A time lost in it’s own morals, seeks refuge in the knowledge and innocence of the past. William Blake used direct dictation through his poem, “THE LAMB”, in disseminating his theorem, which we, humans, seek to find peace within our selves only after reestablishing our identity with something pure. In the poem William Blake uses the Lamb, as a vessel, to interpret the innocence, we would seek to use. The speaker is seeking answers to his questions, about how the lamb gained such natural innocence. Blake’s biblical reference is also clear; although one may possibly, with out major knowledge of biblical testaments, know that Adam and Eve both “sinned”; therefore damning all mankind to eternal suffering. This eternal suffering is what the speaker may be trying to express, envy for the lamb’s godlike quality and innocence that it still retains, unlike the speaker a human by default.
“Lamb Lamb, who made thee?” A rhetorical question to ponder upon, not to seek an answer. To ask the lamb its self “who made thee?” it may answer “My mama.” Although William Blake may have not intended such simplistic interpretation; William Blake may have sought scholarly biblical people to read and interpret that single line as a passage to his chamber of innocence, and metaphorical visions of happiness. Throughout the poem the speaker continues to haggle the lamb about its nature, as if to repress the lamb’s self worth. The lamb is seen as religious icon of purity, for many religions. The speaker concludes at the end of the poem that the lamb is not it self pure, innocent, or holy but only know of that nature because it has no known sins.
... " (Shilstone 1). In "The Lamb," Blake uses the symbol of the lamb to paint a picture of innocence. The lamb is a symbol of Jesus ... . In line twenty of "The Tyger," William Blake says, "Did He who make the lamb make thee" (Blake 539). What he is wondering is ... to him. The persona of these two poems has helped William Blake creature the picture of good and evil. Rhyme is an ...
The sin of Adam and Eve, that caused damnation, is a human one, and with such the speaker looks upon himself with dislike and seeks a new face of innocence by following the lamb’s example. What is innocence? in. no. ce nce (^in^1 e-sens) noun 1. The state, quality, or virtue of being innocent, as: . a.
Freedom from sin, moral wrong, or guilt through lack of knowledge of evil. b. Guiltlessness of a specific legal crime or offense. c. Freedom from guile, cunning, or deceit; simplicity or artlessness. d.
Lack of worldliness or sophistication; naivet’e. e. Lack of knowledge or understanding; ignorance. f. Freedom from harmfulness; inoffensiveness. The lamb a symbol of innocence, ignorance, purity, and self justification or just a lamb.
Children are biblically innocent, the speaker contrast himself, the higher divinity, and the lamb to children. In this interpretation of “children” the speaker may possibly be trying to use ignorance as an excuse for sin in his life. The lamb’s natural gifts are clearly envied by the speaker, the gifts being food, shelter, and happiness. William Blake may have used this scene of lush valleys to allow the reader to also feel the envy towards the lamb’s peaceful existence. The lamb by no fault of its own is prosecuted by speaker, later to be found incoherent with his own tortures and suffrages. Humans, biblically damned to eternal unhappiness, the past was the beginning of future’s pain.
The biblical reference to Adam and Eve is subtle but clear enough with the envy portrayed by the speaker towards the lamb. The eternal suffering will not cease; until, by Blake’s writing, humans take acknowledgment of their own faults. There are no clear answers to any of the speaker’s questions throughout the poem, causing the reader to stir within themselves the answer. The lamb was only a convey er of unattainable innocence. Blake’s wordage and dictation throughout the poem is lyrical but also dead, in the sense that Blake spoke of things to narrowly. The lamb the natural ignorance, innocence, and ability to live bountifully; a thing we, humans, will always envy..
... the " Introduction " to Experience. In the Introduction to Innocence, Blake uses such symbols as the lamb and child to express his view of ... the center of Blake's thought are two conceptions of innocence and experience, 'the two contrary states of the human soul'. Innocence is the ... the world was made for the benefit of human beings, and the other is ignorance to this world. As the child grows ...