Unification In Thoreau Analysis

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Unification with the nature is also important for Thoreau. In the chapter, Solitude, he mentions about this unification. In the forest, he was suddenly “sensible of such sweet and beneficent society in Nature” (177). Now, his “whole body is one sense, and imbibes delight through every pore” (174). Although he unites with the nature, he is not “wholly involved in Nature”, and “[he knows himself] as a human entity” (180). That is, Thoreau harmonizes with the nature and becomes a part of the nature; however, he does not lose his independence. He wants to improve himself as a human, and the unification helps him to do it. Thoreau believes that the nature is basically higher existence than human. It has purity, nobility and freshness. He was affected…show more content…
In a spring day, Thoreau argues that “the sand begins to flow down the slopes like lava, sometimes bursting out through the snow and overflowing it where no sand was to be seen before” (353). The sand takes the form, it reminds “of coral, of leopards’ paw, or of bird’ feet, of brains or lungs or bowels, and excrements of all kind” (353); and he said that he is “near the vitals of the globe” (354). That is, Thoreau considers that the flowing of the sand is the visceral organ of the earth. This fact tells him that “Nature has some bowels, and there again is mother of humanity” (356). Then, all movement of the sand or the streams remind us of pregnancy and the movement of the fetus. Thoreau asserts that Earth is still in her swaddling clothes, and stretches forth baby fingers on every side” (357). It means that the earth is born again in spring. Thoreau also mentions that human is a “mass of thawing clay” (355); and the earth’s “throes will heave our exuviae from their graves” (357). Therefore, the earth conceives lives in a spring day and gives birth to them. We, human, are the one of those lives; human will be reborn

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