Journeys in Huckleberry Finn

A journey leads to new experiences, and in texts these journeys mirror those that the audience experience in real life. These journeys are personal, challenging and allow for changes in a individuals psyche. The new experiences that these journeys lead to develop the promotion of new ideas and ways of thinking. The idea of a physical journey is used in many texts, and can be seen in: "The Power of One", a novel by Bryce Courtenay; "The Road Not Taken", a poem by Robert Frost; and "The Town Where Time Stands Still", and a short excerpt from the text "The Town Where Time Stands Still" by Shirley Geok-lin Lim.

"The Power of One"
  * Characterisation  
  * Analogy   The title, "The Power of One" is an analogy for the journey that will be undertaken, specifically for new ideas and ways of thinking.
  * Irony   That the protagonist, who is abused in his childhood due to his background, completes his journey to become the leader, or the "spiritual terrorist", of the people "You are the great chief, you who is Onoshobishobi Ingelosi."
"The Road Not Taken"
  * Symbolism   The title of the poem, "The Road Not Taken", the language is being used symbolically to suggest life's journey.
  * Metaphor   The paths in the poem are used metaphorically to express the idea that he is faced with a choice over the two, apparently identical paths, of which he can only take one which will alter the rest of his life.
  * Repetition   Robert Frost uses repetition of the conjunction "And" to begin three subsequent lines in the first stanza to add a sense of hesitation and contemplation that occurs before the decision is made at the beginning of the second stanza. Relates to new ideas and a way of thinking through the experience of one of the paths in the narrators journey.
"The Town Where Time Stands Still"
  * Alliteration   with "profit and pleasure"
  * Sophisticated language/tone   "They seek an external geography that will act on their internal psychology like an...