This thesis aims to analyze space in Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient and Minghella's adaptation. I explore how the written and the visual media present significant cosntituent aspects of space in the two works of art. I examine space and problems associated with, and prompted by, this term. Topics that are discussed are adaptation, narrative theory, postcolonialsim, and of course: space. This thesis is based on the literary work of Ondaatje's The English Patient, this noivel is given the main focus. But I also comment on Minghella's adaptation. I support my discussion by using extracts from the novel, the film, and the screenplay.