• Never mind, I have dyslexia.

  • I uploaded mine to YouTube but I was wondering if we could just bring the video on a flash drive since it sounds easier/faster.

  • Post #2 made some really great connections between Thoreau and Tuan especially when they mentioned the Greeks. I liked how the author of post 2 established the idea of how walking isn’t something we think about and is treated without any thought. I think they could have added some of Thoreau’s and Tuan’s concepts on […]

  • In Thoreau’s essay “Walking” he talks about how knowledge is power and his thoughts on it. He believes that there is a “knowledge useful in a higher sense” called “Beautiful Knowledge” which is like a “robbing of our actual ignorance” (Thoreau 282). From what I understand, he’s saying that all knowledge is ignorance and all […]

  • “The search for Marvin Gardens” by John McPhee is a very weird story about a person playing monopoly in some sort of grand final all the while taking us through each monopoly space in great detail. The narrator of the story give vivid descriptions and special details about each space on the monopoly board and […]

  • In response to Post #1 i felt it really captured Tuan’s theme well with the story. It showed how religion can be a good and bad thing and the binding effects it can have on people. I also liked how the author of post #1 pointed out the jack rabbit and how it was the […]

  • Early on in Tuan’s chapter of “Attachment to Homeland” he states that “Human groups nearly everywhere tend to regard their own homeland as the center of the world. A people who believe they are at the center claim, implicitly, the ineluctable worth of their location” (Tuan 149). In Alice Walker’s story “Everyday Use” we see […]

  • Post #2 helped me better understand Tuans chapter on Intimate experience and how it can work with space and place. From what I can also tell now, space and place can also be a place you visit in your memories or in another point in time. That works well with these more abstract forms of […]

  • I think Post #2 needed a little less summarization but I still liked a lot of things about it. I liked the element of timelessness being expressed and how the author of post 2 talked about how Lucy would never die because Lois still remembered her. I liked the concept of living on in someones […]

  • In Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried” the story talks about the burdens a platoon of soldiers sent to Vietnam must carry. Among the burdens are physical objects such as guns, food, lucky charms, keepsakes and other necessities a man needs when he knows he’ll probably die. More importantly they carry much heavier things that […]

  • In Yi-Fu Tuan’s chapter on “Time in Experiential Space” he mentions that “when we look outward we look at the present or future; when we look inward we are likely to reminisce the past… going up a river to its source is to return symbolically to the beginning of one’s own life.” (Tuan126). In Margaret […]

  • Post #2 did the trick for me. I had a lot of trouble making connections between Tuan and “Babylon Revisited” but this post helped me a lot. I didn’t think about how architecture can be affected by the people in it. I also liked how the author spoke about Charlie’s friends and their intrusion in […]

  • As much as I enjoyed reading F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story “Babylon Revisited” I couldn’t seem to make any connections with Tuan’s chapter on “Architectural Space and Awareness” and so this response will be about how Edgar Allen Poe’s short story “The Fall of the House of Usher” makes better connections to Tuan than “Babylon […]

  • pmanaridis wrote a new post, The Lottery, on the site English 162W Blog 6 years ago

    In Tuan’s chapter of “Mythical Space and Place” he mentions how people created symbolic meanings for many different things such as cardinal directions and visible celestial bodies (Tuan93-95). It shows how nothing has meaning until we give it meaning and anything can be unimportant until it’s acknowledged as something to be withheld in our hearts. […]

  • pmanaridis wrote a new post, Cathedral, on the site English 162W Blog 6 years ago

    A strange story, which seems to have no clear goal, is what Raymond Carver’s short story “Cathedral” turned out to be. The story spoke of a married couple who invited a blind friend to come stay in their home due to some unfortunate circumstances (besides the fact that he’s blind). The story expressed Tuan’s concept […]

  • “The Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka is a short story that truly embodies the essence of characters and what they can go through over time. In the story a young traveling salesman by the name of Gregor wakes up one morning to find that he has mysteriously transformed into a giant insect. Rather than being worried […]

  • Nice citations in post #1. I especially like how the writer of post 1 referenced the previous Tuan chapter. What I liked the most was the concept of Gregor being prisoner in his own body and space. That idea never crossed my mind while reading the story. I also liked how they pointed out how […]

  • “The Metamorphosis” is a short story that relates well to Yi-Fu Tuan’s concept of spacious and crowding. In Franz Kafka’s story a young traveling salesman by the name of Gregor wakes up to find himself transformed into a giant insect (unless of course he was always a bug and just forgot about it). His grotesque […]

  • I agreed with everything written in Post #2. The connection of height marking prestige betweens Tuan’s chapter and A & P was spot on. I also liked how gravity was brought into place telling how Queenie and her crew seemed to defy the world by the way they walked and how it related to standing […]

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