An inner journey can be described as the exploration of ones self, as individuals review their growth and development in the light of experiences which challenge and inspire them. There are many kinds of inner journeys one can take, from personal self-discovery journeys to journeys of understanding. 'Big Daddy' directed by Dennis Dugan, is such an example of a journey of understanding. The poem, 'Journey up' is one about life and choices you have to make. The final piece is a play written in the early 1590's by Christopher Marlowe, The Tragic History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus, or Dr. Faustus for short, this tells of a mans inner journey for knowledge.
Big Daddy The film directed by Dennis Dugan, 'Big Daddy' made for the entire family, is a journey about self-discovery undertaken by a man named Sonny, when one day a child named Julian arrives at the front door, Julian represents the innocence and sincerity that slowly affects Sonny and his outlook on what life is about. Julian shows Sonny that there is more to life than sitting around 'goofing' off and working one day a week. Sonny acts like a mischievous child, and the world is his playground, when he is all of a sudden left with a child and has to grow up and act his age, he takes on all the responsibilities of a parent, hence the name 'Big Daddy'. Sonny is reliant on his girlfriend Vanessa to help him raise Julian, but a sudden turn of events leave Sonny with a child, which he believes is out of his control and should belong with someone better at raising kids than he is a common problem with first time parents.
Eventually, with some influence from Sonny's father, Sonny gives up the parental responsibilities, and lets Julian run his own life, "I'm creating a new style of child raising, give the child options not orders... ." Sonny didn't want to be a 'prick' like his father was. Sonny eventually meets Leila, she is represented as the motherly figure, and she too influences Sonny, to change his way of life. Gradually, Sonny realizes that there is more to life and he decides to start a new family, get a decent job, and uses his experiences with Julian to raise his own family. Journey up The poem 'Journey up', is written for basically anyone and is one about life and choices one has to make.
The opening phrase "The journey up to where you want to go is not a straight line" is saying that life is not easy and straight forward as one would hope to be, that it is quite the opposite. The steps are a metaphor, for different times in our life where the choices we make are like imaginative steps taking us further. The ceiling cobwebs are also a metaphor for life problems that can occur, and that it happens to everyone, this poem is giving valuable life advice to the responder, and that life is "uneven, rough and steep, but will eventually take you where you need to go." Dr Faustus The play by Christopher Marlowe, The Tragic History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus, or Dr. Faustus, is about the Inner Journey that Faustus was trying to achieve, he wanted to have endless knowledge but when he achieved that he wanted more, he wanted to be better than god 'be on earth as Jove is in the sky'.
he started off as just wanting endless knowledge but then his greed over powered him and he gave in to Mephistopheles and sold his soul for the endless knowledge, this is relevant to the Elizabethan audience because the play was written at a time when everyone was moving away from the belief in the catholic church and what they will be rewarded with in heaven and moving towards what they can achieve on earth here and now. The Elizabethan audience relate to Faustus in this way but they differ from him in the way that they did not have the drive to actually do what Faustus did and sell his soul for what they want, this elevates Faustus from the Elizabethan audience but it is still dramatically effective for them as they want answers for what Faustus gets answers for. When he received his 24 years of knowledge he wanted more and he travels through the sky on dragons, then he travels to places, then to individual towns and finally to individual people like the pope - this is when he visits the pope invisibly to annoy him - this shows the pettiness of Faustus' knowledge and power. In the end Faustus becomes really greedy as he regrets selling his soul and wants it back. Faustus here is related to Icarus in the way that Icarus wanted to fly to the sun - he made his wings of wax and flew but when he was flying he realized he wanted more than just to fly - he wanted to fly to the sun and he did - the wax wings melted and he fell to his death. This is similar to the downfall of Faustus as he too was over-reaching by selling his soul to gain his endless knowledge which turned out to be limited and he too fell to his death.
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