Inner Journeys -Referring to Sally Morgan's "My place", Kenneth Graham's "Wind in the Willows" and SKP's "Journey to the Self"

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Inner Journey Synthesis Task

Discuss how various composers have explored the many and varied circumstances and situations that enable people to undertake an emotional and spiritual journey. In your answer you should refer to your prescribed text, ONE text from the prescribed Stimulus Booklet and ONE other related text of your own choosing.

An inner journey is a journey of the mind and the spirit. It offers growth & development through emotional pilgrimage and provides new insights for the mind and spirit. The full effect of these journeys can only be completely understood and appreciated if one takes the time to reflect on their progress. The three texts explore different journeys, some involving a physical journey as well as an inner journey. My Place, by Sally Morgan is a quest Narrative, which follows the journey of discovery taken by Sally as she unveils her Aboriginal heritage. Similarly, SKP's Journey to the interior is a journey of self-discovery as SKP rediscovers her true self.

Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Graham explores the different reactions of three completely different characters to the concept of an inner journey.

Sally Morgan, based on the stolen generation, explores the different circumstances, which not only enable, but also compel Sally on a dangerously personal journey of discovery. These unique situations and circumstances unfortunately are based on lies and deceit, as Sally's true heritage is hidden from her. To highlight the strong connections in the writings of Aboriginal literature to history, Sally Morgan's "My Place" can be read as a counter-memory of colonialism. In "My Place", Sally Morgan undertakes a journey of discovery in which she learns that her understanding of herself and her heritage is founded on a lie. Upon completion of the journey, Sally becomes wiser, more accepting and tolerating and loving,