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“Into Thin Air” is about Jon Krakauer’s experience in climbing Mount. Everest and recalling every detail of him and his teammates on those mountains. Once he and his teammates arrive onto the top of the world, he realizes that there is a very dangerous storm coming and all of their focus now is to make it off of the mountain alive. Krakauer shares his experience in his work, “Into Thin Air” because Krakauer felt that he needed to say more and in which did lots of research and did interviews with all of the survivors in which learned new information that he didn’t have at the time. In the beginning, he states that the events that happened on the mountain deserve to be told in an accurate manner as possible. Krakauer struggles with his guilt and addresses questions about events on the mountain that perhaps don’t have answers. As well as, Krakauer acknowledges and apologizes for any pain or anger his book might arise in the friends and families of victims. To begin with, the intended audience of “Into Thin Air”   is for readers who are seeking a very thrilling and adventurous book that is very real and not made up. As well as,  the nonfiction book by Krakauer is a kind of story that is the adventurous story and is in the first point of view on someone who was actually there and expressed the feelings he and others might have felt. The book is also for readers who want to climb Mount Everest or any other mountain and to maybe reconsider their decision and on how dangerous it is and provided facts about the death on that Mountain. For example, ” Following Sikhdar’ s discovery in 1852, it would require the lives of twenty-four men…,” even though it was about a hundred years later when Krakauer went on the Mount Everest and  published his work, it is still a very dangerous expedition that still takes lives even with the proper equipment and guides. Another intended audience is those victim’s family or for anybody who is looking for somebody to blame, in which Krauaker writing his experience is an alibi accounting what he did, felt and others who were there with him. For instance,” … dissecting the tragic events of 1996 in minute detail will actually reduce the future death rate in any meaningful way is wishful thinking…,” and none of the climbers could have known on what would happen up in Mount Everest.Additionally,  the values the audience hold that Krakauer appeals to is the fear in which Krakauer uses it to persuade climbers and adventures to reconsider climbing Mount Everest. Krakauer would describe the accounts of near-death experiences and with that try to persuade people to not attempt the climb to Mount Everest. For instance, ” with enough determination, any bloody idiot can get up the hill, the trick is to get back down alive, observed Hall.” This quote is very important because it already gives a foreshadow or prediction that something bad will happen once Krakauer and his team start to descend down the mountain. Because of this quote, it also persuades the climbers that it might be easy standing on top of the world, but there are even more risks coming down or even coming down alive. To go along with, the values that the audience hold that Krakauer appeals to is the feeling of actually being there and experiencing what he felt by the accuracy and intensity that he states in his work,” Into Thin air.”  He does this very profusely by using facts and background on Mount Everest. For instance, ” Everest region lies at 28 degrees north latitude-just beyond the tropics-and as soon as the sun rose high enough to penetrate the depths of the canyon the temperature soared.” This quote states on where he was as well as what he felt when arriving there. Krakauer does this throughout his book and also show the extreme it is on Mount Everest.  

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