C. Cavafy's Ugly Duckling

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A man decided he want to travel to many places around the world. The final destination was to come back home. But when he did he found no real satisfaction in traveling to those places. He had spent his time in those place not paying attention to his surroundings he just came to say he came with no other need or want to be there. And as the man looked back he wished he had done something different. Then what would make that Journey a worthwhile one and what prepares us for the destination. The journey matters more than the destination when you learn and grow from the journey.
We will not always have the chance to go on a journey so when we can embrace it. In a poem written by C.P. Cavafy it talks about the importance of journeys. It talks about the importance of enjoying the journey and of finding and buying mementos to remind them of their journey. It also talks about the importance of never
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In the short story The Ugly Duckling it tells the story of a duckling born very different from the rest of his brothers and sisters. He was called ugly and large by the other ducklings and they ignored him and left him out of things they did. Finally the duckling decided to leave his family to try to find a better place for him. He goes to many place and sees many other birds and animals. Finally, in the spring he comes across a pond that had swans in it he expected that they would hurt him but when he looks into the pond he sees his reflection that of beautiful swan. “He had been persecuted and despised for his ugliness, and now he heard them say he was the most beautiful of all the birds” (paragraph 40). The duckling was born ugly and had spent the majority of his life be persecuted and made fun of for it. And it was because of the way he was treated when he was younger that made it so special to no longer be considered ugly. To have other birds look at him and say the he was the most beautiful of
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