Describe a place or time where the main character felt very comfortable or uncomfortable in the written text? Explain how the techniques helped you to understand the characters reaction We all can feel uncomfortable depending on a situation we are in. It could be a feeling of uselessness, fear, or complete and utter embarrassment or the pain of […]

Techniques Symbolism: mountain, rope, voice Narrative Perspective: 1st person, 2nd person, 3rd person, the eye of God. Joe Simpson, Simon Yates Figurative Language: Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Hyperbole Imagery: The combination of descriptive language and techniques for certain effects. Conflict: (Tension Rilled moments) -created through word choice and syntax. Syntax (Sentance structures): different types of different effects. Climax: (turning point): syntax, word choice, […]

Influence, we’ve grown up with people influencing our decisions to allow us to receive the better outcome and now we’re making our own decisions, or at least with the guidance of our kith and kin, for instance, if we follow in our parents footsteps or allow them to choose a career path for ourselves because it is […]

“It was a lonely place to rest. In the huge chaos of the moraines, I had sat down to rest at the one spot where I would be reminded. We and sat in the same spot six days earlier. All our keen excitement and the healthy strong feel in our bodies had become an empty […]

Contrast is used in sections of text to assist the reader’s thoughts on Joe’s feelings and experiences in the chapter ‘Shadows in the Ice’ examples like “the stark blackness of the drops, too deep for the light to penetrate…the black space held untold horrors… staring at the black hole in front of me… the dark […]

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 […]