Kayleigh McFarland English IH Mrs. Walker March 6th, 2018 February Outside Reading: Analytical Question: What is the argument in Jon Krakauer 's Into Thin Air? Jon Krakauer 's Into Thin Air details the story of the disaster in which several climbers died on the slopes of Mt. Everest in 1996, as witnessed by Jon Krakauer. Krakauer recounts the events of the ill-fated expeditions from his own personal experience and makes several suggestions as to what may have led to the climbers being caught high on the mountain when they might have turned back and remained safe. He also examines his own role in the events as they unfolded, and how much he himself is to blame for what happened.
Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter….” stated Jon Krakauer. The author of “Into the Wild” based on a man that had family problems, many of these things led to him to drive himself away from his family. I'm my perspective, it became a mental illness like stubbornness,sense of idealism, and crazy. Into the wild I believe is a state of mind where your mind can go and all the things will disappear like the excerpt “Nature” written by Ralph W. Emerson. Christopher McCandless was running from the expectation that his parents had for him and all the problems that his family had.
Argumentative Essay In “To Build a Fire,” the story of an unnamed man traveling along the Yukon Trail with a dog is told. Throughout the story, the man’s death is foreshadowed. The husky that he is traveling with has a natural instinct and understands, seemingly more than the man, that traveling the Yukon Trail in the freezing cold temperatures is extremely dangerous. The man soon learns how cold it is when he spits. His saliva turns into ice before hitting the ground, and he knows this means that it is more than fifty degrees below freezing.
A couple days later, Johnny dies, but tells Ponyboy "Stay gold Ponyboy". Dally; a couple hours later gotten killed by the police from the anger of Johnny's death. Days after both Johnny and Dally die, Pony realizes that they were important in his life and that he feels empty without them and they're advice and support. Pony now doesn't have any close friends where he can just talk to about things. Although he has his brothers, he doesn't usually have positive conversations with them and he is afraid that they might do something and mess a certain situation.
Billy won the tournament , money, and a silver cup (Little Ann is the one who won the silver cup). Billy promised the littlest sister the gold cup. When the grandfather got hurt during the hunting trip a branch came down and hit him. When the dogs died Old Dan lived a little until he died. When both of them died they were buried on top of a little old hill where they could hear the coon dogs howl.
The internal conflict was expressed more so in the midst of the story when the main character started his hike up to camp to find the boys and he realized it was a lot colder than he thought. During this time he remembered the old man from Sulphur Creek who told him about the weather previously before and that he shouldn’t go alone. The internal conflict came at an climax when the man realized he could freeze to death since he was not able to start a fire and his method of beating his hands to spark a feeling of sensation didn’t work. He was at anger with himself when he realized he was at fault with this predicament he was in, and coming to an end he accept his fate of death and died lying in the snow. This story relates to the societal message that people need people, if the main character would have just had someone with him he could of survived and would’ve made it back to camp, but he decided to go alone and being alone is what ended his
130). At this time, Doug is retreating back to his tent as he has frozen his larynx after inhaling snow-filled air, and Krakauer feels bad for him since they have bonded. Near the end of the book, after the disaster, Krakauer suffers through survivor’s guilt, even though he isn’t at fault. He blames himself for not being able to help his friends more, especially with Andy Harris’ death, made evident by the quote: “My actions-or failure to act-played a direct role in the death of Andy Harris” (Pg. 283).
He expresses his wishes to leave a mark on the world before he dies to the family. Soon a major avalanche occurs and throws the family into panic. They all run outside towards the safe place but all the family members including the young traveler meet their death. The house is left undamaged and people who arrive at the scene disagree about the presence of the young traveler. In a fateful turn of events the young man’s wish of a grand legacy, his plans and dreams are utterly lost.The fact that the family lives in a very precarious place - next to a mountain where there have been many landslides and that a slide can occur at any moment -- is significant in this story because at the end, a slide does occur and the family and the guest are killed.
Every time he could stay upfloat and hand the rescue rope to somebody that was him fighting against nature which takes courage because he was so willing to save the other passengers. Another conflict in the story was an internal conflict. Internal conflict is when you psychologically struggle yourself and your mind. Within himself, Arland had to make a choice to use the rescue rope for himself of hand it off to a complete stranger and each time he decided to hand it to a stranger. Not many would do that and that is something you would have to deal with and decide for yourself.
"The World’s Highest Mountain" is about Sir Edmund Hillary and his partner who were the first mountain climbers to get to the top of Mount Everest. It was a dangerous task but they managed. On the way Sir Edmund Hillary noticed that there were many empty oxygen bottles on the ground. He realized Mount Everest was being polluted. The text states "He also demanded that mountain climbers clean up the garbage that often got left behind on Mount Everest".