Analysis Of Henry David Thoreau's 'Life In The Wild' : Chapter 6

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Chapter 6: Anza-Borrego The epigraph in this chapter was a passage from Henry David Thoreau 's “Life in the Woods”. In the excerpt, it explains how phenomenal nature is and how majority of people never take advantage of exploring it and discovering new things. Instead, they continue to live life the way its most accepted in society, “All nature is your congratulation, and you have cause momentarily to bless yourself. The greatest gains and values are farthest from being appreciated. We easily come to doubt if they exist. We soon forget them. They are the highest reality... The true harvest of my daily life is somewhat as intangible and indescribable as the tints of morning or evening”. McCandless meets Ronald…show more content…
She figured out McCandless had a hard time talking and connecting with other people because of the disconnect from his biological family, “It was pretty obvious he didn’t get along with his family, but he never said much about any of them except Carine…”. Westerberg suspected McCandless had a falling out with his father but didn’t question him any farther. This epigraph identifies with McCandless because he left his family without giving an explanation as well and it was due to the differences he had with his own family. Chapter 7: Carthage The second epigraph included in this chapter was from” Solitude: A Return to the Self” by Anthony Storr. In the paragraph, it explains how people choose live different lives and the various reasons why people might want to live an isolated life, “It is true that many creative people fail to make mature personal relationships, and some are extremely isolated”. McCandless had a rocky relationship with his parents and felt as if his parents never understood what he wanted and judged his choices, “Shortly before he disappeared, Chris complained to Carine that their parents’ behavior was so irrational, so oppressive, disrespectful and insulting that I finally passed my breaking point”. Due to this, he felt that leaving his family and being isolated behind was the only solution to his troubles at home. This led to him to be separated from others and be more dependent on himself. This epigraph connects with

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