Every morning I would wake to the beaming sun wrapping itself around the white peaks. The rays slowly creeping their way over the mountain top, reflecting a gold glow off the fluffy, powdered snow as they do so. I crawl out of my bottom bunk to take a glance through the window, overlooking train tracks […]

Most people at some point in life feel as though they do not fit into the crowd around them. Whether it’s a family situation, social event, or any other obstacle in life. Therefore I decided to explore the theme “Standing out from society/ feeling like you don’t belong, and the different ways people chose to escape […]

techniques~ Symbolism: mountain, rope, voice Narrative voice/ Narrative perspective/ Point of narration: Joe Simpson and Simon Yates Figurative language: Simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole Imagery: the combination of descriptive language and techniques used for certain effects Conflict (tension like moments) – created through word choice and syntax. Syntax (sentence structure) -different types have different effects Climax/ […]

~~~~~Outside The Comfort zone~~~~~ IDEAS Stevie Wonder- because although he is blind he continue to pursue his musical career Billie Eilish- because she’s only 16 and has such a massive personality and has such an insane character Tyler the creator- because he’s so different and so well known and influential to young teens  Bob Marley- because […]

TASK: Symbolism in literature is where an object, person or situation has an additional meaning to its literal meaning. The symbolism of light and “the voice” in Chapter 9 is used to show Joe’s changing circumstances and his reaction to them. 1~ Use pages 132-133, 135 and 139-40 to explain what light symbolises in Joe’s […]

MOOD refers to the atmosphere (or feelings) created in a passage of writing. Words that might describe the “Mood” of the passage are: threatening, restful, nostalgic, peaceful, chaotic, joyful or jubilant, sad or melancholic…etc. TONE refers to the attitude of the writer (in our case, the narrator) towards what is happening in the passage. Words that might describe the “Tone” of the passage […]

1~ Explain why contrast is used in these sections of the text. How does contrast assist the reader to understand Joe’s feelings and experiences in this chapter? The contrast between the darkness of inside the crevasse, where he was, and the light of the moon and stars above him, states to the reader that Joe […]

List some of the problems the men face trying to get down the mountain. Include quotations from the text (pages 85-94) to support these ideas. In chapter 6, Joe and Simon face problems when trying to get down the mountain. The major problem that they come across is Joe breaking his leg. Because of this […]

State your point/ topic (first sentence)- Simon’s narration is significant in “Disaster- chapter 5” Expand with relevant background detail- Simon’s narration is told through Joe’s perspective,, however Simon validated Joe’s account as ‘fair and correct.’ Simon’s “voice” reveals that he resented Joe’s injury and that he felt justified in distancing himself from Joe. Examples (specific)- The text states […]

1~ Pages 71-73. Explain how language and writing style techniques were used to draw the reader into Joe’s experiences in this section of the descent. You may wish to comment on: imagery, emotive language, figurative language (simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole), dialogue, syntax (sentence structures) and/or narrative voice. Language and writing techniques are used in this […]