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Romantic Traits In The Human Abstract My aim for this essay is to try to bring out and analyse the romantic themes that can be reflected from The Human Abstract written by William Blake If there now are any Let us find out Pity would be no more If we did not make somebody poor And Mercy no more could be If all were happy as we These sentences emphasise the separation between superiors and inferiors caused by the mankind It is like we are driven to cause harm to uphold our humanity and its touch of sentimentality Both Pity and Mercy seems to be very empty words containing no actual shame beyond themselves in this meaning Their existence seems here to be of more stronger importance To use this words we have to have suffering and pleasure so they would have any real function And mutual fear brings peace Till the selfish loves increase Then Cruelty knits a snare And spreads his baits with care A small draught of fear in our minds creates respect against the nature that is surrounding us To look with two eyes instead of one we can maintain the peace and harmony and observe it for what it is Only when we start to watch the nature from an internal perspective based on own needs it safety is in real threat This frightening development can then arise in pure cruelty and its thoughts become actions The darkness then drag us down under and forces us to his side With a friendly eye to the out side it is easy to be fooled by its truly face He sits down with holy fears and waters the ground with tears Then Humility takes its root Underneath his foot The Mankinds soul is filled with different emotions Fear is the most frightening feeling we
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