Aos Imaginitive Journies Essay

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ConceptsConcept 1: Imaginative journeys transcend the physical world allowing the traveller to gain insights not possible through any other experience.Concept 2: The imaginative journey broadens the mind of an individual to take them into worlds of inspiration, speculation and imagination.USE CTEEQ'Holistic understanding of text that explains these concepts'Intellectual discovery of inspirational literature by an individual KeatsImaginative journeys demonstrate an ability which can place inspiration in our thoughts, allow us to speculate what exactly it is, we are willing to achieve, and also broaden our imagination allowing us to be in a greater state of understanding as to what journeys on a whole can offer us.The journey, especially in the imaginative sense, is a process by which the traveller encounters a series of challenges, tangents and serendipitous discoveries to arrive finally, at a destination and/or transformation.(Texts: The Tempest, The Ivory Trail, On First looking into Chapman's Homer, Invented Memories of Tomorrow)General Introduction1) Studying journeys has allowed me to understand that certain texts consist of multifaceted concepts of which the imaginative journey is unique. Through an array of devices, the texts' composers exemplify that the imaginative journey is a vital aspect in gaining new insights. [Link to Q]Correspondingly, the imaginative journey transcends the physical world allowing the traveller to gain insights not possible through any other experience while also broadening the mind of an individual to take them into worlds of inspiration, speculation and imagination.2) Concept 1: Imaginative journeys transcend the physical world allowing the traveller to gain insights not possible through any other experience. In The Tempest this is reflected through the characterisation of Prospero, who was captive to his obsession with revenge, due partly to his irresponsibility as ruler caused by his concern instead for his 'books' which are symbolic of his imagination. In the completion of his imaginative journey, Prospero learns to forgive as he becomes a catalyst for the characters in the play such as Miranda and Ferdinand as they indirectly become catalysts for his journey. Prospero must reconcile the past with the present in order to progress towards and beyond the future. The use of the rhyming epilogue, "And as of crimes you would pardoned be...Let your indulgence set me free", implies that in the completion of his imaginative journey, Prospero is now without the Art necessary to free himself and has gained a new understanding. Further the dramatic elements of the play including the characters of Ariel and Caliban allow him to learn from his imaginative experiences. He finally learns that "The rarer action is in virtue, than in vengeance", suggesting through Shakespeare's use of alliteration and contrast that not only is he rewarded with his dukedom, he is also a transformed man due to his experience on the magical...

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