Literary Criticism In William Blake's Return To The Chimney Sweeper

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Returning to the Chimney Sweeper Like William Blake 's return to the Chimney Sweeper after five years of experience passed him by, this too is the second incantation of this analysis. After further delving into the parallel stories it seems another approach could be similarly effective. The more one contemplates on the juxtaposition of the two sides perspectives of the story, the more one realizes that it could be seen as a struggle between two opposing views of separate class ideologies. The prior incantation of this analysis took the form of a Traditional Literary Critique. Such a critique is the most felicitous fashion for forming an informed opinion of a literary piece. However, that is only to shed innocence of the time period, and to gather more experience as to what it was like for those occupying that space in time. That said, it was absolutely integral to put oneself into the mindset of someone in the Romantic Period to understand what higher purpose drove them. The major events and ideologies of the period cannot be…show more content…
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