to engulf himself in total happiness during his final moments on Earth. Chris McCandless was ultimately successful at living
(On Liberty, Chapter 3) As Mills sees it, Jesus was a genius who thought and acted outside the accepted box of his time. His actions, cut short by a repressive government certainly c... ... middle of paper ... ...owing people to practice individual freedoms within reason and without unnecessary government intervention, a society can achieve great things. The advances we have made, the contributions to the world, and the growths we have made as a society (all though we still have a long way to go), all speak to the importance of individual liberties and allowing the environment for the creation and support of genius. As a member of a society who seems to be a "success" story based upon Mills thoughts, it is also important to heed his warnings about the ever-present threat of power grabbing, and the creation and perpetuation of dogma. On Liberty is a document to be read and re-read by anyone who believes and cherishes individual rights and freedoms.
Analysis of “Conclusion” of Thoreau’s Walden The chapter entitled “Conclusion” is a fitting and compelling final chapter to Thoreau’s Walden. Throughout Walden, Thoreau delves into his surroundings, the very specifics of nature, and what he was thinking about, without employing any metaphors and including none of his poignant aphorisms. However, placed among these at-times tedious sections, come spectacular and wholly enjoyable interludes of great and profound thought from a writer that has become extremely popular in modern America. His growth of popularity over such contemporary favorites as Emerson in our modern era stems from the fact that Thoreau calls for an “ideological revolution to simplification” in our lives. This concept and sentiment is in extreme opposition to how we actually live our lives today.
We are creative beings with the power of free choice because we were made in the likeness of the Person who created the whole of nature by a free choice. Many people use this power of choice in terrible ways. This does not mean human freedom is an illusion; rather that God takes our freedom so seriously that he allows our actions to produce their full consequences. Down through the ages we have been incurably religious. The urge to believe in and worship a higher power is present in virtually every human culture.