Grand Canyon Essay Topics

Walker Percy’s The Loss of the Creature

Percy’s topic of loss comes through numerous times in his essay. He discusses the loss of sovereignty, the loss of the creature. His main point here is to beware of becoming consumers of knowledge. He uses typical situations as examples that many of us have been in to help better understand his point. For example,… View Article

The Walnut Canyon

The Walnut Canyon is a United States National Monument located in Arizona, ten miles southeast of Flagstaff. The Canyon’s rim is 6690 feet and its floor is 350 feet lower. It features dwelling rooms built by Sinagua people, who lived in the area between 500 to 1425 AD (Sharp, n. p. ). Through these dwellings,… View Article

Percy: the Common Reader and the Complex Reader

Walker Percy’s “The Loss of the Creature” is a work to be read ? and read again. He questions language and understanding or belief. He writes “piling example upon example” (qtd. in Percy 462). He speaks of the rare sovereign knower and the unique sovereign experience. One will never fully recover an entity into the… View Article