How does William Blake show the insufficiency of unselfish love in "The Clod and the Pebble"?how does his view of the dual nature of love…

How does William Blake show the insufficiency of unselfish love in "The Clod and the Pebble"?how does his view of the dual nature of love…

How does William Blake show the insufficiency of unselfish love in "The Clod and the Pebble"?how does his view of the dual nature of love…

How does William Blake show the insufficiency of unselfish love in "The Clod and the Pebble"?how does his view of the dual nature of love…

In this poem, Blake seems to be saying that the unselfish love that the clod praises is too weak.  He seems to me to be saying that the clod is about to be trampled by the cow’s hooves and all its love will not do it any good.This is in direct conflict with, at the very least, a New Testament view of love.  The pebble’s view does not match up with the Beatitudes, for example.  I cannot see the pebble being characterized as meek or pure in spirit.  But yet it seems to be saying (and Blake seems to agree) that it will inherit the earth.
How does William Blake show the insufficiency of unselfish love in "The Clod and the Pebble"?how does his view of the dual nature of love…
How does William Blake show the insufficiency of unselfish love in "The Clod and the Pebble"?how does his view of the dual nature of love…
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How does William Blake show the insufficiency of unselfish love in "The Clod and the Pebble"?how does his view of the dual nature of love…
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