Justice In Into Thin Air

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Responsibility and Justice leave people accountable for their actions and leave them with consequences that result from their actions. In the novel Into Thin Air, by Jon Krakauer, the book talks about Krakauer’s journey up Mount Everest and what he encountered on the way up. He had many responsibilities, as did the other guides and clients. Their first priority was to be safe and complete the hike up the mountain. Although not everyone was able to make it to the top, the people that did receive justice in the end. Krakauer was responsible for his journal entries and keeping himself and others on task throughout the journey. When plans did not go as expected, he was left with the responsibility and the effects of what happened. The group's responsibilities show through their journey, and justice is received in the completion of the treacherous task. …show more content…

He also had to report the business of taking people up the mountain. Krakauer, the guides, and the clients stayed at camps to speed up the adjustment process. Throughout the journey, he witnessed deaths, lost people and struggled through storms and other difficulties. Krakauer has the responsibility to help keep everyone going and to keep up with his journal to complete his task. Rob Hall and the other guides have responsibility to keep everyone on track, safe, and all together. Once they hit summit and were at the top of the mountain, some of the groups caught in the end by the storm. Sadly, Hansen, Hall and Fischer were left stranded. Hansen ran out of oxygen, and Fischer was found dead. Some groups were saved, but others were presumed dead. Krakauer survived and achieved the task of climbing the mountain that most people would not or could not do. He was able to get to the top of the mountain to complete his journey and his article for the

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