Reaching the Summit of Siula Grande

These lines were included give us a look into Joe’s thoughts and his psyche. This passage reveals that Joe has doubts about his ability, and his purpose. It shows us that Joe feels like he has no control over his direction, and where his life is going. He feels as if the mountains controll him, not directly but that he needs them for satisfaction, but he will never be satisfied because there will always be a bigger challenge. The quote at the beginning of the text references dangerous men, this extract reveals more about the dangerous men. It reveals that the dangerous men don’t control their dreams their dreams control them, that once they reach their dreams they dream bigger, and then bigger again, until there dream is to big and they injure themself or someone else.

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