Top Man and Into Thin Air Compare/Contrast Paper

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Top Man and Into Thin Air have several things in common. First, both of the stories consisted of big storms and weather issues. The ‘blow fell’ in the story of Top Man,

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Top Man and Into Thin Air have several things in common.
First, both of the stories consist of big storms and weather issues. Top Man: the ‘blow fell’ and Into Thin Air:..
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Also, the mountain, in either story, is portrayed as the antagonist. Top Man: pg 97, antagonist. Into Thin Air...
Both Top Man and Into Thin Air really describe how the mountain has given the climbers so many difficulties and portray how the mountain was actually a living thing. Top Man and Into Thin Air both contain a few elements of foreshadowing. Top Man: pg 98 The narrator states that if one of the axes that belonged to the men where to be left at the summit, he had hoped it would be Nace’s. Into Thin Air: the narrator states that the sky, where it had been perfectly clear an hour earlier, was now covered in a blanket of clouds. Both stories display many foreshadowing elements, so much so that one would probably have predicted the end of the story by the first few pages. Differences

Although Top Man and Into Thin Air both describe many of the same elements, they are different in many ways. The two stories are very different because climbers are trying to conquer two completely different mountains, one that has been conquered and the other which still hasn’t. Top Man: The group in this story was the first to make it as far as they had gotten. The group in this story was climbing Kalpurtha, a mountain in the Himalayas, and they where the first to make it as far as the had gotten. This meant that they had to set up all of their base camps...
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