on Krakauer, a Mountain climber, took part in one of the most disastrous mountain climbing expeditions in history. In his book, “Into thin Air” he attempts to write about the events that took place during his devastating time on the mountain. In his book he explains about the events, and how he and his team struggled to get to the top of the mountain, and worse yet, struggled for survival. Jon Krakauer had a feeling that he shouldn’t have agreed to the expedition. In doing so he lost the lives of some of his friends, and has to live with the decision that he made.
He died saving Peak’s dad Josh in a terrible blizzard on the mountain K2. Josh was the only one who survived in the frightful blizzard. He sat there watching all his team members die and he too was close to death. With little chance of survival, Ki-tar stumbled up the mountain in the horrible conditions and risked his life to save one climber. Soon after he rescued Josh, Ki-tar died in the bed next to Josh.
Benjamin Disraeli once said, “Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power.” That being said, we as human beings face circumstances constantly in our daily lives, externally and internally. Jon Krakauer is the author of Into Thin Air, a nonfiction book that focuses on the grueling account that him and his fellow climbers endured while trying to climb Mount Everest. The story begins with him being assigned to write a brief piece about the mountain for Outside magazine. He was supposed to stay at a base camp and report from there, but somehow manages to convince his bosses to allow him and his fellow climbers to embark on a expedition to the summit of the mountain. Unfortunately, that is when things didn’t go accordingly to plan.
One day Billy-Bob said to Luke I want to do something more challenging, so they decided to climb MT Olympus. Meanwhile in Olympus the gods did not like the idea of mortals coming to their world. The next day Billy-Bob and Luke go to Frank’s Adventure Emporium. They talked to Frank and got everything they need for their trip. He also gave them something very important a bag of wind.
Erik Weihenmayer wrote the story “Everest” about reaching the summit of Mount Everest as a blind person. Weihenmayer has taken many risks of climbing mountains without one of the most important senses, his eyesight. In these two stories, they talk about the struggles of climbing mountains, but also the triumph of reaching their goals. In “The Devils Thumb” by Jon Krakaeur, the perspective is from the view point of a solo climber. In the story it says, “Writing these words more than a dozen years later, it’s no longer entirely clear just how I thought soloing the Devils Thumb would transform my life” (157).
Powder by Tobias Wolff Tobias Wolff’s, “Powder,” is about a father that attempts to win back his family by taking his son Tobias on a ski trip. The audience can relate to this if they have ever had any family issues, which many would likely have. In the story, the father risks driving his family through the snow and ice to go skiing with them. This is symbolic to represent the dedication he feels towards his family and how he desperately wants to keep them in-tact. Without this symbolism in the story, the story would not be as effective because it wouldn’t show the audience the key elements they need to fully understand it.
But one of his soldiers still came down to check on BeoWulf, although all the other soldiers were so scared that they didn’t join BeoWulf in the killing of the dragon. But then BeoWulf passes his dynastic necklace to the soldier who came down to help him. Because BeoWulf was dieing and he needed someone to take care of his
They like to think of themselves as noble, honest, and good, especially in comparison to other people. People like to believe they would never hurt someone, or cause any damage of any kind. Psychologists tell people of what’s called “illusory superiority,” the cognitive bias in us all that causes a person to think far too highly of their positive qualities, and far too little of their negative ones. In their heads, they’re much better people than (let’s be honest) they really are. Again, this doesn’t make people bad or wrong.
We have never been placed in a situation like theirs’ and so our opinion will be biased, but we are all still humans and we know how feelings get easily affected. Celebrities already go through a lot and they would love the support, and whether you think they’re overpaid or not, we should remember that we’re all equal. Just because they happen to get more money doesn't mean they’re better, nor does it mean that they’re
But I think the most common criteria I could come up with is a friend who is funny and positive, that in the future will always support them and not bad-mouthing about their best friends behind their back. It is also the matter of trustworthiness. People who betray other people, especially in this case best friends are just a major turn off. Because trust values the most in everybody’s friendships. If we can’t trust other people or be trusted by other people.
Unfortunately, they were caught in a hazardous blizzard which killed eight people. After being subjected to the many risky features, climbers continue to ascend Everest. Many question why clients would ever want to climb with such risks, but they say the need is too strong. They ignore their logical thoughts about turning back, and are adamant about reaching the top. Clients shouldn’t continue climbing Everest if there is a risk of death.
“Beck’s head was also caked with a thick armor of frost. Balls of ice the size of grapes were matted to his hair and eyelids.” (260), Hutchinson reports. Shocked, and confused about what to do, he asked Lhakpa, who had climbed Everest before and was respected by the Sherpas,what the best course of action would be. Lhakpa said that the best decision would likely be to just leave the two climbers, because “...they would certainly die before they could be carried down to Base Camp, and attempting a rescue would needlessly jeopardize the lives of other climbers on the Col...” (260) After being abandoned, Beck later returned to Camp, having walked himself, even in his terrible condition. This made Jon a more respectful person, because seeing how people can persevere, and live in even the toughest of times gave him more respect for others.
Krakauer ends Into Thin Air by logically developing an argument which explains the deaths of Scott Fischer, the leader of an expedition ascending Everest at the same time as the Adventure Consultant’s expedition, and Yasuko Namba, a client of Adventure Consultants. The storm had rendered both Scott and Yasuko helpless and unable to descend the mountain by their own strength. Consequently, in the final chapters of the book, the surviving leaders must decide between attempting to rescue Scott and Yasuko and “needlessly jeopardizing] the lives of the other climbers” or returning to base camp without the Scott and Yasuko. Realizing that the climbers were “as close to death as a person can be and still breathing” led the leaders to abandon any attempts to rescue either Fischer or Yasuko in the hope of saving the lives of everyone at camp. Including this argument helps Krakauer establish the motives of the surviving climbers.
Climbing the mountain, a risky task for all- with death right around the corner. Jon Krakauer recaps his experience participating in a 1996 expedition to Mount Everest in his novel, Into Thin Air. During the expedition, he recalls near-death experiences on Everest, a variety caused by the severe lack of oxygen and subzero weather. A certain memory embedded into Krakauer 's mind for all eternity has to be after reaching his destination (Camp Four). According to Jon Krakauer, he discovered “nineteen men and women were stranded up on the mountain… caught in a desperate struggle for their lives” (Krakauer, Jon).
In conclusion, I believe that the theme communication is better than violence is the best lesson illustrated in The Outsiders, because physical harm doesn 't change anything, there 's no point in doing it, and it usually ends negatively for the participants. This relates to me because I think sometimes we get so frustrated with people that we don 't even think about talking it out, but really, it would help us resolve our problems more effectively if we communicated with each other. I definitely recommend The Outsiders to anyone who wants an action-packed book that teaches a