Unexpected Encounters from Into the Wild and the Blind Side

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The Text I have chosen was Into the Wild and The Blind Side they are both films. The encounters that both Michael Oher and Christopher McCandless met on their journeys made dramatic changes on both Michael and Christopher. The main unexpected journey that Michael O’her had was that he had encountered success despite of his background. The main unexpected journey that Christopher McCandless had was starvation. In Sean Peen’s 2007 film Into the Wild he elaborated the unexpected encounter that Christopher McCandless had.

The dream that Christopher McCandless had was to live without money because he hated it when his parents talked about money and that was the only thing that they talked about with Chris. He went on a journey to find himself because he wanted a challenge and that challenge was going into nature and living without his money and his car. He didn’t expect the encounter that Christopher McCandless had was struggling in his battle with nature. He thought that getting food was much easier for him to get but what Christopher McCandless had was his encounter with nature and it taught him that nature had no mercy on anyone.

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The consequence that he had was he died of starvation. John Lee Hancock’s film The Blind Side relates to inner journey because there was a young man at the centre of this story who will one day be among the most highly paid athletes in the National Football League. Michael Oher has no self confidence in himself and has to make an inner journey to discover who he is and become successful. Michael Oher, a homeless African-American boy from a broken home, is taken in by the Touhys; a well-to-do white family who help him fulfil his potential.

But, it’s not just a story about a homeless person being transformed into a changed person; it’s also a story about the Touhy’s’. Oher’s presence in their lives leads them to some insightful self-discoveries of their own. Living in his new environment, Oher faces a completely different set of challenges. As a football player and student, he works hard and, with the help of his coaches and adopted family, becomes an All-American offensive left tackle. At the end of his inner journey Michael is a success story and a happy man.

In conclusion, Michael O’her and Christopher McCandless both had unexpected encounters which dramatic change their inner journey. One had positive outcomes and the other had negative outcomes. Michael Oher hep from his adopted family and his successful carrier change his life in a positive way. On the other hand Christopher McCandless got no positive results and he was to late understanding that nature was a cruel place to live in and he died at the end of his unexpected encounter with nature.

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