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  • I completely agree with the author post number one when he/she comments on how Tuan analyzes our daily routines. Our lives, no matter how great they are, do become a circular schedule where we rotate between different places at different times for certain for a given length of time. I also like how the author, […]

  • jgarcia1390 wrote a new post, Walking, on the site Jay's blog 6 years, 6 months ago

    In Yi-Fu Tuan’s epilogue Tuan highlights the fact that human beings have become so at home with the world that they take certain thing s for granted. This is seen Henry David Thoreaus’ essay “Walking,” where he criticizes man kind’s way of life and writes how going on physical and metaphorical walks can improve one’s […]

  • I completely agree with what the author of post number two had to say about creating a place just by naming it. Just like McPhee creates a place by naming it Marvin Gardens, places like times square, central park, and the statue of liberty may be iconic symbols with loads of history behind them but […]

  • In Yi-Fu Tuan’s chapter “Visibility: the Creation of Space,” he makes a point to say that “A city does not become historic merely because it has occupied the same site for a long time. Past events make no impact on the present unless they are memorialized in history books, monuments, pageants and solemn and jovial […]

  • In the story “This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona” by Sherman Alexie we see Victor re-establish his ties to his community after the death of his father with the help of an old childhood friend, Thomas. After his father dies Victor is faced with the task of finding a way to get […]

  • I love how the author of post number two describes how the story relates to Tuan’s ideas of what an intimate place is made up of so precisely. I completely agree that the objects that Jimmy carries create an intimate place for him by taking him away from what he is doing and leaves him […]

  • The author of post number one does a great job explaining Tuan’s thought on how people interpret the differences between space and time. He or she then goes on to explain how the important details of a movie can be determined by what happens in prior events. In many ways, one can say “The Snows […]

  • I think the author of post #1 does a great job of applying the concepts of space and place to the “The Fall of House of Usher.” He or she is right on when explaining the space that Roderick lives in as dark and gloomy but complementary to him as a person and his family […]

  • jgarcia1390 wrote a new post, The Lottery, on the site Jay's blog 6 years, 8 months ago

    In the short story “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson Tuan’s ideas of mythical space are proven once again through symbolism. Tuan states that mythical space can be “a world view, a conception of localized values within which people carry on their practical activities.” (86) Though the things discussed in this chapter may be bizarre or […]

  • Both posters did an amazing job this week in pinpointing the symbolism shown in “The Lottery.” The author of post number one show cases the idea of symbolism in a more general sense than the author of post number two, stating that the lottery in itself is a symbol of how people are so afraid […]

  • jgarcia1390 wrote a new post, Final Draft, on the site Jay's blog 6 years, 8 months ago

    How is One’s Self worth Determined by Others? What characteristics determine a person’s worth? Is it determined by our traits or appearances? Is it the role we play or our occupation? Is it the environment we live in? Of course one could say that not only one factor determines who we are but a combination […]

  • What do we consider a myth? Is it based on things that are factual or is it purely made up of our imaginations? The perfect example that wavers on both sides of what a myth is, is the short story, “Young Goodman Brown,” by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The story takes place in Salem during the early […]

  • The author of post number 2, I think, makes a very valid point when he or she says that Robert does not lack spatial ability because he is blind. The author proves his or her point in the third paragraph of the essay when mentioning the passing over of knowledge between the narrator and Robert. […]

  • “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver is a short story depicting the story of a man (only known as narrator) and how he finds a new sense of fulfillment after meeting a handicapable friend of his wife. This friend, Robert, is blind and is invited over by the narrator’s wife to their home after the death of […]

  • jgarcia1390 wrote a new post, 1st Draft, on the site Jay's blog 6 years, 8 months ago

    What characteristics determine a person’s worth? Is it determined by our traits or appearances? Is it the role we play or our occupation? Is it the environment we live in? Of course one could say that not only one factor determines who we are but a combination of many factors including the ones mentioned previously. […]

  • The author of post one provides us with a very good understanding of how Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis,” relates to many of Tuan’s ideas of space and place. What I liked most, however, is how the author makes a very valid point when he or she uses the example of Gregor’s transformation and shows how it […]

  • When situated anywhere in this world it is common to take in one’s surroundings. In Yi-Fu Tuan’s chapter of “Body, Personal Relations, and Spatial Values,” he writes how one looks at and interprets the space he or she is in. How we interpret the space around us vary widely in that people may come from […]

  • I really enjoyed reading post 1 because I think its author has a very good understanding of Tuan’s Ideas of “space, Place, and the Child.” The author also does a very good job of relating the concepts in “space, Place, and the child” to the story “The Ones who Walk Away from Omelas.” When he […]

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