Dodgson was born the third of twelve children, grew up close to his siblings and was taught many high-church values and strict morals by their father, due to their isolation. The Dodgson family had consisted of Reverend Charles Dodgson senior, his wife, eight children, including Charles Dodgson, and also their Aunt Lucy Lutwidge. As a child, Dodgson showed great talent in making games, telling stories, writing poems, and even drawing for his younger siblings. He had also train set, complete with railway stations, in the Rectory garden. He performed magic tricks while in a brown wig and a long white robe, and with the aid of the family and a village carpenter, he made a troupe of marionettes and a stage, writing the plays and conducting the marionettes.
He also allegedly saw the prophet Ezekiel under a tree and had a vision of "a tree filled with angels. Being born in a poor family, Blake only briefly attended school, in his early years; he continued his education by being homeschooled by his mother, Ellen. At age ten he attended the Henry Pars Drawing Academy in 1767, for five years because he had an artistic talent. At Henry Pars Drawing Academy, Blake sketched the human figure by co... ... middle of paper ... ...the living model, and profited by it to a certain limited extent. But he always had an aversion to it, declaring that to his whimsical nature it “smelt of mortality.” Blake believed that to draw from the typical forms seen by him in vision was his true purpose and aim, and the study of individual human forms filled his eye with confusion, for, as he was for ever asserting, Nature seemed to him but a faint and garbled version of the grand originals seen in imagination, that is, in truth.
Therefore, his parents sent him to Royal Academy of Art at the age of 12. He had a peaceful childhood by skipping any formal school training. According to Corbett, William Blake’s early education consisted of him reading the Bible passionately, and he showed uncommon powers of imagination. William Blake taught himself how to read and write. (Corbett 2) William Blake was the third child of five children without a good relationship with his siblings.
Young Pope struggled to receive a decent education. When he was six, he loved to read Peterson 2 books and later discovered the epic Homer. Later in that age, he was expelled from his school in London by penal law of the Parliament, prohibiting Roman Catholics living within 10 miles near London. Pope was tutored and given home school by his... ... middle of paper ... ...ing the 18th century since William Shakespeare. Even though he was diagnosed with a terrible disease, he still continued his effort.
William Blake William Blake was born in London, where he spent most of his life. His father was a successful London hosier and attracted by the doctrines of Emmanuel Swedenborg. Blake was first educated at home, chiefly by his mother. His parents encouraged him to collect prints of the Italian masters, and in 1767 sent him to Henry Pars' drawing school. From his early years, he experienced visions of angels and ghostly monks, he saw and conversed with the angel Gabriel, the Virgin Mary, and various historical figures.
“ When Blake as a child told his mother “That he saw the Prophet Ezekiel under a Tree in the Fields.”” (Bloom page 26) Those visions changed William life. An age of ten William confesses to his parents that he wanted to be a painter. Later on, his father sent him to a drafting school. “At age ten, Blake expressed a wish to become a painter, so his parents sent him to drawing school.” (Guterberg.org) Two years later William began c... ... middle of paper ... ...ginning of industrialization in Britain (known as the Industrial Revolution). “Something that made the plight of the poor and uneducated even more miserable and hopeless.
Spurgeon was one of the 8 children that survived formative years. When Spurgeon was 7, times were hard, and he was sent to live with his grandparents in Colchester England. His grandfather was the pastor of a church in Stamborne for 54 years (“Charles” Encyclopedia.com). Spurgeon was in love with reading; as a lad he spent time reading his grandfather’s books. Spurgeon was said to have read six books or more per week; reading also provided Spurgeon with a firm background.
Blake claimed to often see vision but his parents did not believe him; they told him it was not acceptable to lie. When William was just four years old he saw his first vision. According to his word, he saw God put his face up to his window. Later on at the age of 9 while he was walking with his parents down the street, he experienced a tree full of angels. His parents would often times try to discourage him since they found Blake’s visions to be fabricated.
Blake’s father purchased him antiques and Blake began to engrave Greek drawings. His parents realized regular school was not for him, so they sent him to take drawing classes. He studied subjects that interested him, and he soon began to study and write poetry. On 4 August 1772, Blake became apprenticed to engraver James Basire of Great Queen Street, for the term of seven years. At the age of 21, he was to become a professional engraver.
Starting from his early childhood, William Blake talked about having strange visions such as at the age of four he saw god putting his head to the window and around the age of nine, when he was walking through the landscape area; he saw a huge tree that Mohammad 2 was filled with angels. Even his parents notice that he was different than his other peers, but they tried to dishearten him by lying that he must be daydreaming. In addition, he loved to paint from his early childhood; he attended a drawing school and his parents taught him how to read and write at home. One of Blake’s assignments, when attending art sch... ... middle of paper ... ... While the lack of light in Hell and in Satan himself represents the absence of god and his grace.One of William Blake’s visions he tells that,the reason Milton wrote in shackles when he wrote of spiritual creatures as angels and god, and of devils and hell, is because he was a factualpoet and of the devil's party without knowing it, wrote his vision of Paradise Lost by John Milton (Kean 50).