How does the writer help the reader to appreciate the experience of Joe and Simon

How does the writer help the reader to appreciate the experience of Joe and Simon

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Jacqueline Leung 10K How does the writer help the reader to appreciate the experiences of Joe and Simon? The extract of Touching the Void includes two accounts by two people-Joe and Simon. In this piece of work, I am going to talk about how the writer helps the reader to appreciate the experiences of Joe and Simon. From Joe’s account, we can tell that he was in a very tense situation and we can clearly see the movements of Joe, because there are lots of uses of verbs such as “screamed”, “kicked” and “hanging” in the account. In the whole account of Joe, we can find many uses of short sentences. On line thirty-nine to forty, it says, “He would leave me. He had no choice.” and “Left here? Alone”. The uses of short sentences show us that Joe was in a lonely and panic situation. He felt no hope to live. Although there are many short sentences in the account, there is a long sentence in paragraph two. It says, “Then pain flooded down my thigh-a fierce burning fire coming down the inside of my thigh, seeming to ball in my groin, building and building until I
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2010 for the course ENGLISH 112 taught by Professor Loughlin during the Spring '08 term at UBC.

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How does the writer help the reader to appreciate the experience of Joe and Simon

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