New PDF release: An Analysis of William Blake´s "The Marriage of Heaven and

By Stefanos Vassiliadis

ISBN-10: 3640529812

ISBN-13: 9783640529810

Thesis (M.A.) from the 12 months 2006 within the topic English Language and Literature reports - Literature, grade: 1,0, collage of Hannover (Englisches Seminar), language: English, summary: the current thesis bargains with the wedding of Heaven and Hell, one in every of William Blake’s prophetic books. those are a sequence of texts, which have been written in imitation of biblical books of prophecy, yet expressing the poet’s personal own romantic and progressive ideals.
it's not precisely recognized while the paintings used to be written. One assumes it used to be composed in London among 1790 and 1793 , a interval of political clash bobbing up instantly after the French Revolution. S. Foster Damon argues that the yankee and French Revolution had a massive impression on Blake writing the wedding:
The American and French Revolutions promised a greater global; and stirred Blake to a brand new enthusiasm, from which he deduced the idea that obvious Evil, similar to warfare, is simply strength operating opposed to status quo. This was once a brand new notion of fact; all his difficulties appeared solved by means of it; and he hailed the sunshine triumphantly in one other booklet, the wedding of Heaven and Hell (1793)

except the hole Argument and the track of Liberty, the total booklet is written in prose.
The booklet is set the 1st individual narrator’s stopover at to Hell, an idea taken by means of Blake from Dante’s Inferno and Milton’s Paradise misplaced. Like many different of Blake’s works, the wedding of Heaven and Hell was once inspired via the mysticism of Swedish theosophist Emanuel Swedenborg. in addition, the wedding of Heaven and Hell can also be partially a satire on Emanuel Swedenborg’s writings, specifically on Heaven and Hell from which Blake tailored the name, and at the New Jerusalem Church which was once organize by means of Swedenborg’s British followers.

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