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    The three texts Cosi, Freedom Writers and The Road not Taken, all symbolise Inner Journey in their own individual ways but all collectively have the same meaning and objective; to express their characters own personal experience in a way to make the reader understand the hardship and struggles that go through a persons life once you dig deeper into who they really are. Inner Journey is a pilgrimage of the self; it's goal is the realisation that life is both tragic and comic and therefore precious in the extreme. Every single person has there own Inner Journey, it's life, the ups and downs. Life will always throw you curveballs, unexpected occurrences that will change your life forever and whether you decide to let these experiences change and shape you, or use it to become a stronger person but in the end it will always lead you to where you are truly destined to be. Louis Nowra’s “Cosi”, a…

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    joy. Another, when the Ihedigbo brothers saw another kid swear at their mother and they both looked at each other with astonishment. “Such behavior would never be tolerated in their community.”(63) Even though I am not in a religious community but my family beliefs would be the same. That your parents should always be respected during any circumstance and that no pouting is to be tolerated. “David explains, “In America, the family system seems to have been thrown out the window.”” Even though I…

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    Both Kate Chopin and Katherine Anne Porter have had their issues with love and they seem to show it through the eyes of a reader with their main characters in their short stories “The Storm” and “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall. Chopin had married Oscar Chopin, a Creole cotton broker, at nineteen and he later pass away in 1883 which had left her with six children to raise own her own. As this shocking turn of events inspired Chopin to start writing, critics have taken her work as too explicit…

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    Views on women has changed through the years, but Kate Chopin focuses on the view of women in marriage. Women are portrayed as servants to their husbands. The three stories “The Story of an Hour”, “The Storm”, and “Desiree’s Baby” show how women rebelled against the constraints of marriage or gave in to it. They were to have no freedom or wishes. In two of the stories the woman rebelled and the other gave. One woman rebelled by death, another by an affair, and the last one submitted by being so…

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    Underworld. Death surrounded the place. Dracula was foolish to lead me straight to his mansion. The mansion was truly frightening, because it showed signs of nothing but death. Nonetheless, I climbed into the house from a broken window, armed with my sword. The heinous vampire had nearly destroyed my village once and that would never happen again. As I walked around the house, a figure appeared right in front of me. It was Dracula. How he managed to sneak upon me was even unknown to me. ‘Well,…

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    “Before it was all talk, but now he’d physically hurt me and I knew there would be no convincing him to let me go” (Preston 204). Just when Scarlett is at a point of giving up, Noah finds himself choosing to help her because he knows together they can bring the world to its feet. “Rise Up” is a suitable song for the struggles Noah is faces in the book. Lastly, the song “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey really depicts character of Donald in the book. Donald is Scarlett’s biological father who is…

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    Unlike other traditional war narration, Crane’s Red Badge of Courage reflects the main character’s inner journey. Our main character, “the Youth” named Henry Fleming, had a high romantic notion about war. He had not always intercepted and presented us the truest reality. In the last line of Crane’s introduction poem to Red Badge of Courage mocks youth’s fantasies, “Ah, I think there were braver deeds. ” Wrote with a slight sarcastic tone, Crane suggesting brutal warfare does not…

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    As people grow up in a world full of standards to live up to, they might begin to lose themselves throughout the journey. For example, an individual may adjust their identity to reach the ideal life that every person dreams to aspire. We are never happy with who we are and what we have, we always want more; however, people are dismissing the conception of acceptance. In the book, “American Born Chinese” written by Gene Luen Yang, the American religious experience is accepting yourself. Once a…

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    sometimes we forget the importance of our own cultural identity. From the readings, we experience the troubles each author undergoes when it comes to acceptance, confusion about cultures, and the valuable meanings of one’s own cultural identity. In “Journey by the Inner Light” by Meeta Kaur, the author explains her journey in finding her “inner self “. Kaur starts her reading by discussing the importance of her long hair which symbolizes her family’s values. As Kaur gets older, she becomes more…

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    Allen say is children’s book author and illustrator, who originally came from Japan. He was born in 1937 in Yokohama, Japan to a mother who was a Japanese American and his father who was full Japanese, but was adopted by two British parents who raised him in Shanghai, China (Allen Say pg. 1). His early life wasn’t very easy with his parents getting a divorce when he was 12 years old. About four years after the divorce he would go on to live with his grandmother (Allen Say pg. 1). About two years…

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