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    The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

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    The Marriage of Heaven and Hell Although many of the Romantic poets displayed a high degree of anxiety concerning the way in which their works were produced and transmitted to an audience, few, if any, fretted quite as much as William Blake did. Being also a highly accomplished engraver and printer, he was certainly the only one of the Romantics to be able to completely move beyond mere fretting. Others may have used their status or wealth to exert their influence upon the production process,

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    Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

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    Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell "The Nature of my Work is Visionary or Imaginative; it is an Endeavor to Restore what the Ancients calld the Golden Age." -William Blake (Johnson/Grant,xxiv). William Blake completed the manuscript of The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, as well as the twenty-five accompanying engraved plates, in 1792. In the sense that the The Marriage of Heaven and Hell is a vision of a particular version of reality, it subscribes to one definition of the mythic

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    Romanticism in William Blake's Poem William Blake was a poet, painter, and a printmaker all during the period in literature known as the Romantic time period. The Romantic time period, also known in Literature as 'Romanticism' began in Europe, mainly France and Britain around the 1800s (Barker) and it was first defined as a tool to in literature and literary criticisms (Galitz). The Romantic period did not just focus on literature, but also on the subjects of art and knowledge which was "fueled by

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    time period. One of his most controversial works, “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell” explores three of the most prominent romantic themes in his works: the battle between good and evil, the presence of the supernatural and an affinity for nature. Most likely inspired by Emanuel Swedenborg’s “Heaven and Hell”, Blake used common romantic symbolism to demonstrate the prophetic meanings of the pieces in the book. In “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell”, Blake alludes to the idea that, “Attraction and Repulsion

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    Innocence & Experience” and “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell” play an important role in the age of romanticism and important step in romantic poetry. Looking at the two pieces as a comparison, it can be seen that Blake used two different pieces to question traditional institutions. Blake questions institutionalized religion with “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell” and questions the industrialized age with “The Songs of Innocence and Experience”. “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell”, questions the very fabric

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    greater being; it could be politically religious or the theme of love and marriage. It is unclear exactly were Blake stood in terms of his beliefs in God; however, William Blake made many references to God and a supernatural being within his works of writing poems. One of his familiar works, “Marriage of Heaven and Hell,” dealt with the theme of opposition is true friendship. The title itself gives away the sense that marriage definitely has its downsides instead of right away believing that the bride

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    destinations, namely heaven or hell. According to one theologian hell can be defined as “a place of eternal conscious punishment for the wicked” (Grudem). Lewis would agree that hell is “the final abode of those who refuse Heaven” (Clark 228). Of heaven, Millard Erickson states, “While heaven is both a place and a state, it is primarily a state” (Erickson 1232). Others, such as famous poet William Blake have suggested that there can be an unorthodox marriage between heaven and hell. The problem is that

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    Era Poetry Blake, William. “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell”. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. 2010. Web. 2-10 24. January 2014. “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell” is about Heaven and Hell. It questions if Heaven is as good as it seems, or is it deceiving us. Throughout the poem we see that the narrator is on the deception side. Firstly he states that the Bible is the causes of human errors. The narrator also feels positively about Hell, because he describes his walk in Hell as, “delighted with the enjoyments

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    Although the poem is included in the book ‘Songs of experience’ it is quite an innocent poem, with decidedly darker undertones. It is quite pessimistic about the afterlife and again has a religious undertone. Blake appears to have little faith in God, ‘heaven of our misery’ (Songs of Innocence and Experience, object 37). It is interesting to note that ‘The chimney sweeper’ mentioned previously is not the only poem of that title written by Blake. He wrote another by the same name in ‘Songs of Innocence’

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    Christianity in Shakespear's Hamlet

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    Shakespeare writes the play. Reformation and Renaissance opinions are reflected throughout. Shakespeare deals with very controversial attitudes and religious questions dealing with death, the existence of purgatory, morality, murder, suicide and marriage in his play Hamlet. It is obvious throughout the play that Hamlet’s life is guided by his faith and his religious beliefs. At first, Hamlet sees the ghost of his dead father and vows to avenge his death. “Christianity forbids followers to seek out

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