In the far distance – Chapter 9

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

Silent Witness – Chapter 8

MOOD and TONE: You will need to read the entire chapter to complete this exercise today- some students may need to spend a good part of the lesson reading 🙂 MOOD refers to the atmosphere

Shadows in the ice – Chapter 7

TASKS: Contrast is used to show Joe’s conflicting feelings and experiences in this chapter. For example, he describes the black space below him in the crevasse as: “the stark blackness of the drops, too deep

The Final Choice – Chapter 6

TASKS: 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. How does Joe, recreate the tension felt when he

“Disaster” – Chapter 5 (Climax)

TASKS: 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

“On the edge” – Chapter 4

TASKS “On the edge” – How is this pun used effectively to summarise the events in this chapter? Choose ONE of the following language or writing style techniques and explain how it is used to

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