Hopkins-
  • Nature
    • Jesus is a reference point for nature.
    • Nature is a lesser imitation of the perfection of Jesus.
    • Nature is the manifestation of Christ, God.
  • Consciousness
    • Consciously viewing nature as an aspect of Christ/Spirituality.
  • Spirituality
    • Absolute meaning.
    • Christian God as truth.
    • Death leads to an outside destination: Heaven/Hell.

Possible connections between Hopkins and Whitman:

  • Both view the Windhover as more than just a falcon.
  • Both view Jesus as perfect.
  • Both change something ordinary into something spiritual.
  • Both believe in a soul.
  • Both view nature as important aspects, though for different reasons.