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Into the Wild
Transcript of Into the Wild
"I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love. I felt in myself a superabundance of energy which found no outlet in our quiet life"
--LEO TOLSTOY, “FAMILY HAPPINESS” PASSAGE HIGHLIGHTED IN ONE OF THE BOOKS FOUND WITH CHRIS MCCANDLESS’S REMAINS
a) The meaning of this quote is all the intention you have to do in this world can't be just released in normal society... Example being if you wanted to go out and do things that wouldn't fit societies norms, you would be deemed as weird, or mentally ill. You are expected to act one way and no other.
B for Biography Leo Tolstoy
Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time
Many of his books were based upon his experiences in the Crimean War.
Veteran of the Patriotic War of 1812,
C for Connection
McCandless wanted to get away from the dirty society he lived in.
He wanted to experience a real or natural way of life.
Wilderness appealed to those bored or disgusted with man and his works. It not only offered an escape from society but also was an ideal stage for the romantic individual to exercise the cult that he frequently made of his own soul. The solitude and total freedom of the wilderness created a perfect setting for either melancholy or exultation.
--RODERICK NASH, WILDERNESS AND THE AMERICAN MIND
Name: Alexzha Garcia
A for Analysis
showing that everyone knows that going out into the wilderness is like an escape for life
they can truly express their love and feeling and whatever they wish
McCandless wanted to free his soul
he thought the soul was the most important possession humans had
didn't like consumerism.
"Roderick Nash." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 17 Jan. 2017.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, and Henry David Thoreau. "Transcendentalism." Religion Past and Present (n.d.): n. page. Web. 17 Jan. 2017.
is a professor emeritus of history and environmental studies at the University of California Santa Barbara
the first person to descend the Tuolumne River (using a raft)
After witnessing a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara in 1969 he and a number of other faculty members became active within the University and founded an environmental studies program there.
firm believer in environmental education and is also an avid white-water river rafter.
Materialism is bad: