Good Morning fellow students and teachers. Journey is a vital aspect in our lives. Everyone in here will encounter a type of journey whether it’s physical, imaginative or inner, They happen to everyone, whether we want it or not. Life itself is a journey with many challenges to overcome, with many experiences to learn from and with many opportunities to explore. Journeys allow us to grow, to become wiser, and to look at life from a different perspective. As you can see in the stimulus Image, many challenges arise when going through a personal journey, we are unexpected of the challenges, we must overcome obstacles, we must face these challenges even though they might be seen impossible to over whelm. Today’s speech will focus on two different journeys, one from Louis Nowra’s comic play, ‘Cosi’ and the other from Ben Stiller’s movie, ‘The Secret life of Walter Mitty’.
Going through a personal journey will come with many challenges to overcome, whether it be big or small. It might be difficult to overcome let alone maintaining the shock of the challenge. The Attitudes of others may implement the difficulty of overcoming that challenge. Nowra’s Cosi shows a good example of this Challenge in Act two, Scene two. Lewis and Lucy are seen arguing about the play, Lewis did not want to attend the Galileo rehearsals nor did he want to attend the moratorium meeting. As both of them are seen arguing, Lucy tells lewis that she has been having an affair with Nick. Lewis is Stunned at this news. Lucy excuse is that she has sex with Nick, but sleeps with Lewis. In this scene, lewis has reached a personal growth in his journey, wanting to rehearse the Cosi Fan Tutte play rather than going to the Galileo rehearsals and the moratorium meeting.
However, this scene comes with a challenge in his journey. Lewis is stunned, just learned that his girlfriend just had an affair with his best friend. Lucy lack of respect for Lewis’s feeling and justifies with a cruel excuse ‘I have sex with him and sleep with you’. Nowra enables us to see Lucy herself can never make a personal journey. Lewis’s feeling is seem hurt for the lack of respect from Lucy, Lewis is seen angry but recites a line from the play, ‘Women’s constancy is like the Arabian Phoenix. Everyone swears it exists, but no one has seen it’. Lucy is seen angry from this quote and curses at Lewis for even mentioning the play. The Lack of respect Lucy has towards lewis shows us how overcoming a challenge can be very hard let alone someone else affecting the challenge making the challenge itself seem impossible to overcome.
‘Life is about courage and going into the unknown’, going into the unknown is a journey that will come with challenges, these challenges will push us out of our conform zone. Walter Mitty works for Life magazine, which is going through a transition into the online scene, meaning his job is on the line. Walter Mitty is seen as character with a dull life, not really doing anything noteworthy. While Walter is a negative assets manger, he must find the the last photo that will be in the cover of the last publish magazine. Walter Mitty has never really experienced life, never been to the unknown, however, his seemingly last mission will force him to go outside his comfort zone and experience reality, as he has never done before.
Walter Mitty embarks a mission to find his last photo the company will ever publish, he will be force to stop his daily dreaming, and face reality. His daily job consist of him staying in a dark basement, but his adventures spiral from booking a last-minute flight to Greenland to near-fatal bouts with volcanoes, sharks and jumping out of a helicopter in the middle of a hurricane. Through his journey and the fantastic use of picturesque scene and dreamy sounds, reflects the Walter’s inner thoughts and perspective of life through his journey. The realisation of Walter Mitty might losing his jobs, makes him realise that he has been living a dull life and goes into a journey to find himself, and explore life. His dull life turns into an adventures life making him going out of his comfort zone.