Techniques symbolism: The mountain, The rope, The voice Narrator voice/ perspective/ point of narration                                                                                    […]

Lance Armstrong, for those of you who don’t know him, no hes not the guy that landed on the moon. In Fact in my eyes, Lance Armstrong overcame something much harder than that. Lance Armstrong is one of the many people who has had to face the deadly sickness of testicular cancer. As well as […]

In chapter 9 of touching the void, Joe uses light as a form of symbolism and gives it additional meaning instead of its literal meaning. When Joe is lowering himself deeper into the crevasse he reaches finally the snowy white floor and spots a beam of light shinning through a hole in the roof. Joe […]

mood and tone were used in this chapter to create an atmosphere and a more depth feeling into the readers mind. Joe uses this language technique a lot to bring the reader closer into what he was experiencing at the time. An example of this is when Joe is stuck in the crevasse and he […]

contrasting is used to show Joe’s feelings and experiences because it helps the reader understand that when he is faced with different conflicting situations his thoughts and feelings are forever changing. For an example, he describes the black space below him in the crevasse as: “the stark blackness of the drops, too deep for the […]

In chapter 6 of “Touching the Void”, the men are faced with multiple problems on how they are going to get down the mountain. With no gas left and a fierce storm brewing in the distance the men have to act quick if they are to make it down alive. Because they have no choice […]

1.State your Point (first sentence) 2.Expand (with relevant background detail) 3.examples (specific) The text states”……”   It is revealed “……..” words like “……..” the selected text “……” tells us…. 4.your own response what does the reader lean, what does the reader think/visualise/feel, what connections can the reader make to other experiences or contexts, what is the […]

Chapter 5 of touching the void is one of the most climactic moments for Joe, the protagonist. In pages 71-73 Joe is faced with a life threading disaster, when he slips off a vertical ice wall and falls hundreds of feet rupturing his right knee joint. Joe uses many different language techniques to bring the […]

The pun, “on the edge” is used in multiple contexts to summarize the events of this chapter. The pun could be used in a literal way, for example the men could be literally scaling the edge of a mountain. The mental meaning could mean they are on the edge of danger, or have to overcome […]

These lines in the text help us to understand what Joe is going through in his head when he summits Siula Grande. They tell us that even though he should be over the moon, he feels as if this is just another plain old mountain and that he is back to “square one” again. These […]