Tempting Fate – Chapter 2

TASK: Continue to read from pages 26-38 in “Touching the Void” by Joe Simpson

Describe the relationship between Joe and Simon in this chapter, including important quotations. How are the men inter-dependent and why?

Describe the environment in this part of the climb? What does the environment require from the men and how do they react to the challenges presented to them?

What does the reader learn about Joe’s previous experiences in a similar environment by the end of the chapter? Why might this section of the text be important? Identify any language/ language techniques used purposefully in this section and explain their purpose (effect on the reader’s understanding).

This work is due: Monday, 26 February 🙂

Posted by Jo Waide

Teacher of English at Mount Aspiring College, Wanaka, New Zealand.

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