More Than Anything Else, Physical Journeys Are About Interpretation Of The New. Do You Agree?

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The interpretation of the new is a very important part of physical journeys though whether it is more than anything else is anything but arguable for there are other aspects of physical journeys which are just as important to the journey or the individual. The change that takes place due to the other journeys that take place while on the physical is also one of many aspects of physical journeys that are of great importance. 'The Town Where Time Stands Still' by Shirley Geok-lin Lim is a text that supports such an idea. 'Crossing the Red Sea' by Peter Skrzynecki is a poem that seems to promote the importance of the interpretation of the new while on a physical journey. 'Migrant Hostel' also by Peter Skrzynecki contrasts 'Crossing the Red Sea' through its perspective on the situation that Skrzynecki is in communicating the affects that a negative interpretation of the new can have. Physical journeys have many aspects to them each of their own importance though not even the interpretation of the new can be so important that it is more important than anything else.Physical journeys can allow individuals to understand the real importance of the opportunities that physical journeys provide to the individuals that take part on this journey. If interpreted appropriately, the physical journey can be seen as a way to challenge oneself through the new environment and experienced by the individual who would ultimately provide positive benefits for that particular individual's society.As the journey challenges them physically, this affects them mentally and spiritually which helps them to grow and move on with their lives. 'Crossing the Red Sea' does seem to convey the importance of the interpretation of the new."And silence fell from its shackles"The silence falling shows how that they had been kept silent in their past lives and are now free to express their minds as they please. The silence from the shackles conveys how the silence was forced upon them and how it had made them basically prisoners. The metaphor expresses how it was a forced silence that they had to live through for shackles have connotations to prisoners which have no choice but to do what they are told for they have no power which is something that those on board may have experienced. The 'falling' suggests how that restricting power is now gone and the travellers are now free. As the travellers are now free from the constraints that they were under, they are now able to express themselves allowing the opportunity for them to extend themselves and grow which was something that they were unable to do beforehand. Physical journeys do provide individuals and groups many opportunities though it is only through the right interpretation of the new which leads to the benefits which come from these opportunities thus showing the importance of that particular aspect in physical journeys.If interpreted negatively, a physical journey can be seen as nothing but a source of pain and suffering which...

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