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The Prison Metaphor

Jeremy Bentham’s invention, the panopticon, should never have become a metaphor. The panopticon at its core remains a prison. When Jeremy Bentham introduced it, the majority of its benefits that he presented came as a direct consequence of the isolation that prisoners faced. Bentham brings up the inability of prisoners to communicate with each other […] Continue reading

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We are Roses with Thorns

The Lilly The Modest Rose puts forth a thorn: The humble Sheep, a threatening horn: While the Lilly white, shall in Love delight Nor a thorn nor a threat stain her beauty bright. “The Lilly” in Songs of Experience, a poem so short yet it encapsulates one of the biggest themes within Blake’s collection of […] Continue reading

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