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A Dream of Desire Paints Reality of Repression

Blake’s illustration of Enitharmon’s eighteen hundred year-old slumber described as a “female dream,” can be analyzed through the picking apart of what her dream was actually about, the context to which surrounds her dream, as well as the symbolism behind Enitharmon’s name/ identity. When looking up her name’s meaning, Enitharmon is defined as the “source […] Continue reading

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The “Female Dream” and Social Stagnation

As the central component of William Blake’s Europe: A Prophecy, Enitharmon dream and its characterization as a “female dream” is significant in demonstrating the impact of female energy on revolution. Enitharmon is identified as the “source of female sexual pleasure” (Europe Summary) and of “Spiritual Beauty.” Blake’s view of Enitharmon reminded me of Mary Wollstonecraft’s […] Continue reading

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