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    express the sentiments of an age, idea, or movement which is something William Blake sought to do. As a young boy, Blake was sent away to study art and later used it as a way to enhance his literary works such as Songs of Innocence and of Experience. William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience are representative of the author’s personal development as well as commentary on the early Victorian crimes against the most vulnerable population. Songs of Innocence is Blake’s commentary on the

  • William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Experience

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    Songs of Innocence and Experience In William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience, the gentle lamb and the dire tiger define childhood by setting a contrast between the innocence of youth and the experience of age. The Lamb is written with childish repetitions and a selection of words which could satisfy any audience under the age of five. Blake applies the lamb in representation of youthful immaculateness. The Tyger is hard-featured in comparison to The Lamb, in respect to word choice and

  • The Importance Of Childhood In Coming Of Age Story

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    you are assumed to be pure by most, with a clean slate, but as you mature, and become more independent, a lot of things change. In other words with maturity, comes the loss of innocence, and the gain of responsibility. In coming of age stories, the author utilizes dramatic details to highlight the protagonist’s innocence and how it changes and develops through

  • Compare And Contrast Araby And Miss Brill

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    Compensation is a crucial necessity that humans need to use for overcoming obstacles. These obstacles, which consist of fears, loss of innocence, and internal and external wars, occur throughout every stage in a person’s life. “Araby”, written by James Joyce, and “Miss Brill”, written by Katherine Mansfield, are two fictional short stories that consist of subtle alterations or experiences in people’s lives during the dawn of the 20th century in European countries. The protagonists share many similarities

  • Antonio's Transformation in Bless Me Ultima

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    causing a premature loss of innocence. He is overwhelmed with a multitude of spiritual questions. To find the answers he seeks, Antonio must undertake a metamorphosis. To reach maturity requires a loss of innocence. For example, when a child finds out there is no Santa Claus, he is caught between a magical belief and a reality that he is unwilling to accept. It's a coming-of-age experience that changes his outlook on life forever. The child has lost some of his previous innocence and must face life's harsh

  • What Is The Theme Of Innocence In Catcher In The Rye

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    Childhood Innocence, A Privilege or a Guarantee? In J.D Sallinger’s novel The Catcher in the Rye ,one of the primary topics which particularly plagued my interest was the subject of innocence, specifically childhood innocence which in the opinion of the author is stripped away from children upon adolescence. The protagonist, Holden Caulfield’s constant struggle with his own childhood innocence was something with which I could personally relate and was something which notably attracted my attention

  • Jem Finch Character Analysis

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    Tom’s lawyer, has the most profound character development in To Kill a Mockingbird. Throughout the novel Jem transitions from child to young adult. This is evident when the adults in his life begin treating him differently. Jem’s is stripped of his innocence as the book progresses. This becomes apparent when he is no longer levelheaded and when he is distraught during the court trial . The dynamics of Jem’s relationships with the other characters of the novel changes drastically. Lee shows this when

  • Loss of Innocence in Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O’Neill

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    childhood innocence; replacing it with the world of adulthood. The most reoccurring theme throughout the book, Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O’Neill is the loss of innocence. The protagonist named Baby, lives with her father, Jules who is a heroin addict. Jules and Baby are constantly moving to different apartments in Montreal, where Baby is exposed to drugs, juvenile detention and forced into prostitution by her pimp. Baby experiences many obstacles in her life at the age of thirteen

  • Songs of Good and Evil

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    his artistic ability became evident in his early years. Blake had a very simple upbringing and had little education. His formal education was in art and at the age of fourteen he entered an apprenticeship with a well-known engraver who taught Blake his skills in engraving. In Blake’s free time, he began reading writing poetry. At the age of twenty-one, Blake completed his seven-year apprenticeship and began to work on projects for book and print publishers. He also attended the Royal Academy of Art’s

  • Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

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    Coming of Age Coming-of-age stories commonly record the transitions—sometimes abrupt, or even violent—from youth to maturity, from innocence to experience of its protagonist, whether male or female. Greasy Lake by T.Coraghessan Boyle and Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? by Joyce Carol Oates are great examples of traditional coming-of-age stories. The roots of the coming-of-age narrative theme are tracked in the male protagonist’s perspective for Boyle’s short story, while the Oates’ story