In order to understand Blake’s purpose for writing, the reader must firstly understand the environment in which he composed his works. Without an interpretive framework, the reader cannot grasp what Blake implies with his selection of detail. By establishing a contextual lens through which to analyze and interpret Blake’s works, one can accordingly evaluate his works. By addressing societal values and ordinances as hypocritical, corrupt, and unnaturally restrictive, Blake suggests institutions promote moral deviance and perpetuate social problems.
Dykstra, James A.
"Exploitation, Rape, Bondage—Blake’s Revolutionary Reaction,"
Rollins Undergraduate Research Journal: Vol. 5
, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholarship.rollins.edu/rurj/vol5/iss1/4