Touching the Void, by Joe Simpson Chapter Five: Disaster   TASK 1: When Joe shatters his knee joint, it is one of the most climactic moments in the text (one of the most tension-filled moments for the protagonist). Pages 71-73. Explain how language and writing style techniques were used to draw the reader into Joe’s […]

TASK: Continue to read from pages 26-38 in “Touching the Void” by Joe Simpson Describe the relationship between Joe and Simon in this chapter, including important quotations. How are the men inter-dependent and why? Describe the environment in this part of the climb? What does the environment require from the men and how do they react to […]

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Examples of images presented in the text, Touching The Void -Joe Simpson, are: He talks about his finger tips being black, and him stating them to be “the only remaining evidence of my ordeal” giving us a clue to what has happened the day before. The narrator uses the expression “voracious appetite”, voracious meaning eating […]

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