My Place by Sally Morgan, The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost, The Transall Saga and Pay it Forward

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The Journey as Depicted in My Place by Sally Morgan, The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost, The Transall Saga and Pay it Forward

The inner journey is a concept that has always been debated, and so has its meaning. The word ‘inner’ has the alternative meaning of personal. Moreover, the word journey has an alternative meaning of movement. So, the concept of the inner journey, customarily, has the meaning of a personal movement. Inner journeys have often been described as the metaphor behind a physical journey. The statement ‘Journey is the reward’ and the idea of a personal movement are depicted in the texts, My Place by Sally Morgan, The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost, The Transall Saga and Pay it Forward. ‘My Place’ is the autobiographical
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It must be noted that inner journeys are plagued with choices, and this is a truth and reality that no one can escape. As Robert Frost says in ‘The Road Not Taken’, ‘Two roads diverged in a yellow wood.’
In Sally’s quest for information, she met a lady called ‘Elsie’ who gave her a great depth and insight into her Grandmother and the past. In Sally’s mind, her journey was definitely rewarded and this made her feel ‘full inside’. Sally’s mother, Gladys, had also found an new sense of fulfillment which completed her as a whole, because she was previously only ‘half a person’. For Sally, it was her determination and ‘stubborn’ nature which meant that she was rewarded, because in her heart she realized that unless the family went on such an epic journey ‘we never would have known our place’. Sally said ‘What had begun as a tentative search for knowledge had grown into a spiritual and emotional pilgrimage’. This journey of self discovery, enlightenment and acceptance, were all key discerning factors in how, for Sally, the journey was a rewarding experience.

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost, is another text which represents how the journey, alone, can be a rewarding experience. The Road Not Taken, is the poem about a man who is exploring the choices that he once had, as he made his journey through lfe. It is the

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