My Place by Sally Morgan
My Place is considered as a story about a journey. What kind of journey is represented in the story? consider that the journey here does not always mean physiscal journey.
Through the story, Sally Morgan tends to tell the reader about her journey, her journey on finding her family’s identity. A kind of journey which is represented in the story is an emotional journey.
The definition of emotional journey itself is the series of emotions which happen any moment in your life that is caused by an event that leads on to further emotions, either good or bad. Your whole life is an emotional journey. Let us make a plotted story to make it being emotional. Imagine that when we are in a relationship with someone we have been trust in and loving for years, then that person cheats on us. Feeling disappointed, betrayed, and needing someone to talk to, to share with, and someone who can lean their shoulders and let us to cry as loud as we want. Unfortunately, right before we are going to give her a ring, we are called by her mother and being told that she died. Going to the funeral heavy-heartedly, in a deep condolence, you meet her for the last time and farewell. Unexpectedly, you find your lost brother, you hug him in joy and tender cry. But then, he got shot by anonymous right after you are hugging each other. On that day, you lost your trust towards your partner, lost both your best friend and your lost brother. That would be very emotional.
In the story, what emotional journey is Sally’s struggle to find her family origin since her grandmothers’; Nan, her mother; Gladys, until she finds out it all. She also finds out about how Aborigins are treated unequally and sometimes getting discriminated and stereotyped.
A journey doesn’t always mean you involved your physic get tired or moving into one place to another places. As stated by Peter Skrzynecki, an Australian poet, that "All physical journeys have