First off, between the texts The Lamb and The Tyger they both critique society with innocence and experience. This meaning of innocence (being lambs) and experience (being tygers) represent God’s creations in society. There are two types of people in this world, lambs and tygers. They are a representation of balance between societies as a whole, almost like the Chinese yin-yang symbol. With this said, Blake states in the text The Lamb, “Little Lamb who made thee / Dost thou know who made thee…” (Prentice Hall Literature [page 748 lines 1-2]). These lines representing the questioning of who made the lamb (a symbol of Jesus Christ); in the following text Blake states in the text The Tyger, “Did he smile his work to see? / Did he who made the Lamb make thee?” (Prentice Hall Literature [page 749 lines 19-2...
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... and tygers. Child labor has definitely taken its toll on children back in the Romantic period. And finally, it is thought that once a newborn is born there is the definite chance of it resenting its parents or dearly loving them. All three great poems, William Blake has written to both sides of the topic. Whether it is between The Lamb or The Tyger, there is no indefinite choose. A Romantic poet himself has dominated poetry in Blake’s day in age. With that said, Blake has not only rebelled against his own parents view, but he dropped out of one of the best colleges he could have ever been to pursue his writing career in poetry. The Lamb, The Tyger, The Chimney Sweeper, and finally Infant Sorrow all critique society, in an innocent or experienced way, child labor, and finally the rebellion in early childhood years.
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