Division between the body and the mind. ( the only thing we could reline on is thoughts. The only proof of our existence is mind and the body could not be trusted)
Why the body and sexuality are crucial in whitman’s poetry?
An expression of God.( controversial idea at his time)
Links to transcendence.
Whitman’s opinion/ vision about it?
Is the body sacred?
He does not accept it: there is no possible Division. They are the same and the expression of everything includes the BODY AND THE MIND TOGETHER
= the body is sacred and is a connection with God (physiology)
The circularity of life