Change can be for the better or for the worse depending on how it is viewed, how it promotes growth and defines and shapes who we are. The concept of change is explored in many ways through the chosen texts. The composersÃÂ convey their own perception of change and its consequences through the use of different techniques. The texts used to explore these concepts are ÃÂJourney of the MagiÃÂ (T.S Elliot), ÃÂOzymandiasÃÂ (P. B Shelley, 1817), ÃÂThe MatrixÃÂ (Wachowski Brothers, Warner Brothers, 1999) and ÃÂI, RobotÃÂ (Alex Proyas, 20th Century Fox, 2004).
The poem ÃÂJourney of the MagiÃÂ and the film ÃÂThe MatrixÃÂ explore the concept that once changed we cannot return to our former state.ÃÂ¬ Change is irreversible and we must deal with the consequences of our decisions which have brought about change through the difficult journey of changing our perspectives.
To convey this concept of change in ÃÂJourney of the MagiÃÂ the composer uses the techniques of symbolism and contrast.
Death represents the end of the old ways and alien God, ÃÂI should be glad of another deathÃÂ. This reflects the irreversible change that the Magi have experienced and how this death shows that they cannot return to their old ways and comforts as this change has brought about a new perspective. This concept of change is also shown through contrast. The comparison of ÃÂThe summer palaces on slopes, the terracesÃÂ to the ÃÂcities hostile and the town unfriendlyÃÂ displays the wise mensÃÂ situation at the beginning of their journey to that of the hardships which result in forming a new perspective.
Knowing that once changed you cannot return makes choosing change all the more difficult choice. In ÃÂThe MatrixÃÂ Neo is faced with the red and blue pill, he...