Christopher McCandless the newly graduated college student was more admirable to me because the way he made people so happy effortlessly. He left his mark on people he came in contact with and one person they’ll never forget. Before he disappeared he gave all of his money to a charity called Oxfam America. He could have burned that money with the rest or just left it in the account but he he was generous enough to write a check to the charity for $24,000. He was the type of person who didn’t want to take anything from anyone at all even his parents. His whole life he’d been living for his parents to make them happy. He knew what he had wanted for himself wasn’t what they wanted for him so it wouldn’t have left them happy and satisfied. Alexs sense of humor made him stand out the most to
No individual had the same family background and early experiences in their lives. Each individual also had their own personalities. Chris McCandless was a young and successful college graduate with a job and had money. Oddly, he decided to disappear in response to his father’s misjudgment, giving away his money and overall, became homeless. McCandless could no longer
In conclusion, both Wes Moore’s had critical moments and different standpoints throughout the entirety of their lives. Though they both had individual accountabilities it was the choices that they individually made that ultimately determined there fates. “Wes and I stared at each other for a moment, surrounded by the evidence that some kids were forced to become adults prematurely. These incarnated men, before they’d even reached a point of basic maturity, had flagrantly-and tragically-squandered the few opportunities they’d
Lastly, Chris Mccandless got to fulfill his dream, live his own life, and now he even got to find his inner self, find out who he truly is. Chris was the kind of person that lived dangerously unlike most people, he was different “It is hardly unusual for a young man to be drawn to a pursuit considered reckless by his elders...Danger has always held a certain allure. McCandless, in his fashion, merely took risk-taking to its logical extreme” (Krakauer, 182). Chris’s true self-was one that was riskful and daring until he could finish the task. Furthermore, he was different from others and throughout his journey, others could see that. In the end that was the kind of person Chris Mccandless was, and this is the person he became after fulfilling his dream and living his own life. In contrast, others did
Throughout their youth, each adventurer experienced different childhoods from one another. This varied from their education to their family’s lifestyle. McCandless was a stellar student; he was academically superior with an A average and a dedicated runner. His family remained
Chris McCandless’s ultimate goal was to reach the great Alaskan wilderness. Chris was a courageous, fearless, and adventurous person. He hitchhiked and travelled all the way to his great adventure, met a ton of new people and had a huge impact everywhere he went. Chris McCandless didn’t care about luxurious things like money, a fancy car, or a big house, all he cared about was the outdoors. Chris McCandless’s goal in life was to go out and find what he was missing from his life. All he really wanted was to be able to live a happy life and share that with others.
Who influenced the other party more? Chris or the people he met along his journey? Without any money, or material objects Chris was able to leave a lasting impact on the people he met on his journey to Alaska. In Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer, Chris McCandless is able to leave a greater influence on the people he met along his journey to Alaska rather than the impact they made on him.
Seven billion people in the world, all with unique personalities, on this earth to serve a purpose in their own life, or someone else’s. Chris McCandless was a man with unique qualities, and served to please himself and coincedently others as well. In the book “Into the Wild” the author, Jon Krakauer, explains the adventures and mishaps Chris McCandless went through in his life. Krakauer admired Chris for his personality, and his ability to be determined and hardworking at everything he did. Chris McCandless was an admirable man, with his individual view on life, and the way he could touch a person’s life and impact them forever.
How did Adam Brown the main character in the book “Fearless” achieved his “American dream” is the way he moved people, like on one can, which he wanted. He showed people that no matter in what situation he overcame, that obstacle with the faith of God, then lead people towards faith. He had a whole life going and didn’t see it until he started overcoming them and shooting for higher things, and testing his strength and weakness as a person; then building himself also others into a stronger person but their more to him then what we know.
First things first, Chris Mccandless followed his dream to escape society and live in nature. Once he got out of society and was on the road he delighted, "McCandless was thrilled to be on his way north, and he was relieved as well—relieved that he had again evaded the impending threat of human intimacy” (Krakauer, 55). Chris had the capability of escaping the society where he could go off on a journey to find himself. Chris is one of the few people out there that has the mindset of doing whatever it is to achieve his dream. Not many people in this world are able to do that especially if it is going out into the wild to fulfill your dream, maybe they will swim 50 miles in an ocean
According to the Author, Adam Brown was a “man of extremes, whose courage and determinations were fueled by faith, family, and the love of a woman.” This means that the love that Adam’s friends and family had for him were the sole purpose for the things he did. Without them, Adam would not have done the things he did to get to where he was before he died. Adam Brown went through drug addiction, pain, and loss. If he had not had the love and support of those around him, he would not have overcome his drug addiction, he would not have been in the SEALs, and he definitely would not have had the amazing wife and children that he had.
Actions whether wrong or correct affect the life lived, each one of us as decides what to do with our lives and control what is done. As we live our lives we make choices and these choices are permissible because of what we wish to achieve. Through decades and centuries humanity has wondered the exact question, why do people do what they do? Is it just an urge of adrenaline? Even so what is to happen or said when said person never appear ever again. In the case of Chris McCandless, was an admirable millennial and person of character seen as a role model through which by his form of adventure perceived to heal his past and live his life’s future.
Freedom and Nature. These are both things Chris McCandless longed to dwell in. He took his steps into becoming everying thing he had hoped. But were his dreams and aspirations worth the ‘’Betrayal” of everyone who had ever cared about him? Do we owe our families anything in the first place? By looking at McCandless’s actions and reasonings we can see that he is justified solely on his passion and courage. People would like to say that he was irresponsible, ignorant and careless in his actions. However, all he wanted was complete freedom. He didn’t have to be sorry for anyone just because he was letting his heart guide the way.
Chris McCandless to me was a very intelligent but stubborn man. He didn’t care about how his family felt. All along his quest to the stampede trail Chris was kind to strangers and others but neglected the fact that his family back home worried about him. In the end Chris became at one with nature but realized that his surroundings (meaning family
Chris McCandless died doing what he loved, but was it worth all of the pain and uncertainty he caused his family? Chris embarked on a journey through the Alaskan wilderness, which resulted in his demise. He cut ties with his family due to personal differences in opinion and travelled all around the country living off of the land for the most part. People have formed many different opinions of Chris McCandless, but its up to you to decide whether his actions were selfish or purposeful. In this Journal, I will be questioning the motives of McCandless, connecting with him, as well as evaluating the author.