idea-  The power of an influence. Your circle of influence dictates your life. 7 words, that sum up a dynamic aspect of our society’s contentment. The power of the influences that surround a humans existence, shapes and formats your well being, whether you realise it or not. The text “ The Blind Side”, written by […]

Describe at least one important technique used in the written text: explain how this technique helped you to understand one or more key ideas. INTRODUCTION- “….The dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.” Joe and Simon, are dreamers of the day. Their […]

Techniques Symbolism: Mountains, 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 for certain effects  Conflict: (tension filled moments) created through word choice and syntax  Syntax: (sentence structures) Different types have different effects.  Climax/ […]

Introduction- ” We realise the importance of our voices, only when we are silenced”. A meaningful quote from someone, who’s voice was once silenced. Today I will be talking to you about Malala Yousafazi, a leading activist for children’s rights, and the youngest ever nobel peace prize winner. From this speech, I hope to inform […]

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. Use pages 132-133, 135 and 139-40 to explain what light symbolises in Joe’s situation. How […]

Choose TWO of the following passages from Chapter 8 and describe the MOOD and TONE in each passage. Also, explain how this MOOD and TONE was created. I.e. Reference any word choice, language techniques used, or sentence structure chosen. “This place was ageless and lifeless. A mass of snow, and ice, and rock slowly moving upwards; freezing, thawing, […]

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 […]

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. The weather- Both Joe and Simon explain the difficulties of frost bite and snow storms created by the powerful winds and avalanches on the mountain. The brutal weather was a […]

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

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 experiences in this section of the descent. You may wish to comment on: […]