When I was younger catching snails and diving down into the stream to grab fistfuls of thick, gloopy, mud was exciting. Every journey through the underbrush to find the perfect spot to sunbathe was a new adventure. The sun soaked into our skin, and when it got too hot we would find shade under a […]

Introduction Have you ever been in situation where death could be just around the next corner and there is not a single thing you can do to change it? How would you react? What would you do? In this essay I will discuss how all reactions are predetermined by the circumstances, in the texts “The […]

Describe how at least one technique was used in the written text you have studied. Explain how this technique/s was used for the writer’s purpose. Emotive language Quotes intro Emotive language was an important tool in the book Touching the Void as it helps author, and subject, Joe Simpson accurately portray the ordeal he went […]

Hey guys I’m here today to talk about the topic of not being an asshole. Or to formally say it, phrases and sayings that are not acceptable in today’s social climate. There is a severe problem plaguing our generation. I can say with certainty that almost everyone in this room has said, or heard something […]

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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