There are many things to compare when it comes to William Blake's "The
Lamb" and "The Tyger." "The Lamb" is portrayed with clarity and morality.
The two poems both have a concern for the natural world of God itself.
Blake seems to have a high regard for the initiator of the Lamb but as one
reads in "The Tyger", Blake seems to be perplexed as well as bewildered by
the tiger. He does show that he appreciates the living creature but he also
adds that he cannot comprehend how anyone, or anything, could make such
a creature be graceful and at the same time be such a vicious prowler. One
can understand the status of Blake's beliefs of the Tiger because of the
strong words he uses. He constructs many references to Hell, recounting "a
furnace", "the chain", and "the hammer." (130). The whole poem is a
portrayal of the potential construction of the Tiger.
To one a quote such
as, "What dread hand, & what dread feet?" (130) can possibly center on the
initial creator him or herself. Blake might be telling the reader the message
that in order to make such a lethal being, the makers have to be fairly fatal
themselves. This might also lead one to the idea that Blake focuses on the
mere fact that there is two different creators in this world. In contrast
though he goes on to wonder if it is just one originator. "Dost thou know
who made thee?"(120) show's the point exactly. Perhaps the creator is just
one in a whole.
Blake's capability to make both prowler and prey signifies his skill to create
human being within the constraints of his own words. Many can understand
this correlation since in the world today a person can...