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"What Insights Have You Gained Through The Exploration Of The Human Condition." 'remittance Man','woman To Man' Judith Wright, 'enter Without So Much As Knocking' Bruce Dawe,'cloudstreet' Tim Winton.

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Detail the insights you have gained through the exploration of the human condition. Make reference to three set texts and one text of your own choosing.The Human Condition is a vast genre that encompasses what it means to be human, our experiences as humans and our place in the world. Aspects of our humanity are that we achieve unity through love and that the trials and troubles of life are about self-knowledge -a journey to discover spirituality, and awaken spiritual insights. In addition, it is like-second nature to most humans to conform to the expectations and etiquette that the society in which we live generally confines us to. These ideas about our humanity are the intrinsic expressions poetically portrayed through a series of texts by Australian Authors. Judith Wright's 'Remittance Man', and 'Woman To Man'; Bruce Dawe's 'Enter Without So Much As Knocking' and Tim Winton's 'Cloudstreet'. They explore, through a variety of different contexts what is means to be human, and how we are all united through the underlying power of love.Wright articulately explores, in the poem 'Woman To Man', that the whole of life is a journey that we humans make, gradually emerging from darkness to light, from blindness to insight, always striving for knowledge. The voyage of a "selfless, shapeless seed", a child forming in the womb of its mother of, and the whole concept of child-bearing, are seen as analogies for letting the trials and troubles of this world be journeys for self-knowledge, and avenues for self-discovery, wherein we can rekindle our spiritual insights. The unnamed protagonist of the poem, the pregnant lady allows the child, the 'third who lay in [her and her partner's] embrace' to complete them, being '[his] arm', '[her] breast', and 'their eyes' -it brings them together, this love they have for the third is a build-on of the love they had for each other. Wright's vision of love is that of a spiritual force with sacramental associations, in this case, the Trinity. Wright shows, furthermore, through certain dualities present in her poem, of the child being both 'the maker and the made', and 'the question and reply' that it has achieved unity between it's parents, but also on a higher level, through its birth unity with God, ultimately resolved in Trinity, and that the physical pain experienced during childbirth is only on the surface-level, that the inherent joys and completement it brings are manifold. Thus it can be seen, that cleverly hidden in an epic recount of the erotic and intimate experiences of a lady giving birth, is the portrayal of an evident part of all of our humanity, using the crises we face and our trials as journeys for self-discovery, and spiritual re-kindlement.Wright's poem parallel's Tim Wintons contemporary text, 'Cloudstreet', in its ideals of our condition as humans, our life, with its joys and its troubles all being avenues to enhance our spiritual capacities and strengthen our bonds of love and unity with those we...

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