the tyger - Date of Reading: October 5, 2009 Title: The...

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Date of Reading: October 5, 2009 Title: The Tyger Name of Author: William Blake Date of Writing: October 8, 2009 Country of Origin: England Synopsis: Main Idea: Who is the creator of the Tyger? The Tyger explores the presence of violence and destruction in a world made by God, a benevolent entity. Main Characters/ Characteristics: 1. Tyger-is symbolic. It could stand for evil, in general, or it could allude to the powerful forces of Nature. For example, a tiger is beautiful, powerful, and agile, but at the same time, it is a terrifying animal capable of creating profound fear and death. Nature itself shares similar characteristics. Water is a natural element, required for sustaining life, but when water is uncontrolled, it can cause devastating floods. We can say the same about fire and wind. The most likely symbolic meaning of Blake's tiger, however, is the nature of mankind and his capacity for evil. Themes:
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This note was uploaded on 10/09/2010 for the course ENG Eng2301 taught by Professor Roy during the Spring '09 term at Austin Community College.

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