Journeys- My Place

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Inner Journeys: ‘My Place’ by Sally Morgan

Definition of Journey-
Inner journeys involve the exploration of the self, as individuals review their growth and development in the light if experiences which challenge and inspire them. •Inner journeys have the power to challenge thinking, provide new insights and understanding of the world and themselves. •Spiritual, physical and psychological development where one gains insight into self empowerment and growth. •As one embarks on a journey, they face obstacles which ultimately shape and confront who they are. •Journeys expose the internal and external fears of an individual •Challenge of self reflection

Leads to a new perspective
Spiritual pilgrimage that leads to a greater understanding of self and our world. •The goal is the realization that life is both tragic and comic, therefore precious in the extreme. •Life is a journey of the body, mind and soul. Journeys function as the creator of self identity and a vehicle of self-awareness. •Physical relocation maybe a catalyst, but the inner journey possess the greatest impact.

Alternative Words for Journey-
Passage
Flight
Pilgrimage
Crossing
Central
Actualisation
Awareness
Development
Discovery
Empowerment
Enlightenment
Enrichment
Evaluation
Exploration
Growth
Identity
Confrontation
Insight
Odyssey
Perception
Progression

‘My Place’-
‘My Place’ by Sally Morgan is a non-fiction/Semi-autobiographical novel. •My Place can be seen as a post-colonial text- dominated by white culture •Context is important- historical event: 1967 referendum brought about reconciliation •Empowering of other Aboriginals

The narrative captures the idiomatic (language of the time) and vernacular expression of the various family members. •‘My Place’ is an account of four generations (sally/mother/grandmother/uncle) lost of identity, a progression through a metamorphosis...
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