Essay I(Final) : Freedom Is Being Pursued For Life

        Space and place reveal individuals’ lives due to various environments. To interpret individual’s space and place, there are many aspects of physical and psychology that involve certain situation. According to The Perspective of Experience, Yi-Fu Tuan mentions that space and place can be observed in mentally. A baby or adult has own point of view to feel how a space looks like. When they feel happy and comfortable, a certain area can be their space. On other hand, they will try to escape if they feel terrified and dangerous. Sometimes, a space can be considered in motion, such as five common senses of touching, seeing, moving, smelling and hearing that helps to discern significant world. Like a child or baby, he/she will like to hold on some objects and occupy certain location to fulfill his/her demands of a place. Thus, there are various definitions to understand what a space and place is, but individuals will understand and experience a special space and place which fit to them.  This refers to the story “To Room Nineteen” by Doris Lessing that helps to define particular meaning of how Susan looks for her space and place in different aspects of situation influencing her feeling of freedom and her life.

        The intelligence of seeing and hearing are what people always carry on and look forward about their space and place. However, there is no such positive or negative way to interpret how intelligence is a right choice. “The structuring of worlds calls for intelligence. Like the intellectual acts of seeing and hearing can be improved with practice so as to distinguish significant world” (Tuan 10). This reveals that individuals should be intelligent in order to create their own space that provides happiness and satisfaction. Is it true for everyone in any condition? Based on the situation of Susan, She works in an advertising firm and her husband, Matthew has a well-paid job as a subeditor on a large London newspaper. Later on, they are married and buy a big white house starting their family as well as having four children. They have everything they want and it is appropriate and well-being in such a perfect married couples. In what seeing and hearing of everything Susan possesses is an excellent structure that everyone wants and even Susan believe in that’s the right choice of space settling down the rest of her life with the family in this big house. However, it doesn’t be the way what Susan can expect and experience the same meaning of perfect life apparently. “This is a story, I suppose, about a failure in intelligence” (Lessing 525). Lessing states that a result of Susan’s failure marriage caused by her husband having other woman and she is not able to have her perfect life as well as her perfect marriage match like everyone seeing. Susan feels that she is being betrayed by her husband as if the whole family is not the same way what Susan see and hear through her intelligence and experience, but those become her pressure and burden she wants to stay away.

      A big white house, a husband and four children are the spaciousness that Susan enjoys and hopes for in her lovely marriage. This kind of crowding is not considered what people thinking about narrow or full; it is a space and quality. “Spaciousness and crowding are antithetical feelings” (Tuan 51). Tuan identifies that an individual’s feeling determines spaciousness. Even though crowding means occupying all the space physically, people will feel that is their space because they feel happy and everything is important to them. In Susan’s mind, her husband and four children are fulfill her life with all happiness and needs as her spaciousness, but not a big white house. Also, spaciousness is associated with freedom that people want. “Freedom implies space; it means having the power and enough room in which to act” (Tuan 52). Tuan tells that a space is identical to freedom that people feel free to do whatever they like and maintain all possesses. At this moment, Susan really likes to preserve this family as space of freedom what she has created with her husband.

       A freedom and space can be destroyed because of the feeling is changed. Susan’s marriage has been changed because of her husband having other woman that affects the relationship between them. In general, Susan’s hopes and feeling of this lovely family begins to change. “Susan felt as if life had become a desert, and that nothing mattered, and that her children were not her own” (Lessing 529). Lessing shows that Susan feels hopeless about her life and the family she has created with an unfaithful man. She sacrifices her times and everything to fulfill wealth and love in her family, but for nothing and sadness as return. “Susan was more and more often threatened by emptiness” (Lessing 529). This explains that Susan begins to feel that she is not belonging to part of the family and feels alone and strange everything she possess currently. Once Susan upsets about this family, her feeling of crowding and freedom has changed into different aspect. “But primarily people crowd us; people rather than things are likely to restrict our freedom and deprive us of space” (Tuan 59). At this point, Tuan reveals the common sense of crowding as if more people occupying a room that invades an individual’s space and freedom. It refers to Susan who feels her husband and children are not meaningful to her anymore that represents her freedom and space are vanished and invaded.

       As long as an individual’s feeling influences the concepts of space and freedom, it generates alternative feeling of primary places and objects. Since Susan upsets about what is going on to her life, she suffers in pressure and mental illness. “Susan was filled with tension, like a panic as if an enemy was in the garden with her” (Lessing 530). Lessing tells that Susan is scared about her life becomes dangerous although she is living in a protective garden of the house. Her mind is out of control and loses her confidence of everyone in this house. “Resentment, it was poisoning her. She was a prisoner” (Lessing 533). This emphasizes that Susan feels anxious, despair, pressure, dangerous and bondage living in this family. Individual’s feeling is basic facts that influence what space is determined. “Feeling for place is influenced by knowledge” (Tuan 32). Tuan also claims that people rely on their feeling to understand certain space belonging to them depends on the fact of affairs and events.

