An Analysis of William Blake´s "The Marriage of Heaven and by Stefanos Vassiliadis

By Stefanos Vassiliadis

Thesis (M.A.) from the 12 months 2006 within the topic English Language and Literature experiences - Literature, grade: 1,0, collage of Hannover (Englisches Seminar), language: English, summary: the current thesis offers with the wedding of Heaven and Hell, certainly one of William Blake’s prophetic books. those are a chain of texts, which have been written in imitation of biblical books of prophecy, yet expressing the poet’s personal own romantic and innovative ideals.
it's not precisely recognized whilst the paintings was once written. One assumes it used to be composed in London among 1790 and 1793 , a interval of political clash bobbing up instantly after the French Revolution. S. Foster Damon argues that the yank and French Revolution had a massive effect on Blake writing the wedding:
The American and French Revolutions promised a greater international; and stirred Blake to a brand new enthusiasm, from which he deduced the speculation that obvious Evil, equivalent to battle, is just power operating opposed to establishment. This used to be a brand new conception of fact; all his difficulties appeared solved by means of it; and he hailed the sunshine triumphantly in one other booklet, the wedding of Heaven and Hell (1793)

except the hole Argument and the music of Liberty, the whole booklet is written in prose.
The publication is set the 1st individual narrator’s stopover at to Hell, an idea taken through Blake from Dante’s Inferno and Milton’s Paradise misplaced. Like many different of Blake’s works, the wedding of Heaven and Hell used to be prompted by means of the mysticism of Swedish theosophist Emanuel Swedenborg. in addition, the wedding of Heaven and Hell is usually partly a satire on Emanuel Swedenborg’s writings, specifically on Heaven and Hell from which Blake tailored the name, and at the New Jerusalem Church which was once manage by means of Swedenborg’s British followers.

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