Journey - Huckleberry

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English Essay To what extent has studying the concept of physical journeys expanded your understanding of yourself, of individuals and of the world? In your answer, refer to your prescribed text, The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain and a related text of your own choosing. Physical journeys are a movement between two points that usually involve challenges that lead into new sights and experiences. This can provide opportunities for travellers to extend themselves as they respond to the challenges and learn more about themselves and the world around them. Both, the novel, The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, and the poem, The Journey of the Magi by T.S Eliot display physical journeys, which expand the understanding of one self, of individuals and of the world. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, a movement physically is seen as he embarks on his own journey, leaving his Pap and widow behind to peruse the ideal adventurous life he desires. A simile is used in, “Quick as lightening” referring to the speed of Huck whilst escaping in order to begin his own journey. This metaphorical language exemplifies his eagerness to leave as well as portraying his supernatural abilities by escaping at an impossible speed. Repetition has also been used to emphasis Huck’s struggle to free himself from Pap to embark upon his journey. The repetition of “I” as a sentence starter reinforced the first person perspective of which is Huck. LINK BACK TO TRAVELLING BETWEEN TWO POINTS. The Journey of the Magi explores a physical expedition that challenges the ideal perception being a wise man’s passage, expressing emotions of regrets and hardships. Ideas of discomfort during the unexperienced are shown in the didactic monologue through negative connotations. Polysyndeton has been used in stanza one, ‘men cursing and grumbling and running away and the
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