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  • Romanticism Vs Classicism

    when initially shown two very different looking trees, one with an asymmetrical configuration and the other the epitome of tree perfection, my first instinct was to pick the perfect one. However, upon further consideration, I soon came to the conclusion that tree B’s perfection is anything but ideal. By analyzing the details of tree B, I was met with reflections of the scientific but also social concept of the “perfect human” or the ”perfect pet”. Personally I find those ideas slightly terrifying in the sense that they appear to take away…

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  • Three Cups Of Tea Essay

    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…

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  • Touching The Void Film Analysis

    more about climbers. To start with, the journey started as a routine climb for two professional mountain climbers, but was quickly transformed into a disastrous ordeal that tested both climbers’ strength and mental fortitude. Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald created a documentary film touching the Void, which is based on a book written by Joe Simpson recapping the events of this historic climb. Upon viewing the film, I found myself not only viewing an inspiring story but being fully…

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  • Fear And Regret In Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air

    fear and regret had negatively affected those life-altering choices, which, eventually, induced the downfall of his mental state. While climbing Mount Everest, Jon Krakauer undergoes many forms of sorrow and dreadfulness, which causes him to doubt others. One form of fear and regret creates the idea that the others will be insufficient in fixing his oxygen valve, prompting Jon to continue with a low supply of oxygen while descending Mount Everest. When Andy Harris turns Jon’s oxygen valve to…

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  • Summary Of Tikki-Tavi '

    Taking Risks to Undertake a Mission People often take risks to undertake a mission. For example, Ahmedi climbed a mountain on a prosthetic leg to reach freedom. Aengus wandered hollow lands to find the girl he fell in love with that disappeared. Rikki-tikki-tavi took the risk to go into the cobra hole and kill the cobras to protect a British family. Ahmedi and Aengus both have to travel somewhere to accomplish their goal, while Rikki-tikki risked his life to protect a British-English family;…

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  • Mountain Apolaia Analysis

    Isolated from civilization, hundreds of kilometers away from the closest city, surrounded by land and more land, is the location of Mountain Apolaia. Covered mostly, in freezing ice for most of the year, and the target of a weather capable of frightening even the bravest of men, skiers know it as the mountain with the toughest slopes on the planet. The slopes are divided in two sections, the slopes of submission and pride slopes. Although both extremely difficult, most men, with the least sense…

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  • Comparison Of Simon Yates And Joe Simpson

    As the two men, Simon Yates and Joe Simpson set out to climb the elusive west side of Siula Grande, there was an assumption of risk; climbing is dangerous enough alone, but the fact that they were “alpine climbing” (climbing in it’s “purest form,” wherein someone carries the minimum of climbing supplies in their pack) guaranteed them more. To “alpine climb” one must rely heavily on their wits, technical skill, and adaptability given that it provides little leeway for error. One has to put an…

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  • Overcoming Obstacles: Into Thin Air By Jon Krakauer

    There are many challenges and obstacles that we face, both mentally and physically in life. After reading, “Into Thin Air,” written by Jon Krakauer, he shares his, along with others experiences of climbing Mount Everest. During this journey, climbers had to mentally and physically prepare themselves for any obstacles that headed their way. Krakauer, in particular, had prior climbing experience, but wasn’t as experience in higher altitudes such as Everest. Unfortunately, some climbers didn’t make…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Into Thin Air

    Since 1953, more than 250 people have died trying to reach the summit. But the most dangerous part of climbing Mount Everest is not trying to reach the summit — it’s trying to get back down. All three deaths occurred on the descent. After Jon Krakauer, wrote the bestseller, Into Thin Air, detailing his harrowing experience on Mount Everest, in which, only two of the six mountaineers who reached the summit survived, it was believed that climbers who die scaling Mount Everest lack the experience…

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  • The Deep Movie Analysis

    Efficient Icelandic director, Baltasar Kormakur, returns to the cinematic recreations of dramatic real-life events after the accomplished “The Deep”, dated from two years ago. Right after the latter, he made an incursion into the action-crime fictional genre with the uninvolving “Two Guns”, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. “Everest”, an account of the tragedy occurred in the famous Nepalese mountain in the spring of 1996, also presents a strong cast, including Jason Clarke, Jake…

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