Physical Journey

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Section III: Essay Focus – Physical Journeys How do the texts that you have studied explore the assumptions underlying the concept of the physical journey? There are many assumptions about what a physical journey is. On one level, it is simply the movement from and origin to a new area known as the destination. The underlying concept however is much more detailed on a personal level. Physical journeys essentially begin with a catalyst, trigger, course that gives a person or people a reason to venture. These are filled with many challenges and obstacles that require the inner power of the person or group to overcome these problems, such as the power of courage and determination. These challenges are a catalyst in itself; they allow you to…show more content…
Rabbit – Proof Fence by Phillip Noyce has many demanding obstacles that the girls, Molly, Daisy and Gracie had to endure. This shows the significance of the journey. The girl’s journey began in Jigalong, 1931 during the time of the stolen generation. They where taken from their home by a white Australian known as A.O. Neville, Chief protector of aboriginals; to Moore River Native Settlement. Upon arriving in this strange place, they were force to train to become domestic servants so that they could ‘blend in’ with the white culture. This terrified the girls the way they were treated and wanted to go home, so they escape, this was the beginning of their long and hard journey. The girls had a tracker after them which become a tough challenge to overcome. This tracker was another aboriginal that was being paid to track the girls down, in hope that can save his own daughter from the horrible encampment. This caused them to grow, which I will explain further in the next section. A black man that girls encountered on their journey pretending to be their friend cause confusion amongst the girls. This was illustrated through the silence of the music when the girls walk together, it gave and uncomfortable feeling towards one another. This was the hardest of them all, this pulled their family apart, which lead to the capture of young Gracie after she gave up because she felt distant from Molly. This was caused by Molly
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