A Mountain Journey Questions

  1. He was going on an adventurous journey to Terrace Greek. He also likes to travel and explore. He was trapping and hunting out in wilderness.
  2. At McMorran’s cabin. The reader knows the protagonist is in serious trouble.
  3. A) He arrived at the cabin. He knew that from falling in the water he had to make a fire however as he went to go light a match, he couldn’t because his hands were freezing cold that it wasn’t possible.
  4. B) He heard calling after him on the tree, then he knew that he should have stayed under it, instead of continuing to reach the cabin.
  5. C) He got parts of him wet and on his mind, he thought to keep going to the cabin and make a fire there instead of as soon as that incident in the water happened.
  6. Dave Conroy who is distant from everyone else in the timberland worn out and attempting to discover sanctuary to avert his destruction. He is an experienced trapper and is extremely tired after 6 weeks of travelling. It was wintertime mid-February in modern BC in Alberta. A man is in the mountain and he’s in solitude starting episode: when he goes past the ideal tree rising activities: when he falls in the waterway, the house is burned to the ground, he can’t light a fire. When he lays down in the snow was the climax. Falling action: when he starts hallucinating.
  7. In wintertime, mid-February, Canada, Northern BC/Alberta he went to divorce a place alone with no one in the water which will affect the character a lot.
  8. The tree that called his name was wisdom. A sign for him to stay, instead of going.
  9. “No more swashing under trees”- the word swashing refers to water splashing. “He would travel till he could travel no more”- rhythm. “No wind blew, and his breath rose white and yellow before him.” -saying how cold he was. “The red sun, topping the range across the valley, shone upon him.” The red sun refers how warm the sun was after it was freezing cold it’s like a since of relief.”



A Mountain Journey Vocabulary

Eternal: Mist, like the shadow of universal darkness on the treeless summit, moved about him, searched every crevice of the mountain land, roamed in great billow, formed in the blindness and suffering of eternal homelessness.

Immobility: The rolling alplands, a white sea frozen into weary immobility, became a broken parkland and he made long sweeping turns around clumps of spruce and balsam.

Opaque: Tears smarted in his eyes and through them he saw the landscape opaque and blurred as though it were vibrating to the speed of his passage.

Reverberation: It broke with a low muffled reverberation, startling as if the river had spoken.

Momentum: As he looked back, while still sliding forward with the momentum of his descent, the ice broke beneath him.

Cadaverous: It was though he were engaged in some fantastic pursuit with those ski points always just beyond him, their tight cheeks pulled back into a cadaverous grin.

Congregated: Snow, as if it had garnered light from the day, cast upwards a shadowless glow and Conroy saw close to him the black butts of congregated logs, a corners of the cabin, draped in white, rising lonely as monument left by men hundred years ago.

Inundation: It was as though the cabin had subsided into the snow that rose like a slow inundation to cover it.

Beggared:  A beggared moon from behind a grey rack of clouds wandered in the sky above the earth’s desolation and in its light he perceived on the slope above him, where the fire had leaped from the cabin, stiff, branchless trees, like a parade of skeletons climbing up the mountainside.

Filched: He stooped lower still and finally, pressing it between his wrists, filched it out.


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