     Movement can explore personal’s freedom and direct to certain location for space with a distance. So far Susan’s position is replaced by Sophie who takes care of all responsibilities and obligations of being wife and mother. Yet Susan is being freed and she is not being held and not involved in this family. Thus, Susan wants to go far away in order to separate her with the family and retrieves her own freedom and space. “Susan takes the train into Richmond and sits alone in it for an hour or two” (Lessing 536). Lessing states that Susan goes all way to the Richmond where is far away home that keeps the distance between her and her family that makes her to feel more space and freedom in her own life. “Movements are often directed toward, or repulsed by, objects and places” (Tuan 12). Tuan reveals that movement is essential to reinforce individual to escape or move forward looking for their space in certain location. It gives the sense of physical space that individual feels a space is created and everyone should feel be apart from everything else. 

     A place is significant to individuals having a room where they are comfortable and in which they feel happy. When Susan believes that she has accomplished all duties with this family that she decides to escape from the demon and pressure by having her own room without bondage, but freedom and solitude. “Fred’s Hotel could afford the freedom for its visitors where no questions were asked” (Lessing 541). Lessing interprets that Susan figures out room 19 is a space where she can be silent and isolated from other people, where she can enjoy the freedom of being solitary. “Solitude is a condition for acquiring a sense of immensity” (Tuan 59). Tuan emphasizes that particular location or a place has physical limited size, however it creates more spaces and freedom for individuals if they feel comfortable and satisfy their needs. “Physical environment can influence a people’s sense of size and spaciousness” (Tuan 54). Tuan tells that people’s feeling can affect the size of space physically and mentally. Even though room 19 is a small room than her own house, she feels this room is large space than everything because she has freedom from it; no restriction and pressure as well. “The demons were not here. They had gone forever, because she was buying her freedom from them” (Lessing 548). Susan pays her hotel room for remaining her freedom that she has never felt living in the big white house. She doesn’t afraid of the demons because she can leave everything behind and not being bondage with all kind of duties and obligations for the family.

       A space can be physical and mental depending on an individual’s needs and feelings. There is no measurement can determine spaciousness, but freedom, happiness and emotion can understand what space is and how space looks like. Susan has changed over her personal space because of her alternative feeling of her life based upon a failure family, she feels no longer belonging to what she possess are the thoughts of intelligent observation to welfare life. However, it turns out that she is only being bondage in the family accomplishing all responsibilities and obligations as the role of mother and wife.  Those affairs impacts Susan’s health and she decides to look for her own freedom. Room 19 is a small size in physical; however it satisfies Susan needs and she feels free being solitary without all restriction and pressure from the family. As a result, this hotel room 19 may not be considered a temporary freedom for Susan to get away the demon and her husband. Only dead is the way what she expects a true space with permanent freedom. 

Space and place reveal individuals’ lives due to various environments. To interpret individual’s space and place, there are many aspects of physical and psychology that involve certain situation. According to The Perspective of Experience, Yi-Fu Tuan mentions that space and place can be observed in mentally. A baby or adult has own point of view to feel how a space looks like. When they feel happy and comfortable, a certain area can be their space. On other hand, they will try to escape if they feel terrified and dangerous. Sometimes, a space can be considered in motion, such as five common senses of touching, seeing, moving, smelling and hearing that helps to discern significant world. Like a child or baby, he/she will like to hold on some objects and occupy certain location to fulfill his/her demands of a place. Thus, there are various definitions to understand what a space and place is, but individuals will understand and experience a special space and place which fit to them.  This refers to the story “To Room Nineteen” by Doris Lessing that helps to define particular meaning of how Susan looks for her space and place in different aspects of situation influencing her feeling of freedom and her life.

        The intelligence of seeing and hearing are what people always carry on and look forward about their space and place. However, there is no such positive or negative way to interpret how intelligence is a right choice. “The structuring of worlds calls for intelligence. Like the intellectual acts of seeing and hearing can be improved with practice so as to distinguish significant world” (Tuan 10). This reveals that individuals should be intelligent in order to create their own space that provides happiness and satisfaction. Is it true for everyone in any condition? Based on the situation of Susan, She works in an advertising firm and her husband, Matthew has a well-paid job as a subeditor on a large London newspaper. Later on, they are married and buy a big white house starting their family as well as having four children. They have everything they want and it is appropriate and well-being in such a perfect married couples. In what seeing and hearing of everything Susan possesses is an excellent structure that everyone wants and even Susan believe in that’s the right choice of space settling down the rest of her life with the family in this big house. However, it doesn’t be the way what Susan can expect and experience the same meaning of perfect life apparently. “This is a story, I suppose, about a failure in intelligence” (Lessing 525). Lessing states that a result of Susan’s failure marriage caused by her husband having other woman and she is not able to have her perfect life as well as her perfect marriage match like everyone seeing. Susan feels that she is being betrayed by her husband as if the whole family is not the same way what Susan see and hear through her intelligence and experience, but those become her pressure and burden she wants to stay away.

