Travels With Mccaigy And On The Road

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Many people in America are unsure where they belong or where they should be. Some people choose to explore the world by traveling while the others choose to rot in their boring lives. Life in America is hard, there are highly expectations from people and the judgment is in every corner one turns to. The three novels, Into the Wild, Travels with Charley, and On the Road are three unique novels about separate individuals who choose to travel in order to seek what they are looking for. McCandless, from Into the Wild, is a young man who travels to Alaska to seek for the freedom he wanted and to escape from the reality he was living. John, from Travels with Charley, is a retired citizen who decides to go on a journey to witness what the American …show more content…
After his death, his mother visited the bus where he died. Belli says, “But I admit it- the place has certain beauty. I can see what appealed to Chris” (202). What Belli is trying to say is that McCandless choose the right place to get away from civilization. True beauty of nature is what helps people to escape from what they are running away from. McCandless choose to live off the land in Alaska due to its beauty and wilderness that help him find himself and relax; although his journey ended taking his life. In the opinion of Krakauer in his interview, “I was just young and suffered from the stupidity and hubris of youth. And I believe McCandless was very much, you know, the same way, that he wasn 't trying to kill himself. He was trying to test himself.”(Did John Krakauer finally solve ‘Into the Wild’ mystery”). Krakauer is saying that he himself went to Alaska to climb a mountain to live an experience and escape from everything for a while. The difference between Krakauer and McCandless recklessness is that Krakauer did not die and McCandless did. The opinion of Krakauer, “it wasn’t the seeds of the wild potato that had done McCandless in; he was probably killed instead by mold that had been growing on those seeds” (194). Although Krakauer was not sure what killed, he tried to get to the bottom of it with the theory that he …show more content…
No matter what path one chooses, there is racism in every corner. Some do not see it as a bad thing while others are strongly offended when someone does not agree with them. Racism has its roots, for many years people sold as slaves for being different such as their skin color, language, religion, and origins. The Encyclopedia of Knowledge states, “Slavery is a societal institution based on ownership, dominance, and exploitation of one human being by another” (115). The Encyclopedia of Knowledge provides the information of what slavery is. African America where part of the biggest slave market. New Orleans history states, “In 1721 more black male slaves than free white men lived in the city . . . A large number of slaves arrived in New Orleans between 1719 and 1731.” New Orleans history is saying that as slaves were migrated into New Orleans leading each white male to own multiple black slaves making the population of slaves grow bigger than those who live there. Throughout the years, as the black population grew, mix races started to form and black people started to attend schools causing residents from New Orleans to grow anger and form a group against blacks. The group called Ku Klux Klan came together because of public disturbance towards different races. Their hate was stronger towards African Americans. According to Rise of the Ku Klux Klan, “the Klan evolved into a terrorist organization. It would be responsible

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