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I chose to read and analyze the non-fiction novel, Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer, for my portfolio. The story follows the main protagonist and author, Jon Krakauer, and his death defying expedition of climbing Everest during the 1996 disaster, that changes him forever. My focus on the novel was analyzing the archetypal character, the …

Underneath the Beautiful Mask of Everest: Final Analysis of Into Thin Air

Jon Krakauer‘s novel, Into Thin Air, is a true story which describes the horrific events that the author experienced while embarking Everest during the 1996 disaster. This is my final analysis of the novel in which I analyze the archetypal character of Mount Everest throughout the entire story. After reading the novel, I realized that …

The Heroic Journey of Jon Krakauer: Analysis of Into Thin Air (pt.2)

Into Thin Air is a non-fiction novel that describes the experiences of the author, Jon Krakauer as he reached the summit of Mount Everest during the 1996 Disaster. This is my second analysis of the novel in which I will be analyzing the text from an archetypal perspective following the next couple chapters of the …

Wrongfully Convicted

The story of Adnan Syed from the podcast, Serial, was a topic I have covered recently in a previous blog, but for those who don’t know, Serial is a podcast narrated by Sarah Koenig, about Adnan Syed, who was accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend in 1999, Hae Min Lee, at the age of 17. He …

Disaster at The Top of The World: Analysis of Into Thin Air

On May 10, 1996, Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mount Everest, 29,028 feet above sea level. The novel that I chose to read titled “Into Thin Air” is a non-fiction novel about the author, Jon Krakauer, climbing Mount Everest and his experience with the 1996 Everest disaster. The novel begins in the middle of …

Golden Boy to Murderer The Story Of Adnan Syed

“Serial” is a podcast about a teenager named Adnan Syed who was convicted of first degree murder at the age of 17. Adnan Syed who was known as the golden child of his community was arrested on February 28, 1999 for the murder of his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee. I listened to the first episode …

Why is ENG4U required for university?

All university programs have one thing in common, they all require grade 12 university level English. The English course gives you certain skills (writing, reading, etc.) that are very helpful to have for writing essays. These skills can also apply your own life in writing resumes and make your writing look more presentable and proper, …

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the …

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