Analysis on emotions

Analysis of words describing emotions in chapter 1

I will be writing about the book Touching the Void written by Joe Simpson. The text piece that I will be analysing is on page 21 of the book. The topic which I will be focus on is the emotions that the author is describing in the first paragraph. I think that the author did a great job of describing the emotions of joe in this paragraph.

For instance, in the third sentence the author wrote “It was wonderfully calming and tranquil to be here. I became aware of a feeling of complete freedom - to do what I wanted to do when I wanted to, and in whatever manner.” What the author is trying to communicate to the reader is that it is very peaceful and Joe likes being isolated and completely free. Nowadays it is hard to achieve this due to all the problems and work we encounter in our daily lives.

Another example is when the writer wrote “All lethargy was swept away by an invigorating independence.” What the writer is trying to say is that Joe is not tired anymore and is willing to give it his all to try and climb the mountain. I think the reason why he said the invigorating independence was the reason why all the lethargy went away is that, all responsibility is in their hands and there is no one else to help them. I think this is what gave him the feeling of being able to do it and give it his all.

Thirdly, another example is When the author wrote:”I was not in any hurry, and knew we could both reach the summit easily.” What the author is trying to say here is that he feels very positive about being able to reach the summit of the mountain. This kind of feels like a really brave and enthusiastic emotion because the author is so confident in himself.

Topic of intrest

My family and I have been watching the news a lot lately regarding the Taliban and how they are trying to take over Afghanistan. We are following this because it is important to know what is happening around you and how it impacts you as an individual. I think what they are doing is cruel and I don't think anyone who lives there should go trough what they are going trough at the moment. This is especially a big problem with the women who live there, they almost have no rights and human rights which is terrible.

They are forced to stay at home, they are not allowed to get education in school, they are not allowed to show themselves to other (they have to hide themselves). So they are not allowed to show their skin, etc. They are treated like slaves and there is no way they can fight for their freedom because they will be killed by the Taliban. I think we should all fight back because all humans gave a amount of human rights that they should be able to have and not taken away from them.

What I am also trying to understand is the point of view from the U.S and why they moved out of afganistan giving the Taliban the opportunity to fully take over afganistan. What's also scary is that the U.S soldiers were hanging on the plane leaving with soldiers back the U.S because they could not take more at once. This shows what horrible things go on there and how they are in desperate need of help.

it would be hard to battle them due to the fact that the U.S gave them the equipment they are using to fight. Such as, rifles, helicopters, etc. This makes it extremely hard for the U.S to go back even if they wanted to. So hopefully the U.S together with other countries will try to free those who live there and get rid of the ones who are keeping them there. So I will keep on following the news and hope for the best.