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A Correlation Between Religion and Empire?: The French Revolution and Political Lenses of Religion

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

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A Child Sleeps

Alexander the Great squirmed in his sheets, His mother over him beckoning him to sleep He closed his eyes and tried to dream Of pleasant hills and glistening streams   His mother thought him an Angel mild, “Dreaming of kisses, fairies, sunshine, sweet child” On his face innocence had dreamt Though not of nice things, […] Continue reading

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“PLANET AGAINST SEABOARD” and Other Sentimental Fictions

In his analysis of Cloud Atlas, Killian C. Quigley takes a deeper look into the sentiments that transcend the human experience and why they affect us so deeply. He considers the novel not simply a book, but a collection of human struggles that connect not only the characters within the stories, but the readers as […] Continue reading

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