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In Nutting by William Wordsworth the relationship between nature and an individual is examined The speaker of the poem who resides in a house with a woman leaves the cottage with the intention of finding and gatherings nuts The boy is clothed in proper nut hunting attire with a nutting crook in his hand He sets forth on one of those heavenly days which cannot die When forth I sallied from or cottage door He is enjoying his trek through the woods when he comes upon a beautiful untouched area The way the boy treats the virgin scene gives the poem a sexual and forceful feel The boy is unable to resist the temptation to control and violate the enchanted area Thus the underlying theme of this poem is that to enjoy something pure is to destroy it The boy is in a state of complete awe when he first sets his sight on this beautiful and undisturbed patch of nature In fact it takes him awhile to enter the enchanted area However he begins picking the white flowers and violets which contribute to the beauty and purity of this scene An overwhelming excitement comes over the boy as he discovers a hazelnut tree with milk white clusters This tree and its fruit are referred to as a virgin scene The amount of joy and excitement is too much to resist and the boy begins picking the flowers and forcing his way into the pure and un violated world This dramatic and unrestrained entrance parallels with the idea that beauty and virginity are so desirable but as soon as someone enjoys them the purity ceases to exist The speaker spends his time collecting souvenirs and leaving his mark on the untouched territory In a way he wants to make it evident that he was the first one there Somehow picking the flowers that will grow back isnt enough for him He needs to
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