Compare And Contrast Mccandless And Treadwell

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Chris McCandless and Timothy Treadwell were two individuals who had chosen a path distinct from society for reasons that only they could understand. Treadwell was fed up of the life that he had been living and decided to become one with the bears.While McCandless had given up on society as a whole and wanted to step into the wilderness to find himself. With different purposes and mindsets, McCandless and Treadwell both decided to go into nature knowing that there might be a chance that they don’t come back out. The writer of Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer, reveals Chris McCandless to be someone who did not fit into society whereas director Werner Herzog shows Timothy Treadwell as someone who had felt an intense hatred towards society. McCandless had been upset due to his sorrow past and had thought that going into the wild would help him escape these feelings that he would leave behind. Treadwell went into nature because of his extraordinary love for animals which he thought he was better off with rather than staying with society. They both had many differences for endeavoring out into the unknown but they had shared the same idea of finding the value of life through mother nature. McCandless and Treadwell had many differences and similarities in their motives of leaving society. In the film Grizzly Man, Herzog shows many instances on how Treadwell had felt about society and nature. He shows a part of the documentary where Treadwell was cursing the …show more content…
So, what makes Treadwell and McCandless any different from them. They both went against social norms and what people expected of them and did something different. They both had decided to not conform to society's thinking and built their own sense of freedom. Most would think that they were unethical and missed out on the opportunity of life. But for them, this was their purpose of living, and without their journeys, their lives would not feel

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