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... William Blake’s poem “The Tyger” and Abbott Handerson Thayer’s painting Tiger’s Head both show acts of separation. In the poem, the separation is religious while in the poem, the separation is between good and evil with a slight religious separation. The tiger in both pieces of art symbolize humans. In the painting, the tiger is shown half in light and half in darkness, like a human who puts up a façade and a mask hiding what they truly are. The poem alludes to the fact humans question whether or not there is a God or Gods and that there are many different ways that they can go. One way is to believe in one God, like Christianity or Catholicism. Another way is to believe in multiple Gods, like Buddhism and Hinduism. Another way is to not believe in any gods at all, being an atheist. Both pieces of art showing different things but alluding to the same thing.
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