Question – describe at least one important technique used in the written text explain how this technique helped you to understand one or more key ideas. In “touching the void” by joe simpson different language techniques are used in order to help the reader understand key ideas presented within the text. One of the language […]

Techniques sybolism: mountain, rope, voice narrative voice/narrative perspective/point of narration: first person, second person, eye of god, more than one narrator: Joe Simpson, Simon Yates. figurative language: simlie, metaphor, personification, hyperbole. imagery: the combination of descriptive language and techniques for certain effects. use of conflict: tension filled moments created through word choice and syntax. syntax: […]

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during chapter 9 Joe uses a specific language technique called symbolism to give a something an additional meaning to its literal meaning. when Joe was hanging in the crevasse he notices a “pillar of gold light” he then becomes mesmerized by this beam of light and starts to find himself letting go and forgetting about […]

“I stared at the mountain rising over me. Empty. It was a pointless thing to have done – climb up it, across it, and down it. Stupid! It looked perfect; so clean and untouched, and we had changed nothing, It was beautiful, immaculate, but it left me empty. I had been on it too long, […]

For example, he describes the black space below him in the crevasse as: “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 spaces menaced” (page 110), but then contrasts these dark images with descriptions of the night sky: […]

in chapter 6 Simon and Joe are faced with multiple potentially life threatening situations. one of the problems they face is when Simon is lowering Joe down the face to rescue him but Joe is experiencing intense pain in is leg where he shattered his knee  joint. we gain an understanding of Joe’s ongoing pain […]

during chapter 5 of touching the void, one of the most climactic moments of the book occurs when Joe Simpson finds himself in a life threatening situation in which he shatters his knee joint. during this part of the text where joe becomes injured the writer includes multiple different language techniques which are used to […]

in chapter 4 a language technique is used called a pun. “on the edge” is used in this text to summarise the events in this chapter. this pun can be seen in multiple contexts by the reader, in one way the reader can interpret it literally as in a person being on the edge of […]

the lines are included in the text because they reveal the personality of the author joe simpson. the text written tells the reader that joe is a person that is often not satisfied with his accomplishments and achievements, we are told this when joe says “was i here for pleasure or was it egotism”. it […]