Character vs. Society Character vs. Nature
By aecmontville, Updated
Born to a family of farmers, Lincoln stood out from an early age—literally! (He was six feet four inches tall.) As sixteenth President of the United States, he guided the nation through the Civil War and saw the abolition of slavery. But Lincoln was tragically shot one night at Ford’s Theater—the first President to be assassinated. `
Into Thin Air tells the story of the disaster in which several climbers died on the slopes of Mt. Everest in 1996, as witnessed by Jon Krakauer, a journalist who is also one of the climbers to reach the summit that year. Led by Rob Hall, one of the most highly respected climbers in the world at that time, the team Krakauer climbs with becomes split up after a series of small incidents and a sudden change in the weather, leaving five of his teammates dead on the mountain.
Mom, why am I so tall? Well, Abraham, you must be going to do something BIG some day.
Slavery must be abolished! All citizens are created equal!
This will be a faboulous climb, I can't wait to summit!
What do we do Hall, I don't know Hansen!
It is so good to be home, never take life for granted.
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