Essay about William Blake 's The Lamb And The Tyger

1271 Words Jan 29th, 2015 6 Pages
Selflessness in “The Lamb” and “The Tyger” William Blake is more different than others. He is humbled to help the people around him learn to love art as much as he does. His passionate desire for art is shown through his actions and his artwork, such as his poems. Blake shows the importance of being a successful leader in the world. In William Blake’s poems “The Lamb” and “The Tyger", his selfless character is evident through his life, career, and poetry. William Blake uses his life to help inspire others. Harold Bloom gives a detailed description of William Blake’s desire to be a leader: Visionary and irascible, Blake was very much a man of the eighteenth-century. He strongly reacted against many of its hallmarks and he profoundly responded to it in and by his art, perhaps most tellingly by his focus on contraries. The eighteenth century was a contrary of contraries. Science, philosophy, politics, religion, manufacture were all undergoing attack, redefinition, and development.” (28-29)
He was born in London on November 28, 1757. His parents are Catherine and James Blake, and he is one of 7 children (“William Blake”). From a very young age, Blake talks about having “visions.” Most of these visions are with God and angels. “From early childhood, Blake spoke of having visions—at four he saw God “put his head to the window”; around age nine, while walking through the countryside, he saw a tree filled with angels” (“William Blake”). At first, these “visions” worry…

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