      A big white house, a husband and four children are the spaciousness that Susan enjoys and hopes for in her lovely marriage. This kind of crowding is not considered what people thinking about narrow or full; it is a space and quality. “Spaciousness and crowding are antithetical feelings” (Tuan 51). Tuan identifies that an individual’s feeling determines spaciousness. Even though crowding means occupying all the space physically, people will feel that is their space because they feel happy and everything is important to them. In Susan’s mind, her husband and four children are fulfill her life with all happiness and needs as her spaciousness, but not a big white house. Also, spaciousness is associated with freedom that people want. “Freedom implies space; it means having the power and enough room in which to act” (Tuan 52). Tuan tells that a space is identical to freedom that people feel free to do whatever they like and maintain all possesses. At this moment, Susan really likes to preserve this family as space of freedom what she has created with her husband.

       A freedom and space can be destroyed because of the feeling is changed. Susan’s marriage has been changed because of her husband having other woman that affects the relationship between them. In general, Susan’s hopes and feeling of this lovely family begins to change. “Susan felt as if life had become a desert, and that nothing mattered, and that her children were not her own” (Lessing 529). Lessing shows that Susan feels hopeless about her life and the family she has created with an unfaithful man. She sacrifices her times and everything to fulfill wealth and love in her family, but for nothing and sadness as return. “Susan was more and more often threatened by emptiness” (Lessing 529). This explains that Susan begins to feel that she is not belonging to part of the family and feels alone and strange everything she possess currently. Once Susan upsets about this family, her feeling of crowding and freedom has changed into different aspect. “But primarily people crowd us; people rather than things are likely to restrict our freedom and deprive us of space” (Tuan 59). At this point, Tuan reveals the common sense of crowding as if more people occupying a room that invades an individual’s space and freedom. It refers to Susan who feels her husband and children are not meaningful to her anymore that represents her freedom and space are vanished and invaded.

       As long as an individual’s feeling influences the concepts of space and freedom, it generates alternative feeling of primary places and objects. Since Susan upsets about what is going on to her life, she suffers in pressure and mental illness. “Susan was filled with tension, like a panic as if an enemy was in the garden with her” (Lessing 530). Lessing tells that Susan is scared about her life becomes dangerous although she is living in a protective garden of the house. Her mind is out of control and loses her confidence of everyone in this house. “Resentment, it was poisoning her. She was a prisoner” (Lessing 533). This emphasizes that Susan feels anxious, despair, pressure, dangerous and bondage living in this family. Individual’s feeling is basic facts that influence what space is determined. “Feeling for place is influenced by knowledge” (Tuan 32). Tuan also claims that people rely on their feeling to understand certain space belonging to them depends on the fact of affairs and events.

     Movement can explore personal’s freedom and direct to certain location for space with a distance. So far Susan’s position is replaced by Sophie who takes care of all responsibilities and obligations of being wife and mother. Yet Susan is being freed and she is not being held and not involved in this family. Thus, Susan wants to go far away in order to separate her with the family and retrieves her own freedom and space. “Susan takes the train into Richmond and sits alone in it for an hour or two” (Lessing 536). Lessing states that Susan goes all way to the Richmond where is far away home that keeps the distance between her and her family that makes her to feel more space and freedom in her own life. “Movements are often directed toward, or repulsed by, objects and places” (Tuan 12). Tuan reveals that movement is essential to reinforce individual to escape or move forward looking for their space in certain location. It gives the sense of physical space that individual feels a space is created and everyone should feel be apart from everything else. 

     A place is significant to individuals having a room where they are comfortable and in which they feel happy. When Susan believes that she has accomplished all duties with this family that she decides to escape from the demon and pressure by having her own room without bondage, but freedom and solitude. “Fred’s Hotel could afford the freedom for its visitors where no questions were asked” (Lessing 541). Lessing interprets that Susan figures out room 19 is a space where she can be silent and isolated from other people, where she can enjoy the freedom of being solitary. “Solitude is a condition for acquiring a sense of immensity” (Tuan 59). Tuan emphasizes that particular location or a place has physical limited size, however it creates more spaces and freedom for individuals if they feel comfortable and satisfy their needs. “Physical environment can influence a people’s sense of size and spaciousness” (Tuan 54). Tuan tells that people’s feeling can affect the size of space physically and mentally. Even though room 19 is a small room than her own house, she feels this room is large space than everything because she has freedom from it; no restriction and pressure as well. “The demons were not here. They had gone forever, because she was buying her freedom from them” (Lessing 548). Susan pays her hotel room for remaining her freedom that she has never felt living in the big white house. She doesn’t afraid of the demons because she can leave everything behind and not being bondage with all kind of duties and obligations for the family.

       A space can be physical and mental depending on an individual’s needs and feelings. There is no measurement can determine spaciousness, but freedom, happiness and emotion can understand what space is and how space looks like. Susan has changed over her personal space because of her alternative feeling of her life based upon a failure family, she feels no longer belonging to what she possess are the thoughts of intelligent observation to welfare life. However, it turns out that she is only being bondage in the family accomplishing all responsibilities and obligations as the role of mother and wife.  Those affairs impacts Susan’s health and she decides to look for her own freedom. Room 19 is a small size in physical; however it satisfies Susan needs and she feels free being solitary without all restriction and pressure from the family. As a result, this hotel room 19 may not be considered a temporary freedom for Susan to get away the demon and her husband. Only dead is the way what she expects a true space with permanent freedom.

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