in chapter 17 , krakauer does not arrive at the bus until after about four pages. in those first pages he gives us the details of the equipment he carries , the flow of the river and the others with him. is this necessary? what does it add? what dies it detract?
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Answered by jill d #170087
The information Krakauer supplies does not detract from the story unless someone finds it boring. The details support the text and add reality to the story itself. The reader, thus, finds Krakauer a more reliable narrator.
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