Category Archives: Exploitation

The Decay of Innocence

A prominent sinister undertone runs through Blake’s “The Chimney Sweeper” in Songs of Innocence as the reader sees the Sweep’s exploitation.  Though he is forced to work, Tom Dacre remains in a state of innocence, and his imagination allows him to find hope.  Without a known identity from his parents, the idea of a heavenly […] Continue reading

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Final Project: Feminism in David Lynch’s “Inland Empire”

Few directors are as divisive and controversial as David Lynch, whose films often eschew any narrative cohesion and bombard the viewer with strange and often startling images of surreal dreamscapes.  Lynch described his first film, Eraserhead, as “a haunting dream … Continue reading Continue reading

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