The Chimney Sweeper Essay

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Everyone has hope and imagination, everyone has their wonderland, specially children. Somehow, some could not achieve their thoughts and feeling, and because of generation and time period, some even could not express them out. The child, Tom in "The Chimney Sweeper" can only implement his hope and wish in his artificial dream. It is ironic that an innocent child cannot even achieve a hope of wanting freedom in such a young age. During the French revolution and war time period, the children like Tom, those who do not have parents when they are born are meant to be a worker without any freedom. Therefore, they are the children that do not have an innocent life and childhood experience. Which is a tragic. The children in the war time period are experiencing the darkest side of the world and they witness the crude reality between human, and it is not supposed to happen in front of a child. At the very beginning of the poem, Tom already has no chance to feel the warmness of a family and parents' love. "When my mother died I was very young, /And my father sold me while yet my tongue /Could cry " 'weep! 'weep! 'weep! 'weep!". (Blake line 1-3). It is sad that a kid could barely speak and he will never have a chance to do what a child is supposed to try and experience. He never gets to play with the other children, he never gets to sit around the table with his family and eat together. He only has a choice that brings his stuff to work. "And got with our bags and our brushes to work". (Blake 22). So they described themselves are living in the coffins to illustrate the crude reality. The children do not wish much, they just hope to live with freedom, and make friend with the nature, this is already the biggest wish they have ever had. Which is not like the people involved the French revolution, their purposes have covered destruction, authority... They have

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