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A Study of Physical Journey through Shirley Geok-lin Lim's The Town Where Time Stands Still, Peter Schrzynecki's Poems Crossing the Red Sea and Immigrants at Central Station and a Photograph by David Moore
Word Count: 1,012
Word Count: 1,012
What have you learnt about the importance of journey from your study of physical Journey Refer to 2 poems 1 supplementary and 1 stimulus material A physical journey may be a walk in the park or a travel to a wilderness place where clueless is a common word The importance of physical journeys is the hardship and memories it carries within the traveller The importance of physical journeys are going to discussed through the poems Crossing the red sea and Immigrants at Central Station by Peter Shzrynecki Immigrant photograph by David Moore and a stimulus material called The Town Where Time Stands Still by Shirley Geok-lin Lim The poem Crossing the Red Sea by Peter Schrzynecki is a reflection on the pain and suffering experienced and looking to the future with hope and freedom The title Crossing the Red Sea expresses biblical images of salvation from pain and suffering as the journey was for the liberation from slavery As they journey over the sea they reflect on past time memories which linger in their minds A field of red poppies is juxtaposed with Blood leaves similar dark stains as their emotions and feelings swing from side to side Red is symbolized for communism red banners and Mock Salute The use of biblical allusions Touched the eyes Of another Lazarus as this shows that the migrants were having feelings of death and born again in a new place starting a new life as they were trying to leave behind the past The feelings of apprehension and uncertainty was brought forward The Equatorwas still to be crossed As the migrants travel further and further away from their home they grow out of the enclosed self emotions and allowing themselves to communicate with others to pass time breaking into would never be disclosed The next poem Immigrants at Central Station represents migrants that are free but confused They are unable to express their apprehension and
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