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Aread Of Study : Journey My Place By: Sally Morgan 'variety Is The Spice Of Life.' Discuss With Reference To Your Prescribed Text And Other Material You Have Studied.

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The destination is where a person may gain a limited amount of information, but it is the inner journey or human experience that forms who people are today. This is shown in the poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost, a cartoon from the book "You & me" by Michael Leunig & the stimulus texts "The Town Where Time Stands Still" by Shirley Geok-lin Lim, "Journey to the Interior" by Margaret Atwood & "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost.The poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" represents the journey of life. It tells the story of the person looking at the woods, but it goes deeper. The woods are symbolic for death losing all responsibilities. In other words, deciding wether to just drop everything a person has worked hard for as well as all their responsibilities & die or to live on, work hard & accept all the responsibilities life has to offer. It basically shows the choice people have to make during certain points of their lives.In the text the persona, decides to live on due to the fact he has responsibilities to meet & he has a promise to keep on living.The repetition in the lines "And mile's to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep" emphasises the life choice that people have to meet their responsibilities & continue on their chosen path. It also shows the amount of time the persona has left & could also emphasise the many life journeys the persona has to do before he can die.The "darkest evening" & "frozen lake" symbolises isolation & coldness. It shows that really in life people are isolated & alone when dealing with decisions & choices that determine someone's life journey. This links to the alliteration as it dit also describes and analyses a life journey.The alliteration in the line "dark & deep" shows that life's journey is dark & can be dangerous. It shows that what happens to a person in the future is unknown & can be scary due to that.The physical journey that Frost uses is a metaphor for life stopping. To "watch the woods" represents a pause in this journey where the persona has a choice to die. "But I have promises to keep, & miles before I can sleep" represents the continuation of this life journey.The text shows that his responsibilities through life are more important than reaching his final destination, death due to the fact he moves on in life rather than quickly reaching his final destination.The image created by Michael Leunig from the book "You and Me" shows how many people, particularly in city areas are constantly in a rush to reach their goals, but do not leave time to live life. It shows how people work determinedly to reach these goals, but in fact work themselves to the grave.This image shows the set path of mainstream society. It shows the conformity of everyone's inner journey as well as a lack of understanding of their own motives as well as a lack of understanding of their own motives as well as a lack of real self...

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