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Henry David Thoreau and Chris Mccandless

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Transcript of Henry David Thoreau and Chris Mccandless

& Their Journeys On August 18, 1992, Chris dies happily. After an unsuccessful attempt to return to society, he leaves the world with this picture. Henry David Thoreau
graduates from Harvard
College and worked as a surveyor and made pencils with his dad. However, at 28 he wanted to write his own book. Thoreau and McCandless Chris McCandless 1st step Finished 2nd step Spark Last step Start McCandless was born into a rich family, but had no desire for money or civilization in general. After graduating at Emory he left on hid journey All throughout his life, McCandless had a love for nature. (cc) image by anemoneprojectors on Flickr Chris travels around the USA making friends and experiences along the way. He tells everyone that will listen of his dream: going to Alaska. In March of 1992, McCandless arrives in Alaska to follow his lifelong dream. He Travels out into the wild to be one with nature. Henry David Thoreau 1st step 2nd step Spark Last step Start Thoreau's want to write
a book leads him
to start a 2 year
experiment Thoreau moves out to Walden
Pond and builds a cabin for an
'experiment'. He is well prepared and spends months in
isolation with nature After spending months with nature, Thoreau leaves
Walden Pond after
writing up
"Nature" 1st step Finished 2nd step Spark Last step Start (cc) image by nuonsolarteam on Flickr McCandless was born into a rich family, but had no desire for money or civilization in general. After graduating at Emory he left on hid journey All throughout his life, McCandless had a love for nature. Chris travels around the USA making friends and experiences along the way. He tells everyone that will listen of his dream: going to Alaska. In March of 1992, McCandless arrives in Alaska to follow his lifelong dream. He Travels out into the wild to be one with nature. -Love
of nature -Prepared for expedition -Left without supplies -Thoreau was cautious with his expedition -Chris didn't really care about the outcome -He survived for months in an old abandoned bus -Survived the wild by building himself a cabin -Lied to his family about the expedition and left unexpectedly -Was very upfront about leaving and didn't hold back telling anyone Thoreau gets
several of his books
published with many dealing with nature and civil disobedience In March of 1992, McCandless arrives in Alaska to follow his lifelong dream. He Travels out into the wild to be one with nature. He lives the life he has pursued his whole life. In these days he has the deepest thoughts of his life. He has more fun than most people have in a lifetime. His mother says it the best. Henry David Thoreau graduates from Harvard College and worked as a surveyor and made pencils with his dad. However, at 28, Thoreau wanted to write his own book -Both disliked the
idea of money -Both wanted to be
Independent -Both went on a journey to find
what life really meant to them By:
Johnny Fewell
Wilhelm Willie
Kekoa Santiago
Kelsey Litchfield Birth Henry David Thoreau was born
on July 12, 1817 in Concord,
Massachusetts. Born right at
the time the transcendentalist
movement was taking root Thoreau grew up close to his brother an witnessed his brother's death which
traumatized Thoreau. He then worked as a surveyor and made pencils alongside
his father until he was 28. He developed a friendship with Ralph Waldo Emerson and built a cabin on land owned by Emerson. He lived for 2 years alone in Walden pond. During this time he did a lot of reading and writing. He uses his trip to Walden
Pond as his inspiration for "Walden". He was an avid traveler and traveled to the Maine Woods and Cape Cod. Henry was perceived as
someone who found great
joy in daily life was testified
by his neighbors and Ralph
Emerson. He enjoyed nature and opposed government from waging war and was strongly against slavery Death and Legacy Thoreau died of tuberculosis in 1862 at the
age of 44. His last words were "Moose" and
"Indian". After his death, he left a huge journal
which would later be published in 20 volumes.
His reputation was strong as a transcendentalist
writer who loved nature. His work was read
by Chris McCandless during his grand journey McCandless's Life: McCandless was born February 2, 1968 in El Segundo, California
- His parents, Billie and Walt McCandless, were wealthy. He had one sister, Carine, who was one of his best friends in life.
-His father had other children with an old girlfriend, and Chris never knew this. This was one of his motivations to leave because he felt his life was a lie. In school, McCandless was a good student, with passing grades. His success in school got him into a prestigious university: Emory.
He was also a leader on the cross country squad
In 1986 he graduated High School. His Youth Thoreau McCandless Education He Graduted college on May 12, 1990. After College, McCandless donated $24,000 To an organization called Oxfam, that fights world hunger. He began his adventure in June of that year. After touring the US and learning things about himself and others along the way. From now on, he would go by the name of Alex Supertramp After College Thoreau and McCandless: Their Philosophies Rejected the day-to-day world society
Loving nature made your life pure
Society had a bad influence on people
Material objects like money were evil
Making your life simple would make you more happy His Journey "I am reborn. This is my dawn. Real life has just begun." - Chris McCandless (pg168) in his journal Personalities Thoreau Encouraged others to be themselves
Social
Really close with his brother
Got angry with the modern day
world and became a
transcendentalist. McCandless Wasn't very social
Very adventurous
Was somewhat 'ignorant' during his journey
Didn't like things being handed to him (Like a new car)
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