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by Alex Movie/Direction Good - Story/Very Sad
The Movie was a good movie in a sense that it was a story that needed to be told. If it was not told, then people would not know about the story, hence it would not exist because it wasn't told. Get it?
Ok, so my opinion about the story was that it was very sad for a brilliant man, with a college education on his was to become a successful contributor to society, HUMAN SOCIETY, went out in the wild, and to go to Alaska to freeze himself to death to prove his own worth. I ask Why?
Humans are not meant for the wild. I felt that he disrespected the wilderness because he thought he could conquer it. You cannot conquer wilderness. Only wild animals can.
He was very selfish for leaving his family like that. Even though it was disfunctional, with his abusive father and parents and stuff, he left them forever instead of trying to be there for them. That was his situation. Not to be in the wilderness, ALONE?!!?!?!!
In history people that lived out in the sticks, always had a clan or some sort. A family or group they belonged to to overcome the obstacles or the wilderness and survival. AS A GROUP.
When he killed the moose for meat. He had no experience on how to clean it or cut it for food. He didn't have any help. We all need help. Even wild animals.
The story is very sad. I feel very sorry for Chris.
Rated of 5
by C. Sweet Common Ground
This book was an unexpected treasure. Though I initially had disdain for Christopher, I began to understand him when I realized he was really just trying to sort out the same issues we all need answers to. Questions like, "Why am I here?", "What is my purpose?", "What has lasting value and meaning in life?"
This book haunted me long after I put it down. Though Chris acted out his issues externally, by taking risks, refuting materialism, rejecting society to a degree, I feel that he was brave and purehearted, and in his final days came closer to the truth that we are all looking for.
I can tell the author also felt this connection, and because of this, the book almost has an auto-biographical feel. I great read!!
Rated of 5
by nick farago Nomadic Into the Wild is an essential item on the shelf of every non-fiction enthusiast. It is a story of Chris McCandless, his life, and his tragic death at the hands of the Alaskan wilderness. The author, Jon Krakauer, uses every possible technique to give light to an epic tale of adventure, risk, and peril. I recommend this book on the basis of Krakauer’s brilliant style and dedication, and a story that will leave the reader in a retrospective trance. For every person who has immersed themselves in nature or plans on doing so must have insight into the life of Chris McCandless. A fascinating story involving an even more compelling subject makes Into the Wild a frustratingly hard book to put down. The story gives insight into the psychology of McCandless’s life and the adventure that took it from him. Fueled by resentment and a passion to follow his own path, he fled a wealthy family and college education for life on the road. After a three-year journey through North America McCandless saved the best for last; the grand finale of a summer deep in the Alaskan bush, just a man and nature. After extensive research, references and opinions, the author documents the physical and arguable mental mistakes that led him into the bush, and prevented him from coming out. Although the tale itself is captivating, Jon Krakauer’s use of unambiguous style and tone reveals in full extent the enigma of Chris McCandless, and creates a premise that enables the reader come to their own conclusions. One example of Krakauer’s advanced literary style is the enthralling usage of allusions to give the reader a broader spectrum of McCandless’s personality. Although Krakauer strives to stay factual and unbiased, giving personal allusions convinces the reader of the author’s credibility and passion for the story. The tone of his writing is straightforward and slightly sympathetic, coupled with a low level of constant suspense. At the end of the story the reader is well aware that the death of McCandless and the overall complexity of his mind is still somewhat of a mystery, and is up for discussion. Another reason for recommending Into the Wild is how dedicated the author is in giving the reader the full story, and the different angles in which people analyze it. Extensive research is an understatement in describing Jon Krakauer’s style of approach. Unlike many non-fiction novels, it would be unnecessary for the reader to find more factual information on the story. Jon Krakauer realized that the beauty of the story is that it is up to the reader to finalize the life and death of Chris McCandless. By giving insight into all aspects of Chris’s personality, and most extensively the few years before his peril, Krakauer is solely giving the reader the complete background information for a unique, personal hypothesis. For all people who enjoy any type of captivating story I would highly recommend Jon Krakauer’s, Into the Wild. Through exceptional use of literary style and tone, and a truly captivating tale of tragedy and adventure, the novel exceeds expectations. The story of Chris McCandless is one that we can all relate to, and will lead any reader to re evaluate their decisions in life.
Rated of 5
by Beth If you can avoid reading this book; please do
I had to read this book for a summer assignment for school and I thought it was horrible. I can't understand McCandless' motives for wanting to wander off into the wilderness all alone with no knowledge on how to survive. He seems very unintelligent to me. He had been book smart in school and very passionate about different causes so why did he feel the need to escape the real world? I also have a problem with the way the book was written. The author skips from one topic to the next. One chapter, he's died. The next, he's working at a Burger joint. After that, we tour his childhood. Then, he's dying. There is no chronological order and the flow of the story is choppy and hard to follow. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone. Don't suffer like I had to!!!
Rated of 5
by avidreader Memorable
I read this books when it was originally published and although I have ready many, many books, to this day I still vividly remember the story of this young man as if it was yesterday. I have read all 3 of Krakauer's books and find them incredibly interesting, especially since they are true stories and very informative. Like other reviwers I am not adventurous at all but I really enjoyed this book and became emotionally attached to this young man and highly recommend it.
Rated of 5
by Slider Good
I don't read much books.. but this book is amazing. McCandless is an unforgettable young man.
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