In chapter 8 of “Touching the Void” the use of tone is used in different passages. The chapter focusses entirely on Simon’s perspective and how he feels after cutting the rope and watching Joe fall. Simon is able to express his feelings to the reader by using tone and putting his feelings into words. The […]

In chapter 7 of “Touching the Void”, Joe contrasts his feelings and experiences regarding the events that are taking place around him. When Joe uses contrast he allows for the reader to be given information that is later compared in future paragraphs. The reader is able to understand the changes in Joe’s feelings throughout the chapter and […]

In chapter 6 of “Touching the Void” Joe and Simon face numerous issues as they try to make their way down Siula Grande. The men encounter these issues mainly because Joe had just shattered his knee joint. Any attempt to descend the mountain was now particularly challenging the two men’s mental and physical strength. One could […]

In chapter 5 of “Touching the Void,” the reader is taken through an intense and adrenaline-filled area of the book. In this chapter, it highlights Joe when he shatters he knee joint after taking a fall. Joe and Simon experience feelings of fear and struggle as they become confronted with a major challenge. This is […]

“On the edge” is a pun that relates well to the events that occur in chapter 4 of “Touching the Void”. This is because Joe and Simon are on the boundary of survival throughout the events that occur. They are trying to safely make their way down the mountain and need to be cautious while […]

The lines that Joe uses to describe Joe reaching the summit show that Joe is searching for something inside of him that he has not yet found. This is shown when he illustrates his feelings of “what now” after he and Simon have achieved their goal of summiting Siula Grande. Even though Joe has reached […]

In chapter 2 of “Touching the Void”, by Joe Simpson, the reader can be given an idea of the level of trust that Joe and Simon have between each other. This is shown through the events that occur when Joe and Simon are climbing, whilst also reflected through the stories that Joe talks about from […]

I think the quote regarding “The dreamers of the day” is about making dreams happen rather than sitting there dreaming about it.  This can be shown when the quote talks about acting dreams with open eyes to make them possible. My personal interpretation is that the quote has an important message for those who read […]

The images presented in the text illustrate the character’s feelings of pain and survival, whilst also giving an idea that he wants to leave but doesn’t feel able to at the same time. An idea of some of these feelings are shown when the character states that it is as if the mountain is holding […]

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