“Touching The Void” – The Role Of The Author And Initial Characterisation

Joe includes these lines when he is describing mountaineers at the beginning of the book: ‘The dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.’

  • What Do You Think These Lines Mean To You? – To me this means… 

Joe explains how he feels about being in the mountains in the opening pages of the book.

  • What Is Your Initial Impression Of Joe Simpson?  Explain, Including Quotations Where Appropriate. –  Joe to me is an interesting character…

Joe describes Simon (at the beginning of the book) as: “he was an easy friend: dependable, sincere, ready to see life as a joke… a touch of madness that makes which makes just a few people so special.” Pg 19           “There were few other people I could have coped with for so long”               “Simon was keeping to steady pace that matched mine” Pg 20                “If a climber has to slow his natural pace to that of his companion, the unfit climber will soon find himself struggling to keep up.” Pg 20

  • What Do These Lines Tell You About Simon And His Relationship With Joe?  -Simon and Joe have a solid relationship with…..

    Joe describes Richard at the beginning of the book as: “jgjghg

  • What Do These Lines Tell You About Richard And How Joe And Simon View Him?

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