1. Some of the problems Simon and Joe faced when Simon was lowering Joe down the mountain included, the weather was becoming bad causing the temperature to lower making their frostbitten fingers worse, shown in the quote ‘The rising wind and continuous spindrift avalanches drowned out all communications’. A problem Joe was facing was the pain […]

1. Joe in chapter five uses many different types of language to draw the reader into what he was experiencing in the text. One of the techniques is imagery this is shown when he says ‘It wasn’t just broken, It was ruptured, twisted, crushed.’ these word help to put an image in our minds of […]

1. The pun ‘On The Edge’ is used effectively to summarise the events in the chapter as it means that they are in a very dangerous position and it can end up fatal from one wrong step for example so if they did the tiniest of things wrong it could get them killed. In Joe […]

1. These lines are included in the text to show that Joe is an ambitious man and will not stop chasing after his goals and dreams, also to show that whenever he completes his goal for that time he will just come up with a new and more extreme goal that will ultimately eventually lead […]

1. The author does not explain the technical jargon because firstly the target audience. The target audience is who the author plans to sell most of the books, so how old they are, what their profession is, what gender, what hobbies they have etc. Touching the Void by Joe Simpson is mainly targeted at mountaineers […]

1. Joe and Simon seem to be like a well oiled team, that they work well together and don’t talk a lot they just know what each others going to do or about to do. ‘I appreciated his caution, for I would be swept away it suddenly parted company with the wall.’ This proves that […]

1. That people that dream during the day they have goals and ambition to reach their dreams can be dangerous as they may be too ambitious and not think about other people and put them down or ignore them to succeed and reach their dreams. But it can also be good that there are people that do […]