The Tempest and Wizard of Oz Journey Esay

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The journey concept contains a number of components. It can be perceived as a process which leads to a conclusion or destination. The journey process is more significant than the destination. William Shakespeare’s play ‘The Tempest’, J.M Barrie’s novel Peter Pan and Victor Flemming’s film The Wizard of Oz (1939), all communicate journey concepts. Through analysing the ideas and textual conventions it will become evident that the ‘journey process’ is more important than the destination. Shakespeare shows a greater understanding of the journey concept and process, in showing the unknown of a journeys ending in ‘The tempest’. ‘The tempest’ presents the idea of “the journey is more important than the destination” by showing how a journey can go awry. For example, the Italian aristocrats did not reach their intended destination, there is no physical destination in which the characters are to find, so therefore their journey of imagination and emotion is more significant. In order to overcome the journey process many have to escape the worlds realism and undergo a search to find the place, which is the journey to find their own imagination. Shakespeare uses many techniques to convey his ideas and concepts. Music is a major factor in ‘The Tempest’. Shakespeare takes us on a romantic, imaginative journey that through lyrical song and music gives the play a magical mood. With the art of song Shakespeare uses Ariels songs and spiritual feelings to help convey the magical experience. “Come unto these yellow lands and then take hands: courtsied when you have and kiss’d the wild waves whist” – Ariel’s song. The characters in ‘The Tempest’ all speak with a rhythmic tone of voice which conveys the magical element of song. Shakespeare uses hyphenated words to help create the world of imagination and uniqueness. “To th’ shore, that o’re his wave-worn basis bowed” - Francisco With these concepts and techniques Shakespeare’s play demonstrates and highlights the journey...
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