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...Comparing opinions of Scott Russell Sanders and Richard Ford.
This paper is aimed to compare and contrast two distinctive interpretations of the “home” concept, expressed in the essays “At Home. For Now” by Richard Ford, and “Homeplace” by Scott Russell Senders. The main thesis of the paper is that both authors convey their sense of home in drastically different ways. Fords vagabond viewpoint allows him to drifts on a search for what fits the definition of “home”, while Sanders sense of community and responsibility is connected with physical place.
Both authors are similar in what they both have had moving through various places during a life... and local histories, distinctive features of local nature, society, culture. In defiance of the US history and culture of constant movement, Sanders believes that his concept of “home” ensures a stability of life of individuals and provides deep personal commitments and responsibility regarding a place of home. It serves as a steady potential for building and developing local community, for spiritual depth and healing of people, society and the whole world - “If you stay put, your place may become a holy center” (175). In contrast, Ford’s concept of “home” without a particular place gives an understanding of home that may be changeable, various. For Ford the “home” can be everything and everywhere... Your First and ...