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Thoreau's relationship with nature.

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“The Harivansa says, ‘An abode without birds is like a meat without seasoning.’ Such was not my abode, for I found myself suddenly neighbor to the birds; not by having imprisoned one, but having caged myself near them.”

Based on the passage, what inference can be made regarding Thoreau's relationship with nature?

A

The passage supports Thoreau's intention to coexist with nature and live a tranquil simple life avoiding confinement and materialism.

B

The passage supports Thoreau's purpose for moving to the woods. To be one with nature in its most basic form.

C

The passage strongly supports the inference that Thoreau has a deep respect for nature and feels an almost spiritual connection with his environment.

D

The passage supports Thoreau's views on consumption. One only needs the simple fuel to survive- extra spice is not necessary.

E

The passage strongly suggests that living in nature, although, beautiful the feeling of confinement is still ever present.