“It Is the Journey, Not the Arrival, That Matter”

“It Is the Journey, Not the Arrival, That Matter”

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  • Date Submitted: 12/03/2011 11:35 PM
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“it is the journey, not the arrival, that matter” do you agree?

I strongly agree to the above statement. The beauty of a journey is to experience it not to end it. The end of a journey contains nothing but boredom, whilst on the journey, someone can experience something unexpected. The beauty of undertaking a journey is to being motivated and to discover a range of new experiences to satisfy you, although some may encounter conflicting results, destination is not the place that will matter. Decisions may be made following uncertain consequences to be faced in the future but there will be no requirements met other than the once you have set out for yourself and to do so, undergoing a journey can be the core part of your journey. This is what Robert Frost has demonstrated in his poem “Acquainted with the night” and “Stopping by the woods on a snowy evening” and what was also demonstrated in the song “Don’t stop believing” by The Journey. The protagonists in the mentioned texts all have one thing in common, choosing a path and to undergo and endure what the journey the are on has to give them.

The above statement is well portrayed in the poem Acquainted with the night by Robert frost and is a great example of a journey. It is a poem that symbolises isolation and solitude; being separated from the city, which is a community, a place of togetherness. It is about feeling alone and alienated, not being able to connect which can be a case of inner journey for the persona as he can explore himself as an individual alone. Perhaps he cannot relate with the city and feels some sort of guilt. There is definite internal conflict represented by his leaving and returning, his stopping to see if the call was for him, he is hesitating and struggling to make a decision. He is on the brink of some major decision: whether to stay or go. It is causing him a lot anxiety, and the 'luminary clock', that 'unearthly', higher thing is indifferent and unwilling to tell him whether the...

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