Analysis Of The Book ' Into The Wild ' By Jon Krakauer Essay

1070 Words Sep 4th, 2015 5 Pages
Transcendentalism is described a person who finds satisfaction in solitude and nature. It was a nineteenth century movement in which mean people joined. In the book Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer, Chris McCandless is a transcendentalist, from the modern age, which means he enjoys the simplicity of life and deliberate living or living life with intentions. McCandless goes into the wild with the aspiration of finding himself through nature. In the eyes of a transcendentalist, they believe that natures role in life is important. Nonconformity, Self- reliance, deliberate living, confidence, and nature are key aspects of a transcendental lifestyle. When describing transcendentalist, the word nonconformity is used to define their actions. These type of people refuse to conform with the establish rules, attitudes, or ideas that seem “normal” to most people. They fail to behave the way most people behave. For example, Chris McCandless went to college and thought it was meaningless all he wanted to do was live his own way without the influence of others. Then, he walked into the wild to live off nature with basically nothing (Krakauer 22). Some people would call him insane, but Thoreau and Emerson agree with the way McCandless lived his life. Thoreau says, “So thoroughly and sincerely are we compelled to live, reverencing our life, and denying the possibility of change” (764). Therefore, Thoreau says that we are all stuck living the same lives, and no one wants to change.…

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