Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Christas importance to Greg

In chapter four, Greg Mortenson talks about how when he was three months old his parents moved to Tanzania. While in Tanzania, his mother, Jerene, gave birth to his other siblings, the youngest one named Christa. Greg talks a little bit about how much Christa meant to him. On page 37, Relin says, "A still-growing Greg become a looming presence over anyone who would consider teasing his little sister."

I think this quote is pretty powerful because it shows that Greg was willing to stop anybody from harassing Christa. The quote really shows how much he cares for her. In the earlier chapters, Greg was going to put her necklace at the top when and if he summited. The quote also shows how much of a caring person Greg is.


  1. I agree with you when it comes to Christa, Greg would do anything to protect her. He wanted her to have her own life and have independence and he did everything in his power to make that happen for her. Greg briefly talks about his other siblings but when you read the sections where he talks about Christa it is very clear that she is more of the favorite sibling to him.

  2. I agree also, she is absolutely the main reason all of this was started and his caring for her is illuminated to the rest of the world.