Some of the issues both Simon and Joe are facing are highly alarming, death has never seemed so close and bittersweet, for both men to succeed climbing down the mountain making it out alive seems preposterous. After running out of gas it seems bad, having no water to boil, to rehydrate. After Joe shatters his […]

Chapter 5 ‘Disaster is the most action-packed, and nail-biting, this chapter is the climax of the book. Disaster occurs when Joe and Simon are climbing down the west face of Suila Grande after reaching the peak. Joe falls down a nearly vertical, steep section of the cliff, breaking his leg.” Everything was still, silent. My […]

The power that Imagery creates when reading a book, especially a true account allows the audience to be transported through a series of events with a huge layer of depth, enough to relate to emotions with your own similar experiences or times you felt this way. Imagery is a combination of description and figurative language […]

Chapter 2, Tempting Fate The relationship of Joe and Simon in this chapter is very deferential and foolproof, both characters have a mutual understanding of what they want and need to accomplish to move on. The audience can create a characterization of either Joe or Simon. We can differentiate Joe to Simon in our own […]

“We took the customary summit photos and ate some chocolate. I felt the usual anti-climax. What now? It was a vicious circle. If you succeed with one dream, you come back to square one and it’s not long before you’re conjuring up another, slightly harder, a bit more ambitious – a bit more dangerous. I […]

Chapter 1, Beneath the Mountain Lakes “The dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible” Quotation from the book Touching the Void by Joe Simpson when he describes mountaineers at the beginning of the book, this can impact how the audience will expect […]

Critical thinking from extract from “Touching the Void”-Joe Simpson Authors use details in a text to create pictures in the audience’s mind. Images that are presented in this passage is the silence of the mountains, how peaceful the character is with himself and the harsh environment around him, he felt like he was under the power […]

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