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Three Cups of Tea Chapters 8-16
Ch 8: In Ch 8 Mortenson is faced with the conflict of villages campaigning to get him to build his school in their village when he has already promised it to Korphe, he adds a bit of comical relief by exploiting his own helplessness in the situation, however he also emphasizes the point that the villages are arguing in pert from desperation, making the reader feel sympathy for the villages and promote a desire to help. Ch 9: Ch 9 introduces some suspense to the narrative, when Mortenson is introduced the consequences of his lack of planning, he now has to build a bridge in order to get his supplies to Korphe, overwhelmed he heads back to America to find his job and girlfriend gone, this scenario evokes sympathy this time not for the village but for Mortenson himself and expresses the fact that he is just a normal guy and truly needs help if he is to succeed with his project. Ch 10: In Ch 10 Mortenson is granted an extra 10,000$ to build his bridge and is back in Pakistan, he learns more of the customs and about life in the villages when he converses with a young man and attends a hunting trip, characters in this chapter are more developed and get the reader personally attached, also, while describing the difficulties of the hunt and other customs in the villages Mortenson promotes appreciation for the hardworking people of the villages and works on building up their images in order to “impress” the reader. Précis

In Chapters 8-10 of Three Cups of Tea Greg Mortenson describes some of the conflicts and hardships he faces while working on his project. Mortenson highlights these experiences by giving details of complications involving the people of Pakistan, his personal life and the complications surrounding the combination of the two. He addresses these issues in order to elicit sympathy and support from the reader and to provide a clearer image of the situations he has to endure. Mortenson targets the audiences personal connectivity when adding personal life events of his own, and personal life events of the people in the villages to his story which engages the reader on a personal level. 11-13

Ch 11: Ch 11 focuses on Mortenson’s sponsors Jean Heroni and George McCown and their financial and personal support of him, almost showcasing the projects support and giving the reader an idea of how much his work has been noticed and what a huge deal it truly is, this further involves the reader and encourages support of the project. Ch 12: Ch 12 highlights the major cultural differences between the Balti people’s way of doing things and Mortenson’s more urbanized, rushed lifestyle, he learns to be patient and to build relationships while also building his school, when Haji Ali is threatened by Haji Medhi a local leader and agrees to giving him 12 rams, half of the village wealth if he is going to build the school, it shows just how important the school is to the village and promotes support from the reader and sympathy for the victims of the harsh leaders in Pakistan. Ch 13: Ch 13 takes Mortensons’ experiences and applies them to rest of political developments in the region, then he is kidnapped and the reader never really figures out why it creates suspense and also gives the reader an idea of how dangerous and corrupt life can be in this area, by giving the reader this view it elicits a reaction of shock and in turn a desire to change things. Précis

In Chapters 11-13 of Three Cups of Tea, Greg Mortenson focuses on the support he is getting from his colleagues and the cultural differences he faces as he commutes between Pakistan and California. He explains these elements by giving examples of political figures in Pakistan, conflicts between his and the Balti people’s mentalities and describing the events of life in the villages. Greg focuses on these aspects in order to provide a better idea to the audience of the conditions in Pakistan and how much they truly cherish the things his is...
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