The Garden of Bones

The Garden of love (141) is a sarrowful and reminiscent tell of someone who vists a garden that they used to go to as a child. In stanzas 1 (line 1-4); I went to the Garden of Love, And saw what I never had seen: A chapel was built in the midst; Where I used to play on the green. The Garden of love was something that was special to the narrator a place where they played and had good rememories of. Now there is a Chapel or church in the middle of the garden disrupting that nature of happiness and joy that once was. In the next four stanzas 2( lines 5-8); And  the gates to the chapel were shut, And Thou Shalt Not writ over the door; So I turn’d to the Garden of love, That so many sweet flowers bore. With the doors of the chapel shu it could mean that the narrator is shut out of the place that once brought him jiy in more ways than one. The Garden that they enjoyed so much was gone and replaced by a church that they couldn’t even get into. Also the line,”And Thou Shalt Not writ over the door”(line 6) could go back to the 10 commandment seeing as this is a church. And that when the narrator turn’d from the gates now facing the garden seeing where all the flowers used to be. In the last stanza ( lins 9-12); And I saw it was filled with graves, And tomb-stones where flowers should be, And Priests in black gowns were walking their rounds, And binding with brairs my joys and desires. In the last stanza we see that the Garden of love has be turned into a graveyard with tomb-stones where the flowers once were. In the “garden” there are priest going around most like taking care of the tombs or hosting funerals. The joy that the narrator had remembered this place hiving is being over taken by the sarrow that a place like this brings. Churches can be seen as the beginning with weddings and baptisms and the end with funerals, seen as places of great happiness or sarrow. The theme in this poem is similar to one one the Romantic periods works like Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein. In the wa that Victor Frankenstein tries to create life but messes up his own in the process. The monster may have  killed his brother, “I had hitherto supposed him to be the murderer of my brother, and I eagerly sought a comfirmation or denial of this opinion.” Victor wants to know weither or not the monster will prove his thoughts right or not. The Monster is like the end and the begain, composed of the dead parts of others but also brougth back to life. Victor “felt what the duties of a creator towards his creature were, and I ought to render him happy before I complained of his wickedness. Even though, all the monster want is to Victor to listen, Victor still wants to complain that the monster is evil.

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