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Fire and Furry: “Animals” in the End of Days

The end of days is an event that will rock the world to its very core as man and civilization as we know it will become non-existent. For all the propagation we hear about the end, where all people will perish on the Earth, there is very little discourse on what exactly will happen to […] Continue reading

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Poetic Genius vs. Evil Genius

Why does Milton need to “go down self annihilation and eternal death” ?(book 1, plate 15, line 22; page 162)   William Blake and Milton were alike in that both creatives were open to the exploration of ideas greatly repressed during the era of their time, including those in which were embedded in religion and […] Continue reading

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God is a Woman

Why does Milton need to “go down self annihilation and eternal death” ?(book 1, plate 15, line 22; page 162)   William Blake and Milton share views based upon spirituality and sexuality that explores realms of the self with God. However, in Blake’s  “Milton: Book 1, plate 2, lines 1-24; page 148) it discusses about […] Continue reading

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Grasping Everything

Within the 15th plate of Milton, Blake raises the reader’s social conscience and awareness of beauty. And questions about how the world is transcendent for mere just visionary experience. Milton showcases the “Last Judgment” as something left for the reader to decipher for themselves. It’s intruding to read the poem like the world of nature. […] Continue reading

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Blake’s End as a Mastermind, or the Beginning?

Commending William Blake for what he’s showcased throughout his work is an understatement. Not only does he provide lucrative characters to symbolize significant aspects of his world view, but he also implements them to compare and contrast with your perception of what’s right or wrong. Throughout The Song of Los within the Asia section, Blake’s character Urizen is what […] Continue reading

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Revolting with Satirical Seriousness

Blake is being satirical in his comments about Paine being “a better Christian than the Bishop [and being] either a Devil or an inspired Man” (460, 456). The poem The Little Black Boyrealigns the radical ideas proposed by Paine with the poet-artist’s Swedenborgian-Moravian view of Christianity and shows the contradictions and satire Blake demonstrates. In […] Continue reading

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Blake’s Retribution Towards Moravians

Through his work within The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, William Blake cryptically introduces his work through a theological manifesto. The passage is encoded to subliminally represent how Blake’s distaste for Moravian beliefs is due to his troubled understanding of how Heaven and Hell are set to be different from one another. Blake discovers a fluent […] Continue reading

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Meaning is Created through Opposites

“Prisons are built with stones of Law, Brothels with bricks of Religion.” The proverb compares the consequences of Law and Religion. In the first half, the stones are being compared to the Law. The stones that construct the prison is what physically prevents the prisoners from leaving. However, the Law is the abstraction that contains […] Continue reading

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Modesty and Godliness: Did God REALLY Say That?

“The nakedness of woman is the work of God” This is interesting as this has an element of truth to it that makes sense. Strictly speaking, God did create woman and she was made nude, as was Adam. So from the obvious point this is 100 percent true. What I find interesting is that Christians […] Continue reading

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How We Cherish Suffering

William Blake’s, The Divine Image gives personification to Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love. Inscribing the terms a correlation to one another amongst God and man, it provides a distinctive meaning of why God is powerful for the human mind to comprehend. With the suffering, man is thankful for such a sensation to God because they […] Continue reading

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