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.
He loved to explore. Chris one day decided he was ready and had had enough of society and went exploring. Chris wanted to know who he really was and be with nature. Chris’ journey took him to Alaska where there he died of starvation. Chris had been gone for around 2 years when his death was told and his family had found out.
Williams uses most of his arguments as an excuse to promote his anti-American government agenda, while also sprinkling a few decent arguments and a splash of emotion. It was also slightly frustrating, for there are definitely a few decent arguments that could be made on the subject, but instead of effectively establishing these problems and specifically elaborating on them, Williams spends most of his time complaining to the reader about the problems with the government. This book had an extremely large amount of potential, but it managed to fall quite flat. As I read the back of the book, I had had high expectations and thought that this book would prove to be an excellent sequel for my book from last semester. Although a few decent debates were made, this was not the case.
Flynn, and many other Americans agree , find Zinn’s theory of alternative motive for the foundation of our country, insulting and offensive. Zinn’s approach on History may be new, innovated, and flashy, but Zinn fails to back his opinions up with thorough evidence. And while many Americans and critics have fallen for his work do to its insight and Zinn’s ability to connect with his readers it is not a proper basis for teaching, or for opinion. That is not to say that one should side with Flynn in this debate, for both writers are radical and biased as most authors all. The only thorough way to form a solid and confident opinion is to be well researched and educated on the matter.
There are a number of limitations if the story is written with omniscient perspective, which we can only see how he reacts to all the situations without any explanation of why would he do that. And because Christopher is a special character, who is lacking in ability to understand peoples ' intention, it would be easier for us to get the picture of him by knowing the reason he does such things and not just know how he reacts. His logic and matter-of-fact attitude makes him so unreliable since the story turns out the ways he wants. It also causing dramatic irony when the readers know more than Christopher because we can guess who killed Wellington while it takes Christopher a long journey for him to find out the truth. But at the same time, we cannot tell how would he react to the
The thinking behind McCandless’ rash decision stems from his anger with his parents for the lies and infidelities he witnessed as a child. Another contribution included his affinity for nature as it symbolized freedom and his desire to escape civilization. Following in the footsteps of his heroes, McCandless donated his $24,000 funding for law school to charity, gave away all of his material possessions, and left his family and friends with vague letters of his whereabouts. For 2 years, Chris adopted an alias as Alexander
Chris was additionally too impressionable in a way that he admired authors along with the books they wrote, and tried to imitate them. He was very rebellious in his actions as well, and did not try to change the world or help others. As stated above, some critics believe that Chris McCandless was a very admirable person. He was a brave man because he actually went out and followed his dreams instead of leaving them as visions he only saw in his sleep. Most people would never do what McCandless did because it is too risky.
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer Chris McCandless was just a victim of his own obsession. The novel "Into The Wild" written by John Krakauer revealed the life of a young bright man named Chris McCandless who turned up dead in Alaska in summer 1992. In the novel, John Krakauer approached carefully McCandless's life without putting too much authorial judgment to the readers. Although Chris McCandless remained an elusive figure throughout the novel, I can see Chris McCandless as a dreamy young idealist who tries to follow his dream but failed because of his innocent mistake which prove to be fatal and irreversible. Still, Chris McCandless's courage and passion was something that we should all be proud of.
Into the Wild by John Krakauer is a rare book in which its author freely admits his bias within the first few pages. “I won't claim to be an impartial biographer,” states Krakauer in the author’s note, and indeed he is not. Although it is not revealed in the author's note whether Krakauer's bias will be positive or negative, it can be easily inferred. Krakauer's explanation of his obsession with McCandless's story makes it evident that Into the Wild was written to persuade the reader to view him as the author does; as remarkably intelligent, driven, and spirited. This differs greatly from the opinion many people hold that McCandless was a simply a foolhardy kid in way over his head.
Certain patterns emerge, such as a traditional hero on a journey towards self actualization. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer portrays this hero’s journey. The protagonist of the novel, Chris McCandless, hitchhikes to Alaska and walks alone into the wilderness, north of Mt. McKinley. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself.