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Until the world becomes, at last, only a realized will-the double of man" (CW I :2 5 ) . Nature may be thought of as possessing three distinct stages, and in this, the first stage, the humanization of the "Not-Me" lies well within man's power. A radically opposed view of man's relation to his cosmos emerges from the essay's second stage. Emerson has insisted from the beginning that nature's material benefits are "mercenary" (CW I :1 2 ) , that "the use of Commodity, regarded by itself, is mean and squalid" (CW I :2 6 ) .
The text's denial of history, its flight from Jacksonian America, paradoxically resembles the commodified mode of thought which Thoreau charges against his countrymen and which permits a Flint to perceive his fruits and vegetables as dollars. In an analogous way, Thoreau allows the mythic value of his Walden experiment to displace the actual circumstances of its occurrence. Moreover, his determination to empty his adventure of historical content replicates a basic feature of reified consciousness.
By presenting its limited, time-bound conventions as eternal, the existing order Walden and the "Curse of Trade" in effect places itself outside time and beyond the possibility of change.