Journey Essay

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"The Journey is the reward": Discuss the truth of this statement using the core text, with one piece of text from the BOS booklet together with two pieces of related material. All issues are to speak in relation to Sally Morgan's inner journey.

The inner journey is a concept that has always been debated, and so has its meaning. The word ‘inner' has the alternative meaning of personal. Moreover, the word journey has an alternative meaning of movement. So, the concept of the inner journey, customarily, has the meaning of a personal movement. Inner journeys have often been described as the metaphor behind a physical journey. The statement ‘Journey is the reward' and the idea of a personal movement are depicted in the texts, My Place by Sally Morgan, The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost, The Transall Saga and Pay it Forward. ‘My Place' is the autobiographical story, in which Sally Morgan's family refuses to accept their aboriginality. It was the persistent attitudes of the family which prompted Sally to commence on her journey of self discovery. The poem ‘The Road Not Taken' by Robert Frost also revolves around the theme of the inner journey. The poem is based of a man's recollection of decision that he once made and its ramifications. The novel ‘The Transall Saga' by Gary Paulson, is the fictional survival story about ‘Mark' and his adventure after he was transported to a foreign world by a mysterious blue light. Finally, the film, ‘Pay It Forward', is about a boy named Trevor McKinney and new found thoughts about the world after having been given a social studies assessment. This essay will highlight how all four texts portray the truth in the statement ‘The Journey is the reward.'

My Place is an autobiographical story by Sally Morgan. Sally was raised in an Aboriginal family which always denied their Aboriginality. Sally is the one who goes on a physical journey in order to discover her true family heritage and identity, which leads to a much more...
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