The Devil’s Thumb and Everest were both memoirs of two men conquering mountains, chasing their dreams, and living to tell the story. The Devil’s Thumb was written Jon Krakauer. Everest was written by Erik Weihenmayer. While both tell a story about climbing mountains, they use different perspectives, use different organizational structures, and use different tone and word choices. The Devil’s Thumb and Everest are great memoirs, tell great stories, both have a lot in common, and a lot of differences.
The reader was taken through a series of battles that demonstrated all of Beowulf’s strengths and character qualities. He was depicted as not only a strong and invincible warrior, but also as a man of strong character. Nonetheless, all of the qualities the author had given to Beowulf throughout the story, meant nothing when it came to his invincibility at the end of the story. One could make the argument that Beowulf’s character was invincible because no matter what he faced, he stayed true to who he was and what he stood for, but as for the idea of his ability to escape mortality, it all disappeared as Beowulf took his final breath laying in the arms of his noble comrade who had come alongside him to defend him in
Whenever people think about hero, oftenly, they will think of soldiers, firefighters or some fictional character like superman and batman. Hero is someone who is noble, and worth people pay respect of. In other words, the word hero and victim are hardly mentioned together. However, in Stephen King’s novel, “Misery”, the character Paul is not only a victim but a truly hero to himself and also to many readers. He escapes from Annie Wilkes, the devil figure, fully based on himself as he is completely isolated from other people.
His self centered disposition, gambling problem, and ultra focus on being a baseball great brought him to that sad juncture within his own family dynamic. Consequently, Jet had to go from being a superstar to a regular guy with a regular job and in the process deal with the demons of his past to get to his better self, his journey carries weight, it is emotion ridden, insightful, gripping, and inspirational, and fraught with moments that will draw a tear as well as make you cheer. Altogether The Backwards K was an excellent read that I found wholly entertaining and enjoyable. Author JJ Herbert is a well honed storyteller, who did a superb job of creating a narrative that instantly draws the reader into the emotion ridden world of Jet Brine. He espouses a crisp, and articulate writing style that keeps you affected, engaged and curious about the characters and the story's path.
This job allows him to make money and the strength to carry on in his journey. Later on in his journey he is faced even greater adversity and the same thing happens he is dejected and lost but picks himself up and preservers. “ “he is going to transform himself into the wind, just to demonstrate his powers. If he cant we humbly offer our lives for the honor of the tribe.” … The boy was shaking with fear, but the alchemist helped him out of the tent. … the alchemist continued, “usually the threat of death makes people a lot more aware of their lives.”” (Coelho 140 6 8, Coelho 142 2) Just like before Santiago is afraid and doesn't know what to do in a situation of adversity.
Everything else wore out” (Fitzgerald 8). This statement shows Charlie’s desire to go back in time and fix his mistakes in order to redeem himself and prove that he is truly dedicated to becoming a changed man. It also shows that he realizes what he had done was wrong which was a big change for Charlie as well, giving the fact he spent most of his life drinking and living a bad lifestyle, his decision to give it all up and turn himself around is probably the most important
Consequently, this caused Jonas to experience a massive amount of melancholy that was excruciatingly difficult for one person to hold on to. The more memories Jonas received, the more he was set apart from society, but he began to lose his emotional touch with people when he experienced his first memory of the brutal actuality of pain. Time perceived itself to be a beautiful aspect of life, but the more time Jonas lived, the less he had the will to. Jonas found himself on the sled again, but jubilation was the furthest thing from his mind. “[sled ride] He fell with his leg twisted under him and could hear the crack of bone.
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).
As the story progress, readers learn things about Dick that start to contradict his credibility, despite his buildup of being such a good character in the beginning of the story. Accordingly, one of the biggest contradictions about Dick is how he reacts after the car crash scene. The red eyes are what made most readers foreshadow about what kind of character Dick really was. No normal human being would have their eyes do that and not become enraged. This was the first clue that he was not normal in
Ranger is introduced to the audience as a very intimidating man that will do anything to get his job done. We know that he is very talented through the author’s direct characterization. “He makes apprehensions other agents only dream about. He gets a little creative sometimes, but hey, that’s the way it is with a genius, right”(33), this quote tells the audience that he is very good at what he does and Stephanie could use his help. Throughout Stephanie’s search for Morelli, she gets into some very dangerous situations and without Ranger, she would have never finished the search.