I have finally finished the book Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer and having completed all the assignments related to this book (an essay and three creatives). I can finally express my opinions and thoughts on Sherpa’s on Mount Everest and how they are treated throughout the book and the outside world. While reading the book, I… Continue reading Final Thoughts
I chose Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer for my ISU book. While reading this book I found that looking at it through a post-colonial view would be interesting as it is a non-fiction book about a disaster on Mount Everest. I found the lives of the Sherpas to be very interesting. My thesis for this book… Continue reading Final Blog Post
Now that the book is finished, and I’ve looked back on my three previous blog posts regarding the different lenses which I could view the story through, I now see clearer than ever what lens proved to be the most effective in helping me gain insight and productive thought on the book and its elements.… Continue reading Final Thoughts
Obviously, with a story so laden with archetypes, the content was bound to be oppressive to women. After all, traditional archetypes hold women far away from the role of hero, explorer, sage or any character respectable for their leadership or might. Instead, women are confined to caregivers at best and objects and tools at worst.… Continue reading Women?
Reading deep into the final chapters of Into Thin Air, I was not surprised to find that my previous expectations about the story’s darkness and lack of certainty were true. After all, this is a true story, and in real life, problems are far more complex and their solutions are even more so. Regardless of… Continue reading The Explorer and The Hero
When starting the book `Into Thin Air` by Jon Krakauer I got a few chapters in and had very mixed feelings about the book I was getting into. The choice of words and the way Krakauer puts them into sentences entices any reader into the book. The flow and ease of reading… Continue reading Starting Into Thin Air
After listening to not just one but two episodes coming from the Serial podcast series, meaning the first and the very last episodes of the series specifically, I have come to my own opinions about the series. The series is about the journalism done by Sarah Koenig on the case of Hae Min Lee, a girl… Continue reading Did He Do It?