Journey Speech

Topics: Black Death, Bubonic plague, Plague Pages: 3 (1118 words) Published: August 24, 2013
The composing task, Geraldine Brooks’ “Year of Wonders” and Dr. Seuss’ Oh, The Places You’ll Go! have all enhanced my understanding of the concept of journey by showing the different ways a journey can happen. The composing task’s protagonist’s physical journey is an outward representation of the spiritual journey she undertakes, “Year of Wonder” focused on the emotional and moral development, therefore making it a spiritual based journey, Oh, The Places You’ll Go! shows how a person is able to be in control of their own physical and emotional journey. The composing task’s protagonist’s physical journey is an outward representation of the spiritual journey she undertakes. This is shown by using the changing of the scenery as a metaphor for changes in her life, through age and development as a person with her inner feeling towards her family and her siblings becoming a larger part in her own journey. ‘Taking the first step off the bus I look up and don’t see my mother, I’m only five… three blocks I have to walk…’ She starts her journey as a five year old just trying to get home. ‘As I passed the first block, everything has changed… I’m now nine years old with my little brother next to me.’ She has gotten older and her siblings have started to become a bigger aspect and influence in her life. ‘We make it past the second block and things are different, yet again. I’m 13 and he’s 11… Houses in the neighbourhood have changed into trees and other plants, looming over us. Thorns are everywhere we touch.’ Again they are older and the scenery has changed explaining that things have changed in their lives, ‘He doesn’t hold my hand anymore, and all my smiles are forced.’ ‘As we come past the third block, a small hand appears in mine. My baby sister is now 5, my younger brother now 14, and me, I’m 16,’ the scenery and their ages have changed again. With these physical changes it also changes the emotions in the characters. The protagonist doesn’t need to force her smiles...
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