The concept of romanticism is everywhere in today's culture. Most examples of romanticism are in visual art such as films or paintings and drawings. One film that exemplifies the themes of romanticism is the film "Into the wild" directed by Sean Penn.
In this film Christopher McCandless gives away all his possessions and goes off into the woods in Alaska. Authors and poets during the period of Romanticism withdrew from society and went off to explore nature. They hoped to become one with the rest of creation and nature. Christopher like Henry David Thoreau who was a famous romanticist thinker went of into the woods to get away from society and feel more like a part of nature. Also he followed his heart like Thoreau did when he went off into the woods. McCandless believed that if he embraced nature that he would find freedom.
Christopher McCandless hoped to find freedom in nature and not be attached to society. He did not want to conform to societies values and that is why he went off into nature. This film was a true representation of a romanticist thinker and author, although the main character was not a romanticist.