“Into Thin Air”- From a Post-Colonial Perspective

This blog post is about the last third of the novel Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer. I will be reviewing this section of the novel from a post-colonial perspective.

Mount Everest

The last third of this novel is when the disaster starts to happen. It becomes for dark and scary as the reader starts to realize the trouble the climbers are in.  Basically at this point everyone on Hall’s team is suffering from frostbite and suffering because of the high altitude. To add to this horrifying part of the novel, the weather quickly changed which leaves many people in trouble as they try to reach the top of the world. Multiple people including Hall died during this expedition in 1996.

In the 1980s climbing Everest was all anyone wanted to do. Everyone wanted to be on top of the world. “One Everest was determined to be the highest summit on it earth, it was only a matter of time before people decided that Everest needed to be climbed.” (Krakauer 27).

Works Cited:

Krakauer, Jon. Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster. New York: Villard, 1997. Print.




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