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Lindsay Lastinger English 2 August 3, 2008 Journey to Ithaca Throughout William Faulkner’s novel, The Reivers , a young boy named Lucius Priest completes an emotional journey that brings him to a significantly higher level of maturity. Through a series of new and scary events, he becomes an entirely different person. In a way, his experiences are similar to those mentioned in the poem “Ithaca”. Lucius’ newfound maturity is his Ithaca, his final destination, while the adventures that help him to find his final destination are the elements that enrich his journey. “Ithaca”, a poem written by Constantine P. Cavafy, focuses on one main idea: The journey to the destination is far more important than the destination itself, for it is the journey that brings you the wisdom and wealth. Without the journey that Lucius Priest makes, he would not be the boy that he becomes at the end of the novel. The events that occur during his journey and the emotions that he feels force him to grow up quickly, taking him from a mere child to a
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