“Walking”

          By understanding Tuan’s conception of Time and Place, movement is personal space with a specific goal, which is considered time and space. In the story Walking, Thoreau tells that his own experience of walking is different than other people living around him, and he enjoys walking most of the time, for example, he has walked around from home to office, or he himself considers a horse walking on the highway and business road. However, he figures out this only limited space in the village is not what he wants. Finally, he has strong feeling about being a traveler to seek out his freedom and space in nature and wildness. In his life, he has argued how walking is important to him unlike other people who just sitting in the office or working at home. The nature environment like sun, wind, tree, desert and ocean is what he expects as the new world. He has different perspective ideas and feels about everything he sees while walking in the wildness. Without any direction, he can distinguish which way he is going by looking at sunrise and sunset. Walking in nature is the sense of space and freedom that he wants in the new world without stopping him by any place in the village.

     When Thoreau mentions that he feels more space by walking that applies to Tuan’s idea; “The feel of a place is registered in one’s muscles and bones” (184). It identifies that a person can feel differently about the same place while he or she is in walking. Movement offers individuals more time to experience and feel about their space in various environment and direction; “In time the sense of place extends beyond individual localities to a region defined by these localities” (183). This classifies that the author who likes walking in wildness that allows him closely to know and feel space differently.  

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