Journey to the Interior

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'Journey to the Interior' by Margaret Atwood is a text that uses physical or material things to demonstrate an inner journey. It uses the metaphor of the Canadian landscape to explain the journey of life and the inner journey of self-discovery. The title 'Journey to the Interior' implies of a journey from the exterior reality to the inner depths of the human psyche. In historical times the title would imply the discovery of a new …

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…here, than in other landscapes". The persona realises the only thing can protect her is that a calm and rational mind. Not only does the journey matter over the arrival at the end, but also, 'journey to the interior' is implying that some journeys may never get to an ending. This also proposes the fact that endings are not achievable without the journey, and, may not even come to pass if the journey is ongoing.