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The purpose of the low flying geese.

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I was started by the loud honking of a goose, and, stepping to the door, heard the sound of their wings like a tempest in the woods as they flew low over my house.

What purpose does the goose serve in this quote found in the chapter "Winter Animals"?

A

Thoreau is struggling spiritually, and the goose is symbolic of spiritual elevation.

B

Thoreau is tempted to leave the woods, and the goose is symbolic of the change.

C

Thoreau is in awe with the beauty of winter, and the goose symbolizes the connection of heaven and earth.

D

Thoreau is oppressed by loneliness; the goose symbolizes peace and tranquility.

E

Thoreau is reflective of his choice to live alone, and the goose reminds him of the beauty of Walden.