What Vedder casts in the song “Society” does relate to Chris McCandless through the story in many different ways. McCandless’s nature to not be controlled by anyone, along with his love for the feeling of freedom. In “Society” the line “ I think I need to find a bigger place, cause when you have more than you think, you need more space.” Which would be like Chris in life, having everything he needed in life to succeed but he needed more space away from life to feel like he succeeded. He told Ron that,” I fear you will follow the same inclination in the future and thus fail to discover all the wonderful things God has placed around us to discover.” Which is him praising what he has found other than the life he was destined to, the same can be said with his Alaska trip his soul is dedicated to and while he was in Arizona, taking off his socks was his sign of freedom and something he was after even while not being submerged in it, which is something the song gives off.
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Eddie Vedder's song "Society" relates to Chris McCandless, because the song is about not needing a lot of things to be content in life and how society has a lust for things they don't particularly need and that describes Chris' persona because he's a humble, laid back guy who thinks society is "plastic". Throughout the story, using context clues, we know that Chris doesn't seem to care about who'll miss him, his love for the wilderness outweighs his worry for his family. The song relates to that by saying "I hope you're not lonely without me". "Society you're a crazy breed" almost sounds like something Chris would say.
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The representation from the song, does relate to Chris portrayed in the book. In line 15, it states "you need more space" this seemed to really tie in with Chris because he took this trip to be adventurous but he also needed to get away from other people. In line 6, it says "until you have it all you won't be free." I like this line because it is a great way to describe the fact that Chris is very independent and doesn't listen to what others have to say.
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The song casts a really good example of what Chris's mind is going through. The line "I hope your not lonely without me, Society you're a crazy bread." That line really show's that he says he's sorry but hes really not sorry for what he's done. He is telling them he doesn't really care if they are sad and lonely without him because he's doing what he wants and what makes him happy. It shows Chris is finally getting his freedom that he's always wanted in life. Vedder is saying that Chris didn't want all of the things he had in his life. He just wants the things he absolutely needs to try and survive in the wild. He doesn't want all the fancy things, he wants the simply normal things.
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The song "Society" by Eddie Vedder does relate to Chris McCandless's personality and motivations in many ways. Firstly, looking at the style of music, the minimalist instrumental behind Eddie Vedder's voice does, to me, reflect Chris's desire to carry as little as he possibly can with him, even foregoing things that are detrimental to his survival. Lyrically, the line "There's those thinking more or less less is more / But if less is more how are you keeping score?" Chris believes that how "successful" in life you are is not equal to how many physical possessions you have - to him, how little possessions he has is success. He even seems to gloat to people he meets about how little he's gotten by with. Also, throughout the song Eddie Vedder seems to denounce society with the lines "Society, you're a crazy breed/crazy and deep" which ties into Chris's tendencies to reject being around people, and moving from city to city often even when he seems to have settled down. The line that follows, "I hope you're not lonely without me" seems to elude to a "sorry not sorry" type of attitude - Chris is aware he's hurting the people he's forged bonds with on his journey, but he can't help being the way he is.
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Eddie Vedder compares the song to Chris by describing how the less you have the happier you will be and how society is messed and corrupted. I say this because in the song he says Vedder say "You think you want more than you need until you have it you wont be free." By this he means that if you are not happy with what you have then you will never be happy until you get what you want. Which compares to Chris because he doesnt have a lot but is still happier than most people are. Another way Vedder describes the Chris is talking about how society is so corrupt. He describes this by saying "Society you are a crazy breed." By this Vedder means society is very random and all over the place you don't know what to expect out of it. So long story short the song describes how the more you want the less happy you will be and to be happy and free you need to learn to be happy with what you have.
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The song does very much relate to Chris. The song talks about less is more, and that's what Chris is trying to achieve. This man named Chris goes out, changes his names, gets rid of his belongings, and adventures all alone. Another line in the song is "Society, you're a crazy breed. I hope you're not lonely without me." This is reflecting Chris's feelings towards society and his friends/family.
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The projection that Vedder casts on Alex defends Alex's persona and motiviations in his song "Society." One example in the song that reflects Alex is the line "There's those thinking more or less less is more." This quote from the song explains how Alex's mindset is that having more isn't always the best thing, and that having less can mean that those few items are more important to them so Alex appreciates them more. Another line that reflects Alex well is "Society, you're a crazy breed...Society, crazy and deep." This line represents how Alex isn't fond of society and the everchanging ways the world is taking. Alex focuses more on the nature side and the experiences with it. His mindset of society is a plastic environment with no appreciation for what they have, which is why Alex stays in nature and endures it.
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Eddie Vedder had hit Chris´s motivation and style of life really well in his song. With how in the song Eddie has the line ¨there´s those thinking more is less and less is more¨ Him bringing this into his song can so people who listen to it understand that that was the life that Chris lived, he didn´t want stuff all he wanted was to enjoy his adventure with little to no care in the world. Its shown in the book with Alex or Chris only having what he needs and not taking anything that the people he meets offer him, to help him on his way.
