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Our unit of study Journey Challenge and Response focussing on the book Maestro and the film Stand By Me has helped me to discover a variety of new insights into the topic of journey and to learn more about the different types of journeys their outcomes and consequences I have also discovered a number of other resources that contain aspects of journey including the well-known book series The Tomorrow Series by John Marsden as well as the bookfilm Sleepers by Lorenzo Carcaterra In the dictionary journey is defined as the act or process of travelling from one place to another After studying these different stories on journey I can see that a journey is not only travelling it is not just getting from point A to point B It is about what you take with you along that journey and what you get out of it physically emotionally and mentally It is the ups of and downs in life portrayed through a possible adventure or the like There is no one journey the same and each carries different challenges along the way with different obstacles needing to be conquered in an effort to reach the end of the journey Maestro is a journey through the life of an unpleasant but extremely talented piano teacher and his gifted student Paul Stand by Me is a film telling of four boys on a journey to discover a dead body amongst other things The Tomorrow Series tells of a journey undertaken by a group of teenage friends when they travelled to a bush hideout known as hell for a camping trip They returned to what was once civilisation finding themselves in the middle of a war zone hell Sleepers is a journey that four young boys experienced commencing the day they were sent to a reform school for accidentally killing a man whilst pulling a prank on a hotdog vendor Every journey has challenges and therefore responses
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