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prt into thin air - Zachary Henderson PRT 152. Section 2...

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Zachary Henderson PRT 152. Section 2 Reflection Paper # 1 September 23, 2007 Of the three novels presented as options for the subject of my first reflection paper, I was most attracted to Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air . Having neither knowledge nor experience in mountaineering, I knew that this book would be not only entertaining, but educational as well. Until I completed Into Thin Air , I never realized the dangers of pursuing such a perilous form of leisure. Krakauer’s account of his experience exemplifies several characteristics of leisure that we have discussed in class. Our textbook asserts that intrinsic reward “comes from doing something for its own reasons” (Russell 43). For Krakauer, climbing Mt. Everest demonstrates all three types of intrinsic reward—stimulation, accomplishment, and knowledge. The stimulation of climbing mountains for the sheer thrill of the climb, the feeling of accomplishment from recognizing an ultimate goal, and the knowledge gained from reaching that goal, are the three factors that give mountaineering its intrinsic reward
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course PRT 152 taught by Professor Bosley during the Spring '08 term at N.C. State.

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