As a moment of coalescence in the process of responding to the novel “Touching the Void” the students have two periods to write an essay using questions from prior exam papers. The essay will then be marked and used as a basis for an essay writing development workshop next week.
The students could select from the following Questions:
How does Simpson show how difficult it was for him on the mountain after he was injured?
How does the writer portray Simon in the book?
Choose a passage from the book which you find especially tense or exciting. Write about the methods Simpson uses to create tension or excitement in this passage.
What is the significance of the title in “Touching the Void”?