When I first saw this quote on p. 139 in National Geographic's photo book Sublime Nature: Photographs That Awe and Inspire, I interpreted "nature" to mean flora and fauna. I interpreted this quote to mean something like ecotherapy that "can have regenerative powers, improving mood and easing anxiety, stress, and depression." B.C., UK doctors are prescribing it. Was I wrong?
On Brainly.in, khushipar writes,
In the famous speech of Ulysses in the third act of Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida occurs this line, "One touch of nature makes the whole world kin."
"Nature" is taken as meaning fellow-feeling, one touch of which makes us all brothers.
On the same page, Serinus writes:
"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin"
This line has been spoken by Ulysses in the third act of Troilus and Cressida written by William Shakespeare. Through these lines, he wants to state that the bond of brotherhood or bond of relations are because everyone possesses the same nature. Similar feelings make the people of the world as a community as a whole.
Copying and pasting One Touch of Nature — K. H. will make this post too long, and I quote just the footnote.
- Shakespeare wrote: "One touch of nature makes the whole world kin." We read instead: "One touch of nature makes the whole world kin." (return to text)
What does "nature" mean in "One touch of nature makes the whole world kin"?