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  • Response to Blog #3:I really liked the post the author had in Blog #3. I really admired how the author put one of Thoreau’s quotes in his/her first sentence. The author in blog #3 talks about how Thoreau wanted to build a place for the animals to live in instead of a big building. Thoreau […]

  • Brian Finnerty                                                                                                       5/3/11 English 162W                                                                                                       Prof.Zino “Walking”          According to Henery David Thoreau in his short story “Walking”, “if you have paid your debts, and made your will, and settled all your affairs, and you are a free man, then you are ready to walk”. By this statement I think Thoreau means that once we have […]

  • Brian Finnerty                                                                                              4/30/11 English 162W                                                                                              Prof. Zino Draft Paper #3: My Hall of Fame, My Cave, My Room          Every day one experiences many different literal places that they encounter. These places can be anywhere from a school to an airport. When one moves, one takes up different places and spaces. The one place that I […]

  • Brian Finnerty                                                                                                       4/30/11 English 162W                                                                                                       Prof. Zino “The Search For Marvin Gardens”          In the short story “The Search For Marvin Gardens” by John McPhee the readers learn the background of the game of Monopoly and how it is played. Throughout the whole story McPhee discusses different types of cities that appear in Atlantic City and […]

  • Response to Post #1: I really liked the connections that the author made in post #1. I also liked how the author summarized the story in just one paragraph. The author connects the short story to Tuan’s chapter and states how the Indians who lived and worked on the compound for years are attached to […]

  • Brian Finnerty                                                                                                     4/9/11 English 162W                                                                                                      Prof. Zino “This is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona”          In the short story “This is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona” and the chapter by Tuan titled “Attachment to Homeland” the main theme is a sense of attachment to something or some place. Attachment can be defined […]

  • Brian Finnerty                                                                                                       4/9/11 English 162W                                                                                                       Prof. Zino   Paper #2:“Heaven and Hope”      Through the use of symbol one can connect the notions of “space” and “place” that Tuan explains in Space and Place : The Perspective of Experience to the short story “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”. According to “An Introduction to Fiction”, symbol is “a person, place, or thing […]

  • Brian Finnerty                                                                                                       3/29/11 English 162W                                                                                                       Prof. Zino   Draft Paper #2:“Heaven and Hope”        Through the use of symbol one can connect the notions of “space” and “place” that Tuan explains in Space and Place : The Perspective of Experience to the short story “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”. According to “An Introduction to Fiction”, symbol is “a person, place, or […]

  • Brian Finnerty                                                                                                       3/26/11 English 162W                                                                                                       Prof. Zino “The Things They Carried”        Throughout life one may hold on or carry something that has great meaning to them. In the short story “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien, the main characters were U.S. soldiers fighting in the Vietnam War. Throughout the story we see what they […]

  • Brian Finnerty, Response to Post #1: I really liked the response from the author in post #1. I liked how the author right off the bat said that the short story “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” symbolizes the process of dying. From Tuan’s chapter we learn how people relate time with space. We learn that the […]

  • Brian Finnerty                                                                                                     3/20/11 English 162W                                                                                                     Prof. Zino “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”        In the short story “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” by Earnest Hemingway, the readers are given two characters whose car has broken down. They are stuck on a mountain and the male character whose name is Harry is on the verge of dying. He has […]

  • Brian Finnerty                                                                                               3/10/11 English 162W                                                                                               Prof. Zino “The Fall of the House of Usher”        In both Tuan’s chapter “Architectural Space and Awareness” and the story “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allen Poe, the readers learn about spatial awareness when it comes to the residence you live in. The saying “there is […]

  • Brian Finnerty                                                                                                       2/26/10 English 162W                                                                                                       Prof. Zino Freedom/Mobility/Space            The concepts of “place” and “space” in the short story “The Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka, help shape the character development in Gregor Samsa. Character development, which means how the character transforms throughout the story, is one of the main literary elements in English. In the many chapters […]

  • Brian Finnerty                                                                                                 3/6/11 English 162W                                                                                                 Prof. Zino “Young Goodman Brown”        In both Hawthorne’s short story, “Young Goodman Brown”, and the chapter by Tuan titled, “Mythical Space and Place”, we learn about mythology. We are also given insight into magic and the different types of mythical spaces. From Tuan’s chapter we also get a better understanding […]

  • Brian Finnerty                                                                                                  3/2/11 English 162W                                                                                                  Prof. Zino “ Cathedral”        The saying “don’t judge a book by its cover”, I think can relate to the short story “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver. Throughout the short story the literary element of character development is shown. Character development is how the character changes throughout the story. In the short […]

  • Brian Finnerty                                                                                                       2/26/10 English 162W                                                                                                       Prof. Zino Freedom/Mobility/Space Draft           The concepts of “place” and “space” in the short story “The Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka, help shape the character development in Gregor Samsa. Character development, which means how the character transforms throughout the story, is one of the main literary elements in English. In the many chapters of Space and […]

  • Brian Finnerty                                                                                   2/13/10 English 162W                                                                                   Prof. Zino “The Metamorphosis”        In both the short story by Franz Kafka, “The Metamorphosis”, and the chapter titled “Spaciousness and Crowding”, which appears in the book Space and Place , the meaning of spaciousness is questioned. In Space and Place we learn that freedom and spaciousness go hand and hand and the more […]

  • Brian Finnerty                                                                                               2/6/10 English 162W                                                                                               Prof. Zino “The House on Mango Street”        Through literature we can see a clear cut relationship between “space” and “place”. From the readings of Yi-Fu Tuan in her book, Space and Place: The perspective of Experience, and the short story by Sandra Cisneros, “The House on Mango Street”, we learn that space […]