Within Biographia Literature Samuel Taylor Coleridge develops empiricist beliefs that the mind was a ...
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...ns to the experience she derives from nature with Austin’s using the Motif of walking to metaphorically represent Anne’s wondering mind, ultimately being influenced by the primary imaginations as she becomes enriched by the sensory experience that nature offers. The dialogue between Wentworth and Anne demonstrates how nature allows the individual to convert their emotions into an organic form demonstrated through Wentworth’s metaphor of a nut to describe his idea personality that he pursues within a woman, an image that previously receded only in his mind. He describes he’s lover as a ‘beautiful glossy nut, blessed with original strength and is in possession of all the happiness that a hazel-nut can be capable of’ conveying Wollstonecraft’s belief that ‘neither weakness nor sensibility will gratify’ a male figure, instead ‘he looks for affection’ rather than modesty.
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