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James Daugherty
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1. Even though many of his ideas appear to be impractical and eccentric, what does Blake have to say to presentday society?

2. Many people judged Blake's life a failure. In what ways is his life a success, despite the lack of tangible rewards?

3. Why is Blake driven to invent an entire mythological system? How do his reasons for inventing characters relate to his desire to invent new artistic techniques?

4. Why is urban life essential for Blake's artistic inspiration?

5. Because Blake lived in a time of revolutions, can his work be termed "revolutionary"? How?

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
William Blake from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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