Physical Journey Essay

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Physical journey is the progression from one stage to another, involving making decisions which result in both positive and negative outcomes. Peter Skrzynecki's 'Crossing the Red Sea', 'migrant hostel', Kenneth Grahame's 'The Wind in the Willows' extract, and In Peter Skrzynecki's 'Crossing the Red sea', 'Migrant Hostel', Kenneth Grahame's 'The wind in the willows' extract, and 'Home is where the heart is' by john butler trio, explore the concepts of journey including challenges, and different perspectives to journey, and how they contribute to a greater understanding of self and the external environment through the use of various literary and musical techniques.Both emotional and physical obstacles are encountered by the migrants of 'Migrant Hostel' and 'Crossing the Red Sea.' 'Crossing the Red Sea' captures the immigrant experience between the two worlds, leaving the homeland and towards the new world. The poet has deliberately structured the poem in five sections each with a number of stanzas to divide the different stages of the physical voyage. This restructuring allows the poet to focus on the emotional and physical impact of the journey. The migrants' physical description of 'Shirtless, in shorts and barefooted' stresses the lack of their belongings as if they've left everything behind, and their milk-white skin contrasted with the tanned browns of a 'scoured and polished deck' implies that their skin colour isn't right for their adopted country, Australia and depicts the social isolation they will face. The second stanza's description of the migrants with the imagery of 'shackles, sunken eyes', 'secrets and 'exiles' portrays them in disgrace as if they are running away from their homeland. Their 'sunken eye's also conveys their hardship in suffering and the war's adversity and the 'shackles' further emphasizes their oppression and their confinement. The religious conations used in the poem help to create a direct link to the famous 40 year journey where Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt to the Promised Land. The Biblical allusions 'exile', 'offering' and 'mercy' underline the notion that the immigrants are at the mercy of God. The reference to Lazarus, who was raised from the dead, is suggestive of new life and a better future for the immigrants.A strong sense of anonymity with the numbers of migrants entering and leaving is created by 'comings, goings, arrivals' and 'sudden departure' in 'Migrant Hostel.' The personal pronoun us used in this stanza voices the poet's personal experience and proves of his involvement in the situation but in this memory of his childhood incarceration with his family, the poet emphasises the general experience of migrants rather than isolating the particular circumstance peculiar to his family or himself. He also implies the loss of individually and identity resulting from this institutionalisation. The rhetorical inquiry Who would be coming next underlines the uncertainty, shock and surprise of the...

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