Blog Post 8: Wildness as a Liminal Word and Humanimality

  1. “There was a wild woman dancing in the street last night.”
  2. “Tom used to live in the city like the rest of us but one day he just abandoned this way of life and left town. I heard that now he is a wild man who lives by himself in the woods.”
  3. “Many believe that all wild animals should be living in their natural habitats, free of zoos, man-made animal sanctuaries, or any human interference.”
  4. “A wild beast came out of nowhere and attacked our tent in the woods! It was so scary.”
  5. “Did you see the caption of Kanye’s last Instagram post? What a wild thing to say!”
– Tsion Teffera


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2 Responses to Blog Post 8: Wildness as a Liminal Word and Humanimality

  1. ack2234

    I thought it was interesting to see how you interpreted “wild beast” as a more powerful and formidable figure compared to “wild animal.”

  2. aga2544

    Throughout your example sentences, I noticed a common theme of freedom. The “wild woman” is wild because she freely dances in the street without being concerned with what people think of her. The “wild man” is wild because he left his life in the city to live freely in the wild. The sentence about the “wild animals” illustrates a need for freedom. The “wild beast” displays wildness because he freely inhabits the woods. As for Kanye’s “wild” Instagram post, he freely says what he thinks without worrying about the repercussions. Overall, I liked your sentences and I thought your interpretation of the wild was interesting.

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