significant discoveries highlighted in the repetition of the dogma of stubborn

Significant discoveries highlighted in the repetition

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significant discoveries highlighted in the repetition of the dogma of stubborn lack of acceptance in good walls make good neighbours’. Frost probes humorously, ‘‘ Apple trees will never get across’ which the neighbour doesn’t understand, emphasising the neighbour’s lack of ability to reflect as he remains with the same closed mindset throughout the poem. Therefore, ‘Mending Wall’ depicts the importance of openness and mindful reevaluation to the process of discovery without which individuals cannot grow. The persona challenges the orthodox through the repetition of ‘ Good fences make good neighbours’ invites the responders to challenge perception that are held without critical thinking which may prevent opportunities to discover new values and perspectives. Similarly to Mending Wall, ‘Neighbours’ explores how a willingness to overcome barriers to discovery by being accepting of new values and perspectives can result in new connections. Tim Winton explores how cultural discoveries can alter attitudes when Winton suggests the newlywed couple’s initial discomfort towards their migrant neighbours in the simile ‘ It made the newlyweds feel like sojourners in a foreign land’, establishing the couple’s unfamiliarity with their new environment. However, over time ‘the newcomers found themselves shouting’ conveying a disregard in social differences and unity amongst many cultures. ‘The young couple found themselves smiling back’ highlights how discovery does not have to be through physical language, but working towards a shared goals can heighten understanding between individuals and thus gain insights into different cultures and values(shared support from others) - ‘small queue of blury faces look up,cheering’. The accumulation of images in ‘they planted leeks, onions, cabbage, brussel sprouts’ combined with the symbol of exchange of food indicating bond being formed as well as nourishment, conveys a sense of rejuvenation and growth as individuals step out of their comfort zone to connect with other individuals. The metaphor in ‘The twentieth century
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novel had not prepared him for this’ highlights his new world view has been expanded. The extended metaphor of building in ‘The young man and woman built a henhouse’ Discovery of new unfamiliar situations and values → sharing, ‘Haze of feathers’..
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