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The projection that Vedder cast on Chris/ Alex's motivations and persona is supportive of his lifestyle because he talks about being lonely and leaving. In the song it says " I think I need to find a bigger place, Cause when you have more than you think, You need more space". Those lyrics relate to Alex because he gets rid of/ burns all the things that he believes he doesn't need and heads out to a bigger place, Alaska. Vedder also says "Society, crazy and deep, I hope you're not lonely without me" and those lyrics also relate to Alex because him heading our into Alaska is like him "leaving society". The thoughts that Vedder cast in this song "Society" relates to Chris/ Alex life for these reasons.
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Eddie Vedder's song "Society" is a very good outline of Chris's beliefs. One line from the song that really reflects this is "You think you have to want more than you need". An example from the book that supports this line is when Chris had to abandon his car in the desert. He had to pack what he could into a backpack and carry less than the little amount of belongings he had already brought. A normal person would have been upset by this, but Chris was very happy to not have many belongings. He'd much rather have less than more. In Vedder's song, he is stating that our society values objects more than anything. "Society" is a good representation of Chris's attitude for more than this reason but this is the one that stood out to me.
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Eddie Vedder's version of Chris/Alex is very accurate to the book version because of how both represent him as someone who rejects society and isn't sorry for leaving. In the song, Vedder calls society "you're a crazy breed." Which is setting up Chris's character as someone who does not like society's actions. Later on, Vedder says "Your thoughts begin to bleed," which is pointing to the idea that humanity as a whole has their thoughts overlapping, and bleeding into other people's thought process. When Vedder is talking about what people want, he says "You think you have to want more than you need until you have it all you won't be free," Which is implying that the more people want, the more they will be trapped by the things they want. In the book, it talks about how Chris wants to leave society and go to Alaska, in any way possible. The song helps bring more insight onto why he wants to leave.
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Eddie Edder does a great job of portraying how Alex feels towards other people and society in general. In the main verse "I hope you're not lonely without me" can be interpreted as sarcasm on Alex's part. He doesn't have anyone that he keeps close relations to or he allows to get that close to him. Although the song portrays him as too anti-people, he does stay distant and in some ways a lone wolf. The verse "If less is more how you're keeping score" helps explain Alex's disassociation with personal items and the value in items. In the book he burns money and abandons his car which had been with him a long time and throughout many parts of his life. This lyric in the song allows the listener to make that connection.
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Eddie Vedder relates his lyrics to Alex/Chris journey in many different ways. Vedder quotes that, "Until you have it all you won't be free". This explains that you can have all the money and things you want, but you won't be free until you obtain what you want. Another good lyrical quote is when, "I hope you aren't lonely without me". This explains to us that he is sorry about is escaping society but he truly isn't sorry.
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Eddie Vedder's song, "Society" really portrays the attitude and feelings of Chris while he's on his journey. Throughout the song, there is a lot of repetition of the line "I hope you're not lonely without me". This line could be interpreted as Chris saying he's sorry if people don't want him to go or are lonely without him, but he doesn't really care. Another line that relates directly to the book is "I think I need to find a bigger place". When Chris was back home he had all he needed to be successful, but he wanted more. He wanted more in the sense of space. He wanted to get out of society and have all the space he could dream of, being on his own. In the song it says "Society, you're a crazy breed". This is Chris speaking to society and how he doesn't want to be apart of the "crazy breed". In the novel, Chris tells Ron, " I fear you will follow the same inclination in the future and thus fail to discover all of the wonderful things God has placed around us to discover." This is Chris telling about what he has found along with the life he feels he was led to live.
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Eddie Vedder's song "Society", shows Chris/Alex as being a person that couldn't relate to the world he was living in and someone that couldn't stand being around people all the time. In the song, it says "You think you have to want more the you need until you have it all you won't be free. Society, you're a crazy breed." The lyrics from this song show that when Chris/Alex was still living in the city, he didn't understand while everybody needed all new things and always wanted more. Also in the song, it says " 'Cause when you have more than you think, you need more space." I believe that these words mean that as Chris/Alex was growing up, he had everything he could ever want which caused him to be distant from everyone else and want to go away from it all.
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The lyrics that Eddie Vedder used to give his listeners his perspective on Alex related to who Alex really was in a couple of ways. Vedder made it a point to say, ¨Society, you're a crazy breed. I hope you're not lonely without me.¨ This depicts how Alex was against society and how people typically lived in society. Vedder also has the line, ¨I think I need to find a bigger place/ ´Cause when you have more than you think/You need more space¨ This line especially compares to Alex because he was always on an adventure to find where he belonged, but h never settled because he had a set path for something bigger that he thought was the space he needed. Vedder´s song, towards the end, asks foe mercy and claims to hope society isn't angry. If there is any line that doesn't necessarily relate to Alex I think it would be this one. I don´t think Alex was really concerned about how society really felt about what he was doing. Alex had a set path and nothing society, or anyone, could express to change his mind.
