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Ethics and Morality: Key Aspects in my English Career

Looking back on the beginning of my college venture, I came in as a biology major. Those classes weren’t my style, but I was enjoying my writing courses and English course with Professor Matthew Kaiser. I got to meet other English majors and decided to change my major. The next class I took was professor […] Continue reading

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Decadence Through Pleasures of the Human Form

In my paper I will discuss through their works the connection between Blake, Manson and how they both incorporate aspects of decadence through Moravianism into their work’s making them unrecognized decadent hero’s. Decadence is often defined as the moral or cultural decline after an indulgence of pleasure. I will be looking at the aspects that […] Continue reading

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Masturbation or Oral Sex?

    In both of the images above, the “two” men engaging in oral sex have very distinct and extremely similar features of one another. After reading the footnote I have come with two solutions that these men are Urizen and Los or it is one man pictured twice. I follow up with the second […] Continue reading

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Energy from the Dead

I believe that the image below fits to support the evidence brought up in the post titled “Milton Beyond the Grave” written by Jose. This image fits to support the claim that even beyond the grave, Milton is still influential on writers today. The way the body in the front is holding onto the shoulders […] Continue reading

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10 Feet Down

I do not believe that Urizen’s weeping at the end of Blake’s Asia section in The Song of Los (Plate 7, line 42; p. 112) symbolizes remorse for all his injustices against humanity. He is the embodiment of Satan where all he wants to achieve is the corruption of humanity and to bring them all to […] Continue reading

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Lost in the Moment

In Blake’s Europe A Prophecy, he uses a character, Enitharmon, to represent womanhood; she is a character inspired by Blake’s wife. In A Prophecy, Blake describes Enitharmon falling into an eighteen-hundred-year-old slumber which he calls a “female dream” (ll. 5, 101). In the Blake Dictionary, it is stated that Enitharmon’s idea of a Woman’s world […] Continue reading

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Revolting with Satirical Seriousness

Blake is being satirical in his comments about Paine being “a better Christian than the Bishop [and being] either a Devil or an inspired Man” (460, 456). The poem The Little Black Boyrealigns the radical ideas proposed by Paine with the poet-artist’s Swedenborgian-Moravian view of Christianity and shows the contradictions and satire Blake demonstrates. In […] Continue reading

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Visual Representation of Philosophy

The passage “The Voice of the Devil” from William Blake’s The Marriage of Heaven and Hell,engages Moravian images, themes and ideas. According to Marsha Keith Schuchard in “Young William Blake and the Moravian Tradition of Visual Art, the theme that the word should “choose Fancy rather than Philosophy” because it is separate reason in philosophy […] Continue reading

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Was Manson Eliminating Noah?

One of the proverbs that particularly stuck out to me was, “The rat, the mouse, the fox, the rabbet watch the roots; the lion, the tyger, the horse, the elephant watch the fruits” (72). The reason for this is because of the relations to the themes of “good” and “evil” being demonstrated. When you think […] Continue reading

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The Mind is a Powerful Place

 In The Divine Image from The Songs of Innocence, Blake is addressing Mercy, Pity, Peace and Love. This poem takes all four aspects and individually connects them to the aspects of humanity; where “Mercy has a human heart” which is personifying an emotion (l. 9). To “Pity, a human face / And Love, the human form […] Continue reading

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