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Assumptions Of Society In 3 Poems By William Blake

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Society is seen very differently through the eyes of different poets. Society is seen as a good and a bad, also seen through opinions. We can see the differences between classes, between children and adults, and between those who rebel against the government. Each poem is by the same poet, William Blake and he shows us different perspections of the world that he lived in. Therefore, how do these poems prompt me to rethink assumptions about society from the following texts as stated above?
Firstly, what is society like in The Lamb and The Tyger? The Lamb represents the poor of a country which makes them seem smaller in society. The Tyger represents the rich that have higher living standards than the lower standards. The two groups have the names, becks and non-becks. Becks are the rich people in society and non-becks the poor people in society. We see there is a conflict between the two groups ...view middle of the document...

It mainly reminds us about the lack of child labor laws which are supposed to protect children from over working and protection from work site accidents. So the society is before the time in which children are protected from doing too much labor. As I rethink society through this text, I can see why the United States issued labor laws to protect the children. This poem directly links poor children to being the most vunerable because of the simple job of the chimney sweeper. “And so he was quiet and that very night, as Tom was a sleeping he had such a sight, that thousands of sweepers Dick, Joe, Ned, and Jack were all of them lock’d up in coffins of black.”
Lastly, what is society like in Infant Sorrow? Society in this poem is represented by the rebels of society. This poem is about how a baby rebels against his father to be with his mother. This is the analogy though, it shows the values, dangers, and challenges with non-comformality. As I rethink society throught this text, I can definitely see a direct correlation of this poem to today’s society that I live in. There are rebels everywhere and this country that I live in helps create rebels from laws passed and not passed. Then, there’s rebels in the world, where wars can start just to protect values. “Struggling in my father’s hands, striving against my swaddling bands; bound and weary, I thought best to sulk upon my mother’s breast.”
In conclusion, each of the poems represent different societies through time and as I rethink each of them I can see the impacts they have on society today. For examply, looking at The Chimney Sweepers, laws have been put in place to make sure children can’t work over twelve hours and day and can’t work past seven at night. There is a similarity between The Lamb and The Tyger even today, if we use the idea of how the rich and poor are treated much different. And in Infant Sorrow, society is continually affected by rebels from within the country or around the world. So, the assumptions of society have changed, but some have stayed the same even after hundreds of years and changes in technology.

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