Sexuality And Spirituality In William Blake's Poetry

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Whenever an artist makes a painting, his or her purpose is to portray their message according to their emotions and feelings. They use different techniques to do so. For instance, they play with the composition, subject matter, color palette, brushstrokes and lines. Romanticism was an artistic and intellectual development that emerged in Europe in the late 18th century and continued into the 19th century. This period highlighted arguments against aristocratic, social, and political rules. During Romanticism, art pieces were characterized by the strong focus on emotion and harnessed the power of imagination and vision of escape. William Blake was an artist of this period, and expressed sexuality and spirituality in his works. Unlike the other artists of Romanticism, Blake combined concepts of sexuality and spirituality into his work; to make a deep statement about his version of good and evil, to highlight the …show more content…

He believed and showed the importance of demons and angels, good and bad; both were substantial. The book starts with a brief description to a visit to Hell. His conception of hell is different rather than other preconceptions. He did not see it as a place of punishment, but, he saw it as a Dionysian energy that is opposed to the authoritarian perception of what is called, Heaven. His real purpose with this is to reveal conventional morality through nature and religion. The first thing he points out in this poem is the contradictions in the Bible and he begins to explain how organized religion began and God’s intentions were misinterpreted. “Till a system was formed, which some took advantage of & enslaved the vulgar by attempting to realize or abstract the mental deities from their objects: thus began Priesthood; and at length they pronounced that the Gods had ordered such things. Thus, men forgot that all deities reside in the human

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