Three Cups Of Tea Analysis

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Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin takes each reader on a journey through love, loss, passion, and drive that really instills a sense of inspiration. The book reflects on Greg Mortenson and his mission to not only change the lives of thousands of muslim children, but to change the lives of the children’s children as well. It starts off with Greg Mortenson and his traveling mountaineering friends on a mountain called K2, also known as the tallest mountain in the world other than Mount Everest. K2, located in Baltoro and Karakoram is instrumental in the plot because it starts everything for expert climber Greg Mortenson. After failing to reach the peak of K2 and place a necklace for his dead sister, Mortenson finds …show more content…
Mortenson faces many trials, but none of them permanently stamp out is passion to make the lives better for children of the Pakistani and Afghan regions. His wife Tara says, “The more Greg talked about his work, the more I realized how lucky I was. He was so passionate about Pakistan, and that passion spilled over into everything else he did.” (pg. 145) Mortenson is praised by the people of Korphe and other villages because they realize how kind he is, and how important a school is. When a henchmen came to Korphe to collect rams (a very important part of Korphe’s society) or kill Greg for building the school, Haji Ali handed them over with ease saying to Mortenson, “Don’t be sad. Long after those rams are dead and eaten this school will stand. Haji Mendhi has food today. Now our children have education forever.”(pg. 153) He continues later with, “I can’t read anything. This is the greatest sadness in my life. I’ll do anything so the children of this village never have to know this feeling. I’ll pay any price so they have the education they deserve.”(pg. 153) Through these examples the reader can see just how passion and dedication can make anything happen, even when faced with tremendous …show more content…
It invites the reader to accept humanity and compassion into their lives by showcasing how it has changed the lives that Greg Mortenson has touched. The title itself is beautiful when explained by Haji Ali, “The first time that you share tea with a Balti, you are a stranger. The second time you take tea, you are an honored guest. The third time you share a cup of tea you become family, and for our family, we are prepared to do anything, even die.”(pg. 150) Everything about the book promoted inspiration and humaneness and overall was a terrific

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