Women in Romantic Literature

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Women in Romantic Literature:
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Sinner or Victim
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------------------------------------------------- [ Amanda Schwartz ]
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Professor Bardsley
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English 324
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This is important because it shows Oothoon breaking away from the conventions that have been forced upon her and starts to understand that beauty is everywhere and should not be limited. A line in the poem which meter is extended by the use of spondees to convey the importance of what is being said is, “I cry Love! Love! Love! Happy Happy Love! Free as the mountain wind!” (Blake 7.16). The importance of this line is that it holds the message of the poem which is that love should be and have no restrictions just like nature shown by Blake referring to love being as free as a mountain wind which has nothing to block it off. Also by having Oothoon be the one speak this line it supports how Oothoon understands there is no need for all these rules and limitations that Theotormon is tormenting himself about. She even goes as far to question Theotormon about his devotion to religion asking,
“Why dost thou seek religion?
Is it because acts are not lovely, that thou seekest solitude,
Where the horrible darkness is impressed with reflection of desire” (Blake 7.9-11)
She is able to realize that the life he is following is one filled with the same desires she has only he is

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