Devil's Thumb Rhetorical Analysis

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Within the story, Devil's Thumb had an ironic and angry tone. For the most part, there

were words and phrases that expressed anger in the story. In the beginning, Krakaeur said "I'd

told my boss I was quitting:","No, Not in a couple of weeks, Steve; right now was more like

what I had in my mind". This proclamation shows how infuriated and unsatisfied, he was with

his current job and his life. The ironic part is that he that foresees and believes that this will

change his life, but in the end he finishes where he started. Thinking back on his life, Krakaeur

says "Writing these words more than a dozen years later, its no longer entirely clear just how I

thought soloing the Devils Thumb would transform my life". Without thought,
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