All of life is a journey. All Journeys have a beginning and an end.
All the outcomes that are associated with journey are the results of
the choices that we make in out daily lives, good or bad that have to
be lives with. In the Macquarie dictionary journey is defined as: - The
exploration into one’s self. It offers growth & development through
emotional pilgrimage and provides new insights for the mind and
spirit. Throughout this essay I will be referring to our prescribed
text ‘Life is Beautiful’ by Roberto Benigini, an image about
reconciliation shaping our future titled, ‘The roads we choose’. And a
poem titled ‘The Road not taken’ by Robert Frost.
Although the film ‘Life is Beautiful’ is not a film that I usually
see, I much rather the films that are made in Hollywood. But this
movie has made me think. This movie really coveys the true meaning of
inner journey, to me journey really means to travel, but the inner
journey involves the exploration of the self, their mind and spirit.
The poem ‘The Road not taken’ by Robert frost was written in 1914 when
frost went to visit his family friends in England. The poem uses
simple languages so explore complex ideas and issues, the concept of
inner journey was used to metaphorically represent the basic choices
in life that all people face regardless of time or place. Frost has
used the traditional form of poetry to present an incident in his life
‘Two roads diverge in a yellow wood. And sorry I could not travel
both’ where a decision has h...
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centre, one road is brown the other is black and at either end of the
picture there are two hand reach out for each other, each hand is
aimed at one another this symbolises that the hands want to travel
together on the path that they choose to take for any reason good or
bad. Once you start to travel on one path it is difficult to turn back
and change your direction of your future.
As we can see from the two related text talked about earlier its is
seen that there are two paths that can be chosen to be explore but in
the film ‘Life is Beautiful’ Guido doesn’t have a choice, Guido is
forces to go to war, his forces to attend the concentration camp but
nothing could be done to stop Guido and Joshua from going to war. I
end in saying the inner journey involves the exploration of the self,
their mind and spirit.
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