The True Evil - Frankenstein

William Blake's "The Tyger," meant to be read in conjunction with Blake's "The Lamb," tells a tale of two sides. While "The Lamb" speaks of softness and goodness, "The Tyger" tells of a powerful and evil nature. Blake asks the Tyger the question "Did he who made the Lamb make thee?"(line 20). This question represents the overall theme of the poem. How can two creations be opposite in so many ways yet related-or are they related to each other? "The Tyger" questions the truth of a two sided world and of a God that creates both good and evil.
The reader's initial reaction to "Tyger," as used in the title and in the poem, asks if the word is spelled incorrectly. Should the word be ...

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twice in the beginning stanza to gain the creature's attention. The poem then offers a brief view of the creature and its setting. This view tells of the evil of this creature. "Burning bright" creates a picture of a fire and a symbol of hell. "The night" adds to the portrayal of evil. Blake then asks the "Tyger," What "immortal hand" (God) could create this "fearful symmetry?"(lines 3 and 4). This "symmetry" relates the "Tyger" to the "Lamb" and through the metaphor, Satan to Jesus. Given this interpretation, the question asks how God could create both the ultimate of good and the ultimate of evil.
"In what distant deeps or skies / Burnt the fire of thine eyes? / On what wings dare he aspire? / What the hand dare seize the fire?" (Lines 5-8) The first two lines ask where the evil came from that created the Devil. The Christian world holds a belief that God is the ultimate good. If this is true, where would this evil have come from? Line eight, "On what wings dare he ...

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