It’s winter and i’m walking along the cobblestone path. The quiet snowflakes begin to fall delicately on the surface leaving a gentle layer of snow like sifted icing sugar on a cake. My small heeled boots clattering against the hard rock as I make my way up to the town centre of Manarola. Once distant […]

The theme of never loosing hope and staying determined through hardships and adversity to ultimately reach a positive outcome is shown through the books “Soul Surfer” written by Bethany Hamilton, “Touching The Void written by Joe Simpson, and the films “The Pursuit of Happyness” directed by Gabriele Muccino and “127 hours” Directed by Danny Boyle. All […]

Techniques:  Symbolism: mountain, rope, the voice, They refer to the mountain differently about how they feel about it. Narrative voice/ Narrative perspective/ Point of narration: Joe Simpson and Simon Yates Figurative Language: simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole Imagery: the combination of descriptive language an techniques for certain effects. Conflict (tension filled moments): created through word choice […]

Introduction:  Influence, Peer Pressure, Conformity, its all around us. These powerful social forces are shaping our beliefs and values. They are influencing our actions and behaviours. Most people don’t realize this but your peers and the people around you can have a great impact on what you think, feel, say and do. Research shows we […]

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

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 (or feelings) created in a passage of writing. Words that might describe the “Mood” of the passage are: threatening, restful, nostalgic, peaceful, chaotic, joyful or jubilant, […]

TASK 1: One problem the men face when they are trying to get down the mountain is that they are losing light quickly and the weather is getting worse. They have also run out of gas which means they do not have any water. They need to get down the mountain fast and the only […]

IMAGES: “The only remaining evidence of my ordeal was the sight of my blackened fingertips.” – Frost bite, his fingers look bruised. “The deep tiredness I had felt yesterday was gone” – Acting more energetic and enthusiastic, not walking around lazily. “The bitter feelings, however, hadn’t diminished. To leave the place would free me from […]

The Fifth Element: SCENE ANALYSIS Sound: diegetic = sound made by characters non-diegetic = sound put in wish sound – non diegetic classical music, flute, violin – diegetic opera singing – diegetic talking – diegetic knocking – diegetic gun sound – non diegetic spaceship sound – non diegetic fighting sound affects – non diegetic up […]

I walked to school because I’m forced to. I will experience painful punishment unless I go to school. I will experience painful punishment if I don’t go to school so I walked to school. I was resenting going to school until I am forced to go.