William Blake expresses concern towards those who suffer as a result of domination. Blake believes that anything which prevents an individual from reaching his or her potential is evil...
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...and Mary Prince is that they both portray women at a lower status than men, giving women less power. William Blake portrays Oothoon as a woman who is not respected by men when she is given a bad reputation, being called a harlot. Mary Prince has a lower status than men because she is a slave and she is not expected to fight with her masters. However, both authors bring religion into the context of the genders. Mary Prince joins a church in order to claim her freedom, while, Oothoon blames their creator of their fallen world for the way things are in her society. This reveals that women rely on religion and god to explain what is right and what is wrong as well as why it is wrong in context of religion. Men rely on what the societies agree upon in order to believe what is right and what is wrong, and how they should be treated in terms of power over others (women).
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