Analysis Of William Blake's The Chimney Sweeper

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Have you ever seen something that was going on around you, that you knew was wrong? Have you ever tried to stop it? On the other hand, do you still think about it and know you should have done something about it? What if it was indagering woman or children? Would that change your mind on saying anything, or trying to stop it? In “The Chimney Sweeper” William Blake voices the awful acceptance of child labor through symbolism, dramatic irony and point of view. William Blake was born in November 28,1757 in Soho, London. Throughout William growing up he witnessed many things that affected him. Such as, “...sight of almost every sort of evil in eighteenth century London ”(Morsberger,1-4). With, growing up William realized that England was a very rich and powerful country. Despite the fact of being so rich and powerful England also still had poverty throughout and William often wondered, why? William grew with a very religious family and ”At four, he said he was frightened by God peering in the window at him. Later, he reported seeing a tree full of angels and angels with the haymakers in the fields” (Morsberger 1-4). With William seeing and speaking with God and the angels, he knew he had to speak out to the world, about all the horrible things and that are going on around him. Along with this he started writing poems. In his poems, William reveals to the world how bad the poor were treated and also what poverty-stricken parents would do to their children to make money. In
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