Blake critics

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Sagar on Songs of Innocence
'They mime the state of infancy in their simplicity and vulnerability'
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Sehgal on The Sick Rose
The Sick Rose 'shows the destructive effects of sexual repression'
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Evans on repression
'Repression was what Blake was concerned about above all else'
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Evans on wisdom
'Wisdom speaks with the voice of a child'
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Lindsey on Blake's outlook on society
'Blake cries out that...life is enslaved, that in the impulses of imagination and nowhere else is there sanctity, truth, or love'
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Dike about The School Boy
The School Boy 'clearly conveys the message that school...is just another restriction forced upon them to steal their happiness'
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Bronowski about religion
'Blake saw Jesus Christ as spiritual goodness but God was associated with tyranny and repression'
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Daiches about Blake
Blake 'was a man of his time who responded characteristically and sometimes violently to the main political and social events of his age'
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Rousseau
'Man is born free and everywhere in chains'
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Collings about Blake's life
'He lived through the rise of industrialisation, commercialisation, and rationalism. He was against all three'.
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The Sick Rose 'shows the destructive effects of sexual repression'

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Sehgal on The Sick Rose

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'Repression was what Blake was concerned about above all else'

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'Wisdom speaks with the voice of a child'

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'Blake cries out that...life is enslaved, that in the impulses of imagination and nowhere else is there sanctity, truth, or love'

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