Download e-book for kindle: An Analysis of William Blake´s "The Marriage of Heaven and by Stefanos Vassiliadis

By Stefanos Vassiliadis

ISBN-10: 3640529812

ISBN-13: 9783640529810

Thesis (M.A.) from the 12 months 2006 within the topic English Language and Literature experiences - Literature, grade: 1,0, collage of Hannover (Englisches Seminar), language: English, summary: the current thesis offers with the wedding of Heaven and Hell, one in all William Blake’s prophetic books. those are a sequence of texts, that have been written in imitation of biblical books of prophecy, yet expressing the poet’s personal own romantic and innovative ideals.
it isn't precisely identified whilst the paintings used to be written. One assumes it used to be composed in London among 1790 and 1793 , a interval of political clash coming up instantly after the French Revolution. S. Foster Damon argues that the yank and French Revolution had a massive impression on Blake writing the wedding:
The American and French Revolutions promised a greater international; and stirred Blake to a brand new enthusiasm, from which he deduced the idea that obvious Evil, reminiscent of battle, is barely strength operating opposed to establishment. This used to be a brand new notion of fact; all his difficulties appeared solved through it; and he hailed the sunshine triumphantly in one other publication, the wedding of Heaven and Hell (1793)

except the hole Argument and the track of Liberty, the complete e-book is written in prose.
The e-book is ready the 1st individual narrator’s stopover at to Hell, an idea taken via Blake from Dante’s Inferno and Milton’s Paradise misplaced. Like many different of Blake’s works, the wedding of Heaven and Hell used to be inspired via the mysticism of Swedish theosophist Emanuel Swedenborg. furthermore, the wedding of Heaven and Hell can be partly a satire on Emanuel Swedenborg’s writings, particularly on Heaven and Hell from which Blake tailored the identify, and at the New Jerusalem Church which was once manage via Swedenborg’s British followers.

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