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The way Eddie Vedder casts Chris/Alex is accurate the way that Krakaur wrote him. One on the examples is how in the song Vedder writes, "You think you have to want more than you need, Until you have it all you won't be free." The lyric relates to Chris/Alex because back in the book, he says that he doesn't need a new car even though his parents were willing to purchase it for him. Even though Chris' family has all this money and all these things her doesn't feel the need to buy more than he needs. Also, back in the lyrics Vedder writes that "I think I need to find a bigger place." That lyric really hits home for Chris because he wants to go out and explore and also have these wild adventures. Chris being home is not a big enough space for him, so he branched out into the wild.
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Eddie Vedder uses his song ''Society'' to describe Alexes life. Every line in the song has a meaning. The song talks about how Alex doesn't fit in, but he still has made bonds with people hes met. The song says "I hope your not lonely without me". It shows that he has made connections with people, but he wants to leave before they worry to much about him. Alex never got attached to anyone.
In Eddy Vedder's Society, he specifically says "society, you're a crazy breed." This could be meant as a reference to Chris/Alex's view on it, but Eddy then follows that up with "hope you're not lonely without me", which is very much not Chris/Alex's feelings on society, as he left it behind to completely start a new life with a new name, so this could be intended as sarcasm possibly. Eddy then writes the verse "There's those thinking more or less less is more
But if less is more how you're keeping score?" Which could relate to Chris/ alex's moving around, trying to find the ever elusive "true freedom"
The Song "Society" by Eddi Vedder expresses Chris McCandless in an accurate light. Starting of with just how the overall song sounds with the raw voice and acoustic guitar. It really portrays how he is traveling, how Chris is on an adventure. The fact that not much instruments expresses how few he has in his pockets. Along with lyrics like "And when you think more than you need" truly show his ideals of more isn't better. "Until you have it all you won't be free" Chris truly believed to be free is shedding all the belongs you don't need. If you have more you just want more "Your thoughts begin to bleed". "We have greed" weighing us down. The only way to truly life in his eyes is to abandon your pockets and travel. This song truly portrays his ideals in lyrics and raw expression.
What Vedder casts in his song "Society" does apply to Chris's motivations and persona. In the song there's a line that says, "I think I need to find a bigger place 'cause when you have more than you think you need more space." This is a direct reflection of Chris because he had everything he needed to be successful, but there's a difference between being successful and feeling successful. He could've lived out the rest of his life doing what every other human in society does, work. This would also explain the reason for his Alaska trip. He needed more space from life and decided Alaska was the best spot to get away from it all.
Eddie Vedder wrote this song to share Chris story. This song goes deep into telling show we couldn't stay in one place, he wanted to keep on move and find adventures. He wanted his own life and not on to be planed out for him.He was one to wake up everyday and just go with the moment of things. Not have to be tired down or judged by what he was doing in life. He was also very sarcastic about when he was gone, he didn't want people to find him, he just wanted to be forgotten and to go into life fully opened minded with himself. Wanting to find himself because he was also handed stuff ad told what to do. He wanted to show power to people.
Eddie Vedder relates the song to Chris in many different ways in his out look on what Chris is doing in his life. With all the times in the book that Chris is complaining abut the people in the word this relates to the time in the song where Eddie sings "society you crazy breed" then in the song it states "I hope your not lonely without me" this is relating to when he is going away and doing what he wants and is hoping that the people in his life don't com in look for him. Now talking about the song it I being played in a minor chord between the chords this makes the song seem more sad, so being in the minor chord this sets the mood for the song.
I believe that Eddy Vedder's "Society" casts a very accurate projection of Chris/Alex's motivations and persona. Eddy applies a very lonesome and longing sound to the song. He does this by drawing words out and singing with a deep summoning tone. The lyrics also represent Chris/Alex very well by speaking of society and the problems with it. In the novel, Chris longs to be on his own with nature and away from all of society. This song truly captures that with the warm sounding acoustic guitar that has a very adventurous tone. When the song states "There's those thinking more or less less is more, But if less is more how're you keeping score?" it captures Chris's obsession with completing his journey with as little possessions as possible.
The song "Society" by Eddie Vedder relates to the life of Chris McCandless because it is about how material things do not necessarily influence happiness. The song shows how people in society just "want" things they don't necessarily need. The song also says "I hope you're not lonely without me" and says how society is a crazy breed. With compares to the thoughts expressed by Chris McCandless in the story.
The lyrics of Society relate to Chris because of the way his mind sees the world. The main lyric in this song is "society your a crazy breed", which is almost identical to when Chris tells Ron that he does not plan on staying long as he wants to get out of society. Also I think the slow/calm style of singing fits perfect with Chris as well. It fits so well because of how quite and polite Chris is.
Through the lyrics of "Society", Eddie Vedder captures Alex's motivations very well. Through the book, Alex proves that he wants to live a very simple, austere life. This reflects in the song not only through the lyrics but through the harmonic choices (instrumentation particularly) and structure as well. Alex's spiteful ideas on society are very much present in the lyrics of the song and are complimented and framed in the very simple ABAB (verse, chorus) form that helps the idea of simplicity ring through the music. On the note of simplicity, the instrumentation is very minimal as well. Two guitars highlight the chord structure while Eddie's voice sings over top. These elements all come together to form a simple but effective song that captures Alex's spirit.