Jon Krakauer: Compare And Contrast Essay

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Imagine yourself on the side of a mountain 15,000 feet in the air and the only thing that is keeping you from falling off of that mountain is a piece of rope you tied. It’s scary to imagine, isn’t it? To some people that’s what they dream about doing, they love mountain climbing. Two of these people, who love mountain climbing, are Jon Krakauer and Erik Weihenmayer. Jon Krakauer was just a man from Mobile, Alabama who dreamed of doing something that had never been done before; climbing the great north wall of The Devil’s Thumb. Erik Weihenmayer who also had a dream, wanted to be first blind man to successfully climb Mount Everest. Although Jon Krakauer and Erik Weihenmayer have some similarities the differences between their stories are their perspective, their organizational structure, and their tone and word choices.
In the Devil’s Thumb Jon Krakauer reflects on his decision and perspective of climbing the Devil’s Thumb when he was just twenty-three years old. At such a young age Krakauer was not happy with how life had been
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The text uses dates and times to list the events of the story in order for the reader. He lets the reader know the time and the events are that occurring. You can see an example of this when he said, “We left our tent a little before 9:00 p.m. on May 24. Another example of this is seen when the author writes, “By 8:00 a.m., we had struggled on to the South Summit, 28,700 feet.” The chronological pattern of organization helps the author explain the progress he is making on his climb. We know when and what the author is doing at this point in the story. The chronological pattern of organization is different from the problem-solving pattern of organization because it lists dates and times while the problem-solving organization pattern states problems and solutions. One more difference we will look at between the two stories is their tone and word
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