Category Archives: Blake

Stones Cut, Freedom Frees

“Prisons are built with stones of Law, Brothels with bricks of Religion.” With this proverb, comes Blake’s bold aim at altering how humans view certain institution/ systems in our society. Here, Blake uses two separate contrastments: prisons with law, and brothels with religion. While at first, this proverb might grow as a striking proverb, due […] Continue reading

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The Beautiful People: Manson and Blake in Death and Women

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

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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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Tale of  The Lonely Woman (Power of Love)

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

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Life Imitates Life

In “The Discourses of Art,” Sir Joshua Reynold writes, “a mere copier of nature can never produce anything great,” also adding that “instead of endeavoring to amuse mankind with the minute neatness of his imitations, he must endeavor to improve by the grandeur of his ideas” (41-42). His take on art reflects his strong ideology […] Continue reading

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Bittersweet

Kimberly Martinez-Melchor Humberto Garcia English 190 May 1, 2018 From the Sciences to the Arts: Timeless English Literature   Coming into my freshman year here at UC Merced I had a plan already set in stone; I was going to study human biology and obtain some sort of medical internship during my time here which […] Continue reading

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Self-Love

When observing the images of male-to-male oral sex, what can be assumed is that there is two figures, but another perspective could be that there is something else -something mystical taking place.  In other words, what I took from it is that while we see two figures -men- doing acts to one another it is […] Continue reading

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Orality in Blake’s Milton

The two plates below depicting oral sex show oral sex between two unidentified individuals. The first plate shows oral sex as a form of domination. The woman is slumped over, as though unconscious. One hand supports herself on the man’s shoulder. The other is limp. The man pulls her close, entwining his arms around her. […] Continue reading

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Fellas, is it Blakian?

 “Milton will utterly consume us & thee our beloved Father”  In Milton: Book the Second, Blake finds himself in the garden. Ololon meets Blake and then eventually finds Milton, and we find out that she is Milton’s feminine self. Blake express that Ololon’s position as a virgin is one that puts her in an “annihilable” […] Continue reading

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Milton, Spectres, and Flowers

In William Blake’s Milton: Book the First, Blake critiques John Milton’s intents in Paradise Lost. Despite, his admiration for Milton, Blake believes that Milton’s idea that relegating revolutionary energy was diabolic. Instead, he thinks that was diabolic was Milton’s “selfhood” or self righteousness, to put in other terms. In Line 8-11 he states: The Eternal Great […] Continue reading

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