The role of the author

  1. The line ” the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.” Means to me that the people who have dreams that are vivid  enough to be present during the day are the people that are acting upon their dreams to make them real
  2. My initial impression of Joe Simpson was that he was a strong spirited humorous guy that enjoyed being alone and by himself in the mountains. This is backed up with the quotes ” So much better than the alps- no hordes of climbers,no helicopters,no rescue- just us and the mountains” This quote explains how the place that they are in now is way better than the alps. It also states that Joe prefers to be alone in the mountains compared to with crowds of people. Another quotation that backs up my opinion is “There’s a brew ready, if your still alive in there,” This quote explains how Joe has a good sense of humor and is a good person to be around. I also get the impression that he is a well built fit guy because you would be silly to try and conquer this beast if you weren’t.
  3. These lines tell me that Joe is slightly jealous of how Simon makes out to be and how he wishes to be just like Simon.The texts also explains how Simon and Joe are actually quite similar and how they get along quite well. It also shows that Simon is a genuine guy and how he is a good guy to be around.









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Chris Waugh