The Lost City Of Z Analysis

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Discover Hidden Away As Albert Einstein once said, “look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better” (“Albert Einstein Quotes”). In The Lost City of Z by David Grann, nature plays an important role in the development of the book. It is about the author going on a journey following Percy Fawcett’s footsteps on his last expedition to find the lost city of Z. In the beginning of the book, David Grann gives the readers an insight of Percy Fawcett’s early life up until his disappearance in the Amazonian jungle in nineteen twenty-seven (Andrews). The author then goes on to describe his journey as he gathered information pertaining to Fawcett’s last expedition to find Z and follows his footsteps into the jungle in search of what happened to Percy Fawcett. David Grann’s The Lost City of Z analyzes his own experiences figuring out what happened to Percy Fawcett and teaches readers to look further to find what nature has concealed. Colonel Percy Fawcett was a soldier in the Royal Artillery, an explorer, and a surveyor for the Royal Geographical Society (“Fawcett, Percy”). Percy enjoyed going on expeditions and exploring, but after his journey to settle a border dispute in the Amazonian jungle, he believed that there must be something greater hidden away. He believed there to be a lost city much like the theory of El Dorado, that has yet to be found. Percy called the lost city he believed to be hidden in the Amazon Z, and soon enough he became obsessed.

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