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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 …

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 …

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