The Bean Field, By Henry D. Thoreau Analysis

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A Pure Minds Work The mind is a temple, it is pure, but only until it absorbs the influences of other minds. Sharing ones temple will not make them impure, but once they do, they will no longer keep in them the self. In a society where there is much to live up to, one often forgets who they are and what their meaning is .When interaction begins, the inner-self slowly fades. To restore the blemishes marked upon oneself, one has to work their way to find that inner-self and once again sustain purity. A child’s mind before it has been corrupted by the world is perhaps the most flawless state. To go back to that state would ultimately be the best way to find ones self because a child speaks only the truth and only for itself. Not following others is key to creating something one can call their own but to do that, one must trust themselves and learn from their own experiences; one must acknowledge the understanding of work; the kind of that requires effort and loyalty. In, “The Bean Field,” Henry D. Thoreau grows…show more content…
Thoreau believed there are two sides of beings, spiritual and animal, and one has to become both in order to develop themselves. He admits he too has a barbaric side with sudden urges to indulge in woodchuck every now and then. He values both his spiritual and animal side, however he still knows which side to value more. The more one becomes involved in something they do, the more sensual they become, and the more simple, the more human. To bring out ones savage side is just to learn that they do not in fact need it. Experience is the only way they will know and therefore must at one point turn to that side. In “Higher Laws,” Thoreau writes, “But put an extra condiment into your dish, and it will poison you(144).” taking just one step to this animal side is a risk because the black hole is still open and ready to suck one
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