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The Satanic Blake : the continuing empathy with rebellious and creative energy as presented in "Satan Rousing His Legions"

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dc.contributor.advisor Arnold, Richard
dc.contributor.author Meckelborg, Robert James
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2008-03-25T19:51:38Z
dc.date.available 2008-03-25T19:51:38Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/622
dc.description iv, 236 leaves : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm. en
dc.description.abstract Through an examination of Blake’s idea of Satan and his depiction of Satan and the rebel angels in the Paradise Lost design Satan Rousing his Legions, my thesis will demonstrate four principle findings, in addition to offering a fresh and unconventional interpretation to what is arguably Blake’s most profound depiction of Satan. One result is the demonstration that Blake maintained and developed his idea of Satan as a force of revolutionary energy and paradigm of Creative Imagination throughout his life. Secondly, I will demonstrate that Blake’s employment of, and references to, a punitive, destructive, and materialistic Satan is in fact a personification of the oppressive aspect of the Church and State. My third determination is that Blake’s vision of the Church as the oppressive and repressive tyrant Urizen did not soften as he aged but was steadfastly maintained until his death. And finally, I will establish that Blake did in fact maintain his revolutionary enthusiasm his entire life. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Arts and Science, 2007 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en
dc.subject Blake, William, 1757-1827 -- Criticism and interpretation en
dc.subject Blake, William, 1757-1827 -- Characters -- Devil en
dc.subject Devil in literature en
dc.subject Satanism in literature en
dc.title The Satanic Blake : the continuing empathy with rebellious and creative energy as presented in "Satan Rousing His Legions" en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Arts and Science en
dc.publisher.department Department of English en

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