September 15, 2021•144 words
In the passage we analyzed, it talks a lot about the setting. It describes the mountain and how it looks up top from below. The function of this passage is to give exposition, this time for the setting rather than the characters by describing things about the mountain's composition and how it's composed of multiple cols and flutings. At one point, Joe remarks, “It’s far bigger than those photographs suggested.” This quote helps describe the scale of the situation they’re in, describe the area, and also give a little bit of foreshadowing in that this will be a greater task than they were expecting. This paragraph almost twists the mood into one of misfortune, as it comes immediately after a paragraph describing their carefree and hopeful attitude for their climb and then goes on to describe the tough mission they have ahead of them.