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Journey of Self Discovery

Alexis Blanco ENG 190 Garcia May 1, 2018 Reflective Essay The concept of literature being full of depth and intrinsic themes was something that was presented to me in high school, but I took for granted. I did not think I would ever need to visit back passages and literary themes because in my mind, […] Continue reading

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We have continuously talked about the act of sex being the act of liberation and how it gratifies the people into breaking from the Urizen state of mind, accepting Los. The image itself depicts a man receiving oral sex from another man as they are caught up in a state of transcendent liberation. They are […] Continue reading

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Resurrection from Reason

The reason that Milton says that he needs to “go down to self annihilation and eternal death” is because there is some cleansing that comes from the destruction of the self. It is this cleansing that proves to bring people to a state of mind that is liberating from all the restraints placed on them. […] Continue reading

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Tears for Pride

Urizen cries because he realizes that his reign over the people has finally rid him of Los and the people are surrendering themselves to the reason being subjected to them. Blake states that “The human race began to wither, for the healthy built/ Secluded places, fearing the joys of Love, / And the disease’d only […] Continue reading

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Enitharmon’s Nature

Enitharmon is the woman torn by tradition and revolution as she tries to piece the world together and allow society to sustain itself. She wants to do the best to keep her family together and wants salvation for all yet she separates herself from the whims of other women. She orders her children to “Go: tell […] Continue reading

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Imagination and Reason

Religion stifles the expression of man as it contributes to a more logical way of thinking and keeps them from looking deeper into the depths of one’s imagination. With imagination, one opens to a world where creativity guides the mind without the need to overthink it. In the article Young William Blake and the Moravian […] Continue reading

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The Oppistions

William Blake touches upon the necessity to contraries working together to build an understanding to a whole idea. He uses the proverb of “Opposition is True Friendship” as a way to teach readers through failure that there is a way to harness contraries to understand them. He feels that it is necessary that people understand […] Continue reading

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From Innocence to Experience

Children are wanted to be thought of as innocent bearers of light that are the hope for a better existence. Yet there is always that fear that they will grow up and become exposed to the truths that taint them and destroy that child-like wonder that they have. It is through the The Nurse’s Song, […] Continue reading

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Tears of a Mother

She sat in lonely darkness admiring her new born baby, the light of the moon Shining down on the baby boy as he gently was rocked into a slumber of peace. She could feel the warmth of his angelic presence hit the deepest of her heart, A sigh braking the silence as she thought to […] Continue reading

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Purity of the Art

People always idealize perfection as a necessity, but he wants people to know that “Nature herself is not to be too closely copied” (41). Nature offers the inspiration for the artist and the artist has to create with that inspiration, merely copying would prove that there is no substance to what they have done. The […] Continue reading

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