Abovian Alencar Alfieri Andersen A. Blake disapproved of Dante for depicting God as a vengeful judge, whose role was to inflict ingenious punishment similar to his own Urizenand these details are his subtle protest. Blake imitated Flaxman's austere, simple mode of pure outline engraving. Ackroyd notes that " Soon that joy was chased.
He saw the concept of "sin" as a trap to bind men's desires the briars of Garden of Loveand believed that restraint in obedience to a moral code imposed from the outside was against the spirit of life:.
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His experiences in Westminster Abbey helped form his artistic style and ideas. An introduction to the illuminated verseUniversity of Chicago, That Man has two real existing principles Viz: Pierre Berger also analyses Blake's early mythological poems such as Ahania as declaring marriage laws to be a consequence of the fallenness of humanity, as these are born from pride and jealousy. It has been supposed that, despite his opposition to Enlightenment principles, Blake arrived at a linear aesthetic that was in many ways more similar to the Neoclassical engravings of John Flaxman than to the works of the Romantics, with whom he is often classified. The storm, of course, represents irresistible passion.