Into Thin Air By Jon Krakauer Into Thin Air is a non-fiction and adventure book that details the disaster that occurred in 1996 at Mount Everest, and it started as a magazine article. The book is a personal account of the author Jon Krakauer, a professional writer and mountaineering hobbyist, who was sent on the Everest expedition by Outside Magazine with the task of writing an article about his experience. In my opinion, people should read Into Thin Air because it is a story about survival, and it consists of valuable lessons about, perseverance, determination, and character.
In the article , “ Anatoli Boukreev (Responds to Krakauer) , “ by Anatoli Boukreev, Boukreev discusses Krakauer ‘s accusations against his decisions while hiking up Mount Everest. He defends his arguments by reasoning his decisions with factual evidence and events that occurred during his hike. Boukreev has had over 20 years of experience in climbing and has had built enough credibility to reason why he follows specific routines when hiking mountains such as Mount Everest. Krakauer claims that he had left his current clients to cut and run away from the hike itself , but Boukreev states that his reason for that was to assist fellow climbers and keep them up with the pace that they are currently moving up the mountain in. Another question
Money plays a gigantic part in the economy with Everest. “By 1996 Hall was charging $65,000 a head…” (pg.36). To guides, gross amounts of money paid, Sherpa’s at the base of the mountain went from a small village with no wheels to having the children wearing baseball caps and American branded shirts. This even allowed anyone who could pay, could climb the mountain, even if guides had to drag them up the mountain. There wasn’t as much lack of trust due to the types of people, but their skill level.
In "Contest of Words," Ben Lerner’s writing style seems, at first, all over the place. He tells a variety of stories and brings up examples that don’t seem to be related in the slightest. Having read the piece in its entirety and looking at the bigger picture, it is far easier to see the commonalities. Most of the evidence and examples he uses are based on his own experiences. He also draws in information from politics and refers to real life examples that people can identify with, fine print on agreements too small to understand or the speaking side effects in commercials too fast to understand.
Trevor Noah rhetorical strategy was when he question’s Lahren’s ethos and the use of her platform. Lahren has created a platform for herself that reaches millions of viewers as the new face for social media conservatives. Noah questions whether she realizes how her facts, comments and body language can provoke anger and outrage to many people. It’s okay to express your opinion but when you make statements like, "Black Lives Matter movement was the “next KKK” because of violent acts against the police were caused by a few isolated members who claim to be part of movement.
In Boukreev response to Krakauer and his summary of May 10, 1996 and the events that took place on that day. He asserts that Krakauer and his accusations are false about that day and that Boukreev simply left to save himself. Boukreev is writing in his piece that Krakauer was simply not in the loop of what he was doing and that his accusations were simply simple mistakes and what comes later is the correct information. With every point that Krakauer makes Boukreev has his own. For example, Boukreev writes “Also, Mr. Krakauer raised a question about my climbing without oxygen and suggested that perhaps my effectiveness was compromised by that decision.”
It was 1996 when Jon Krakauer took a job from the magazine company, Outside, to report on mountain climbing expedition tours which had been raising speculation. Krakauer had a passion for climbing ever since a young age, and he especially had always wanted to climb Everest. He had climbed before, but not altitudes as intense as what he was about to take on. Upon his journey, he found the altitude to be more than challenging. His oxygen intake began decreasing substancially and he could feel himself fading away.
Decisions Determine Fate The decisions a person makes determines how their life will be. Some people listen to advice given to them, but others do not. In William Shakespeare’s
In the play Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, the main character, Hamlet, claims and perceives women to be treacherous, heartless, and untrustworthy. The root of Hamlet's hatred for women seems to have began with his mother, Gertrude, and is then taken out on the fragile, young Ophelia. His father’s mysterious, unnatural death is also a possible cause of his beliefs and actions. Throughout the scenes, Hamlet’s mental state worsens and we can see a clear pattern of misogyny in his communication and actions with the female characters in the play. Hamlet’s deep-rooted hatred and confusion of love is much more complex than just the simple fact of misogyny or his dislike for women.
Lewis complicates the matters further when attacking government officials for “nine of our leader being indicted…by the federal government for peaceful protests” (para 6.5). In other words, the government responds when a group of citizens becomes a threat intending to create changes. The immediate reaction is suppression of radical actions. Lewis includes logos in order to engage the audience about the harsh behavior of the police. By including a historical evidence, Lewis’s argument is stronger rather than providing a claim without proof.
In the letter responding to John Krakauer, Anatoli Boukreev addresses the topic of his actions while guiding a group throughout Mount Everest. He argues that Krakauer does not have the amount of experience and he wasn’t as close to the action as Boukreev was. He claims that Krakauer doesn’t have the correct amount of knowledge to make assumptions about his actions on Mount Everest. Boukreev claims that he has a lot more experience than Krakauer does because he has climbed Mount Everest three times and he has overcame seven of the fourteen mountains over 7,000 meters in elevation. He tells the reader that he sensed that there were other problems down the mountain and he wanted to go warn the others about the change of weather that was coming.
Baseball is one of the most well-known sports to the American people and has a major impact on our culture. Baseball brings friends and family together for great times, and competitiveness. Who would have thought that one man made baseball what is today, and that man is Jackie Robinson. Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play in the major leagues and at the time, it shocked America because there were still some segregation issues going on at the time. Jackie Robinson had one goal, and that was to show America that African Americans can play the game of baseball just as good and that they should not be judged by the color of their skin.