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Author Archives: Alejandro Joseph Serrano
Alejandro Joseph Serrano Professor Humberto Garcia Senior Thesis: William Blake 10 December, 2019 Reflection: My Time as an English Major The story in which I became an English major is not an ordinary tale for readers. In order to understand my academic career at the University of California, Merced, there is a bit of context […] Continue reading
Songs of Dichotomy and Nuance: The Contradictions between and Intentions Among Blake’s The Songs of Innocence and The Songs of Experience (Working Title)(ABSTRACT)
Alejandro Joseph Serrano Professor Humberto Garcia Senior Thesis: William Blake 19 November, 2019 Songs of Dichotomy and Nuance: The Contradictions between and Intentions Among Blake’s The Songs of Innocence and The Songs of Experience ABSTRACT: In this paper I will discuss how the lessons that can be taught within the works of William Blake’s Songs […] Continue reading
The end of days is an event that will rock the world to its very core as man and civilization as we know it will become non-existent. For all the propagation we hear about the end, where all people will perish on the Earth, there is very little discourse on what exactly will happen to […] Continue reading
Dear Angelica, I believe your post has some very good points to it that signify that, indeed, God is a Woman and that both her and the literature work towards a much needed deconstruction. I believe this plate illustration should help you in your cause to support the interpretation as this plate has everything you […] Continue reading
When Blake refers to “self annihilation and eternal death,” what he is forecasting to the audience that there is a moment of understanding that both the character of Milton and the author Blake need to get over their self-righteousness for the greater good and what that means for both individuals. When looking through the text, […] Continue reading
Disclosure!: The title and content of this article is in no way a major negative view of the author and his views on feminism, but rather a way to get the reader’s attention and to create discussions upon the power dynamics of society. This is not meant to induce anger and negative ideological understandings, but […] Continue reading
When looking at the history of Blake and his founded distrust towards the French Monarchy, and taking into account his general nuance towards the subject of the Enlightenment of France, you’d be pretty hard pressed to find any literature that shows any true resentment. I think that there are some parallels to be found within […] Continue reading
When observing the recitation of Blake’s “Proverbs of Hell” as done by Marilyn Manson, you do not expect the level of composure that Manson had when you look at his career as a musician/poet. With his rendition of the Blake poetry being spoken to the crowd, Manson delivers the symbolic imagery to the crowd in […] Continue reading
There once was a girl who was born to a lonely mother, who cared for her very much. The woman cared for her daughter very much, as she was left alone to raise the child by herself. Then one day, when the child had grown into a young girl, her mother disappeared. She looked high […] Continue reading
Art as shown from Blake is seen to be one of the most magnificent things as it can be created from a Void, to the point where the act of creating art itself is that akin to the Poetic Genius. There are infinite possibilities that can be created via the medium of art, and the […] Continue reading