Jon Krakauer’s book, Into the Wild, and film production by Sean Penn was a true story about a college graduate who grew up with a luxurious life and had parents who were mainly worried about the materialistic things. He decided that it was time for him to go his own way. He donated all his money to charity and went on an adventure into the Alaskan Wilderness. His actions and decisions to leave his life behind without stating anything to anyone, including his family, caused many opinions to circulate around McCandless actions. Many can argue about whether he was foolish and selfish for getting up and leaving everybody in his life behind and then dying, and many others can argue that he was just someone who wanted to discover himself and stop
All in all, Chris McCandless is a contradictory idealist. He was motivated by his charity but so cruel to his parents and friends. He redefined the implication of life, but ended his life in a lonely bus because of starvation, which he was always fighting against. Nevertheless, Chris and the readers all understand that “happiness only real when shared.” (129; chap.18) Maybe it’s paramount to the people who are now alive.
Still, Chris McCandless's courage and passion was something that we should all be proud of. When Chris McCandless's relationship with his father turned sour, he gave up everything including a sizeable bank account to the charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet and invented a new life, in turn for seeking the truth of mankind. "Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth..." (pg117) was a passage highlighted in one of the books found with Chris McCandless's remains. Although in the book, his complaints about his father never seem to be very clear. Yet, Krakauer suggested that possible reason was his father long-ago marital problem that seemed to enrage him.
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.
To conclude, Chris’s action was completely foolish act. He realized that the The wildness is not where to define happiness. He regret for invented himself a new identity. He should’ve encounter severe hardships because we are strong and can defeat every difficult circumstance. We should also respect our parents and obey them, get a good degree and get tasks, and respect life and save it.
The book Into The Wild, written by Jon Krakauer, tells the story of Chris McCandless a young man who abandoned his life in search of something more meaningful than a materialistic society. In 1992 Chris gave his $ 25,000 savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, and burned all of his money to chase his dream. Chris’s legacy was to live in simplicity, to find his purpose, and to chase his dreams. Chris McCandless’s decision to uproot his life and hitchhike to Alaska has encouraged other young adults to chase their dreams. Neal Karlinksy illustrates the love Chris had for nature in the passage, “He was intoxicated by the nature and the idea of a great Alasican adventure-to survive in the bush totally alone.” This passage shows appreciation for the significance of following ones dreams.
Kevin attempts to break free of his fathers lifestyle by attending a nearby college, in hopes to eventually become teacher. Gary isn't happy with his son's decision to go to school and Kevin can't understand his fathers views, which causes the two to butt heads throughout the novel. But a tragic accident suddenly leaves Kevin fighting for his and his fathers lives. Having to use the knowledge and skills that his father had taught Kevin suddenly suddenly realizes his dad was right after all. Bailey tell... ... middle of paper ... ...ce with his family.
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Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, the protagonist suffers much guilt after betraying his half-brother as a child until he finally chooses to reconcile as a middle aged man. In A Thousand Splendid Suns, the protagonist’s father betrays his little daughter but later comes back to her, asking for forgiveness. Khaled’s works revolve around the idea of reconciliation after sinning, even if the sin committed has been years long before. Through this, Khaled’s view on living life definitely reflects in his novels which are there is always room for forgiveness no matter how much you have hurt someone. His extremely relatable topics throughout the novels therefore give him the opportunity to reach out to many, giving him the capabili... ... middle of paper ... ...f Kings when translated to English, stands out to Hosseini significantly.
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.