Question: More than anything else imaginative journeys are about the process of speculation. Do you agree? Argue your point of view.
Imaginative journeys allow the responder to experience aspects about human nature and reality via the process of speculation. Within the texts speculation is encouraged to allow the responder to evaluate ideas presented and apply new ideas to ones reality. In The Tempest, by William Shakespeare, the idea of new beginnings leading to new possibilities is presented. Additionally the idea of diverse aspects of human nature seen in the shift of importance regarding happiness love and power in prospero's life. Furthermore in Marie Antoinette, the 2006 film by Sofia Caploa the idea of power and the value of love is evaluated. Simarliy, in the song “Imagine” by John Lennon the notion of speculation regarding new beginnings is presented. Throughout the texts these ideas are effectively presented to stimulate a journey of speculation in the responder and concrete the idea that imaginative journeys are primarily about the process of speculation.
Within the play the tempest, the idea of new beginnings leading to new possibilities is effectively presented. This idea is seen through the journey Ferdinand experiences on the island. Due to the fact that he is stranded and separated from his father Alonso, he gains the change to meet his true love, Miranda. The following quotation depicts the found love, “i'd rather break my sinews, break my back, than dishonour you should undergo.” This effectively depicts the “contract of true love” found as a result of new beginnings. Additionally, the premise of new beginnings leading to new possibilities is presented in the journey experienced by Prospero and his inner self. At the commencement of the play, Prospero is viewed as a power hungry character obsessed with revenge by regaining power over Milan. However the use of a dramatic motif of an overheard conversation between his...