At the very end of Missoula, Krakauer leaves the reader with an explanation of his personal motives for writing the book. By not only explaining his own personal connection to the devastating trauma caused by acquaintance rape, but also by turning his critical lens on himself, Krakauer highlights to the reader how much society as a whole is affected by rape culture. Not only were the institutions in Missoula culpable for the rape crisis, but those who do not attempt to understand and fight against rape culture are, as well. By telling his own story, and acknowledging his previous lack of awareness of the problem’s magnitude, Krakauer makes a strong point about how widespread and unchecked rape culture is, and how important it is for everyone to educate themselves.