Category Archives: female

Becoming the Woman

Why does Milton need to “go down to self-annihilation and eternal death”? (book 1, plate 15, line 22; page 162) From Blake’s “Milton: Book 1,” one can interpret the passage as Milton’s character enveloped within the poem in part as well as re-iterating or reinterpreting adaptations of his book, “Paradise Lost.” Thus, the phrase, “go […] Continue reading

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Problems of Satirical Representation: Milton and the Female Muse

William Blake’s Milton “Book the First” is introduced with images of Beulah and her daughters. This reminded me of the image of Oothoon surrounded by both her tormented lover and rapist.  Milton’s emanations are for Blake the earthly contradictions beheld in the “heavens of Albion,” (148). Death and annihilation are central themes for Blake, but […] Continue reading

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Gender Spectrum

I thought one of the most thought-provoking and intriguing conversations we had in class today was about the differences between male and female and man and woman.  Before this conversation, I had never thought about the distinction between the two, … Continue reading Continue reading

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