Aread of study : Journey - My Place by: Sally Morgan - 'Variety is the spice of life.' Discuss with reference to your prescribed text and other material you have studied.

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The destination is where a person may gain a limited amount of information, but it is the inner journey or human experience that forms who people are today. This is shown in the poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost, a cartoon from the book "You & me" by Michael Leunig & the stimulus texts "The Town Where Time Stands Still" by Shirley Geok-lin Lim, "Journey to the Interior" by Margaret Atwood & "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost.

The poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" represents the journey of life. It tells the story of the person looking at the woods, but it goes deeper. The woods are symbolic for death losing all responsibilities. In other words, deciding wether to just drop everything a person has worked hard for as well as all their responsibilities & die or to live on, work hard & accept all the responsibilities life has to offer.

It basically shows the choice people have to make during certain points of their lives.

In the text the persona, decides to live on due to the fact he has responsibilities to meet & he has a promise to keep on living.

The repetition in the lines "And mile's to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep" emphasises the life choice that people have to meet their responsibilities & continue on their chosen path. It also shows the amount of time the persona has left & could also emphasise the many life journeys the persona has to do before he can die.

The "darkest evening" & "frozen lake" symbolises isolation & coldness. It shows that really in life people are isolated & alone when dealing with decisions & choices that determine someone's...