The Devil's Thumb And Everest Comparison

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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. Telling great stories about climbing mountains both are very different. The Devil’s Thumb in Jon Krakauer’s perspective is that he likes, dislikes, and enjoys it. He likes that he made it even though everyone said he couldn’t. “Back in Boulder, without…show more content…
The tone of the memoir is very intense from him getting stuck in the snow to his climb. Krakauer keeps his readers on the edge of their seat, wanting to keep reading, and keeps them very tense. He uses great visual and imagery in his words that allow the reader to feel the experience. Everest is motivational. Weihenmayer writes memoir in a way that motivates the readers. It encourages, pushes, strengthens them and tells them they can reach their dreams. “I felt I was in my element, feeling the rock under my gloves.” He is saying this is where he is meant to be and he is in his zone. Which encourages the readers to find their zone, be good , and enjoy what they are doing. The Devil’s Thumb and Everest were both memoirs of two men climbing mountains. The Devil’s Thumb was in Alaska. Everest was in the Himalayas . They both tell a story about climbing mountains but from different perspectives. They have their unique organizational structures. The authors also different choices of tone and voice. The Devil’s Thumb and Everest are great memoirs and both have a lot in common and a lot of

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