Touching the Void Themes

Joe Simpson (mountaineer)
This Study Guide consists of approximately 32 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Touching the Void.
This section contains 797 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Touching the Void Study Guide

Determination

There are an array of points at which the determination of Joe and Simon are evident. The most important is their drive to get off the mountain but the theme begins before that—with their decision to make the climb. They have selected a mountain that has not been climbed before and that is known for this fact. They meet the challenges and reach the summit, though they have several issues along the way. After Joe breaks his leg, the determination of both men goes to another level. At this point, they do not voice their determination but resolutely go about the business of accomplishing the goal—to reach the bottom. They each know that a broken bone in their current situation is likely fatal, simply because there are no rescue options. Instead of leaving Joe, Simon begins working out a way for them to descend...

(read more)

This section contains 797 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Touching the Void Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Touching the Void from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook