In Blake’s The Marriage of Heaven and Hell and Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, encounter with an otherworldly being initiates a marvelous adventure that moves the individual beyond the boundaries of everyday experience. Choose one of the poems and trace the protagonist’s movement through the fantastic region of his adventure, paying close attention to those pivotal events that shape his destiny and lead to his ultimate fate. Try to evaluate the relationship the protagonist establishes with the otherworldly creature(s), the way in which this relationship transforms the protagonist, and the new self who emerges from the marvelous adventure. You may allude to the illustrations provided by Blake and Dore to help make your point.
A Coggle Diagram about Speaker's internal journey, colors (Blue- main points, red- quotes and green- analysis), Relationships established, Actual Journey plates 17-22, Actual Journey plates 22-24 and Thesis: William Blake's entire life was an extraordinary journey, filled with visions that enlightened and inspired him. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell is a collection of significant moments, a series of smaller, enchanted journeys that combine to become one epic journey that shaped Blake into the innovative and eccentric visionary he is known as today. His narrative, although not explicitly autobiographical, tries to communicate his opinions on the world around him. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell offers an insight into some of Blake's visions and establishes relationships as a tool to explain both specific and overarching transformations that occur over the course of the poem.