AS TOLD THROUGH A JOURNEY

For my mosaics project, I have decided to pick my favorite book or excerpts we have read and connect them through a common theme of journey.  Some of the journeys are more literal, while other are more figurative.  All of the pictures and videos I have chosen enhance the common theme.

Herodotus--- Herodotus's journey told the story of the time. His journeys told the histories of the places he visiting- the things that made a place what it really is. Herodotus's journey is a typical one, as he physically traveled to other places and told their histories. I would label this book SB+
The Communist Manifesto-- Karl Marx, as shown in the abstract piece of art, wrote the manifesto. Marx advocated for political change- a journey from capitalism to socialism to communism. Marx was tired of the extreme poverty and extreme wealth, and wanted only one social class. The destination he envisioned was one where every person was equal. I would give this manifesto a SB-
A Vindication of the Rights of Women-- Mary Wollstonecraft advocated for women's rights in this novel. She said that men and women are equal, especially in morality. She advocated for education for women, and essentially set off a feminist journey that would run far past her time. The journey continued throughout the next two centuries, women reaching important milestones throughout the way. Today, the destination is not reached, the journey still continues as we are still battling with issues of injustice between men and women. I would rate this SB-
Working-- The book we read from all semester is one of many journeys. Each individual person has their own problems and issues, and their stories are often about how they overcome them. The picture I chose to represent working really represent the journeys and obstacles people come by every day. This man, obviously under much emotional stress, is seen sitting there, on a subway, contemplating his life's next stop. I would give this book a SB++.
Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina-- In this letter, Galileo explains his findings to the Grand Duchess Christina. Galileo is regarded as one of the most influential scientists of all time, and his findings set a journey of science and observation that will forever be followed. With science there is never a clear destination, but little journeys in finding out the true meaning of things. I rate this letter SB-
On the Nature of Things-- Lucretius talks about just that- the nature of things- in his book. His journey of ideas explores everything from atoms to the gods to the mind and soul. One of his main points is that the mind cannot live apart from the body. In essence, when the body dies, the soul dies with it. The picture I chose to represent the book reminds me of just that idea. The pieces of the skull (the soul) seems to be withering when the skull (person) is dead. Lucretius's ideas inspired many modern philosophers, in a never ending journey describing the human body and mind. Lucretius earns a score of SB--
Eat, Pray, Love-- In this modern tale, a young woman sets off on a journey of a life time. After her husband broke up with her, she goes off on a journey around the world to find herself. She stops at all lands, learning things about different cultures along the way. She enters her journey not knowing her destination, but finds the end when she discovers love in Indonesia. This book is a modern tale of a journey, both similar and different to the other previous ones. I rate this book a SB++
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