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The Space Of Animals

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The more the animals share narrative space with us, the more of where animals actually dwell apart from us demands to be somehow conceded or represented. The author insists that some ultimate comprehension of animals within the imperatives of our human sociocultural realm does not abolish the space for some other comprehension of them, which is often the burden of a narrative to disclose, usually in some literal way. Into the Wild tells a grimmer story, in which we see why we humans comprehend the space of animals but only to a point, after which we don't want to know and only become traumatized through further encounter. In this space lies not beauty or spirituality but instead bloody flesh, horrible maggots, impossible multiplicities, and eventual death.

Keywords: animals; human sociocultural realm; Into the Wild



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