I will probably read it again with my daughter when she is old enough to discuss it. Chris McCandless in the book, and from what I understand in the movieis a hero and courageous for flying in the face of everything he grew up with to find a better way. A young man unhappy with the materialism, hunger, and waste in the world; This book is a wonderful cautionary tale. A young man unhappy with the materialism, hunger, and waste in the world; angry with his father for not being a perfect father to him; intellectually superior, a fantastic athlete in top condition
Four months later, he died of starvation, aged Chis achieved his desire to escape the artificial consumer society and experience the wildlife with no boundaries. Goodbye and may God bless you all! He sees it as a place where he can live by his own rules, absolutely free, this is a place without the evils of the modern world.
He desires to live alone, in a world where the only rules to follow are the nature laws. As this level of freedom requires a complete isolation, Christopher has to go into the wild alone.
However, the reality of living in the wilderness is not so romantic as he supposes.
Chris spends so much time and effort to find some food to keep him alive. His letters, diary and notes found disclosed his desperate efforts to survive. The temptation of danger and risky activities is central to the book. This some kind of inner demon is driving Christopher during his adventures.
He wants to experience all hazardous and unpredictable situations to challenge himself. Chris is also driven by the danger inherent in the inability to forgive.
He thinks that his parents are too materialistic and believes that giving all his savings to charity is the only right decision to make. This devotion to principle is admirable, though, Chis often puts his principles above people. As a result, he hurts people without even intending to do it.
For instance, in college Christopher decides that he has a moral problem with presents as he cannot give or accept them. He made a derelict bus his home and from there he hunted animals and went to collect food.
Unfortunately, the wildlife is serious and threatening and it is impossible to survive without being prepared. Cris had no compass, gear, phone, maps, instead, he brought a lot of books with him. Without food and water, he felt that he was weakening and losing weight very fast, that his end was near.
Shorty after, he died.
Three weeks later, his body was found by a group of hunters. They would have saved his life, had been Christoper still alive.
Into the Wild is a very passionate and interesting book. The movie, as well as the book, received plenty of positive reviews, which cemented the unique story of Christopher McCandless into American history.Into the Wild grew out of a popular article Jon Krakauer wrote about Chris McCandless's death for Outside Magazine.
The article started a controversy, as some argued that Chris was a fool who went. Moreover, Into the Wild’s evocative and often poetic use of media underlines that it is a literary work as opposed to a work of strictly objective reportage. Certain features of the book’s opening also invoke the related genres of .
LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in Into the Wild, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work. The American . The title of a book by the 19th-century Russian novelist Ivan Turgenev, Fathers and Sons, this is one of the main themes of Into the Wild.
If there is a single turning point in the life of Christopher McCandless, it may be the discovery that his father had a second, secret family. This revelation. The title of a book by the 19th-century Russian novelist Ivan Turgenev, Fathers and Sons, this is one of the main themes of Into the Wild.
If there is a single turning point in the life of Christopher McCandless, it may be the discovery that his father had a second, secret family.
This revelation. Into the Wild study guide contains a biography of author Jon Krakauer, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.