Well this is what i've done up until now

Topics: Frank Darabont, The Shawshank Redemption, The Mist Pages: 2 (477 words) Published: February 24, 2014
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A strong human spirit is essential for a meaningful journey. As with all trials and tribulations in life, an individual need to have strength and perseverance. Whether the obstacles are of tangible or intangible nature, there will always be adversities to overcome. Without a strengthening resolve a problem may overwhelm ones desire to succeed, which ultimately would lead ones hope to vanish entirely and in turn this would eventually lead one to conform into fail entirely. This usually results in the death or the unbalancing of conflicting mental issues will occur to whoever is undertaking a journey or many different journeys. This lesson is in both Shaun Tan’s book “The Arrival” and Frank Darabont’s film “The Shawshank Redemption”; these two texts highlight the journeys of the main protagonists within each text the protagonists withstand adversities throughout the course of their journeys. At times the journey seemed "unnecessary" or "unobtainable" but due to their strengthening resolves both Andy from Frank Darabont's "The Shawshank Redemption" and the protagonists from Shaun Tan's "The Arrival" succeeded in their journeys and reached a state of enlightenment both physically and spiritually. With a watered down spirit one would never be able to undertake a meaningful journey let alone a journey as he or she would not be able to build a firm resolve. With this thesis it’s reasonable to assume that one would one would need a strong human spirit to undertake and complete a meaningful journey.

Both texts focus on an individuals standing point when about to embark on their journeys, this is apparent within "The Arrival" on pages 4-5, on page four Shaun Tan tells the story through frames, the slow and careful nature of the protagonist is symbolic of the individuals weakening resolve, this shows that as an individual the protagonist is relatively weak. His wife then places her hand upon his. this is a sign of...
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