Agora a serpente sorrateira anda: o diabólico como uma força criadora em O Casamento do Céu e do Inferno, de William Blake

Autores

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5007/2175-8026.2021.e74827

Palavras-chave:

Serpente, Diabólico, Energia

Resumo

Em O Casamento do Céu e do Inferno (1790-1793), William Blake oferece uma trilha para voar pelo Universo. A sua musa, a “serpente sorrateira”, elucida o conceito de que o diabólico não contém em si a ideia do mal - no entanto, é uma nascente ativa da Energia, pois toda existência é sagrada. Este estudo entende a viagem profética da narração em direção ao mistério como uma forma que a voz poética ergue contra a Razão (Bem), para se empoderar na Energia do Diabo (ou do Inferno). Adotou-se, assim, a ideia do diabólico como força vital, evitando-se definições dogmáticas e religiosas do termo, temática com a qual o autor muitas vezes se debatiava , principalmente no que diz respeito a sua ruptura com o pensamento de Emanuel Swedenborg. Outro ponto pesquisado foi em relação às distintas representações visuais do mito da serpente nas ilustrações de Blake, como em "A Serpente Atacando Buoso Donatin" (1826-7, reimpresso em 1892) e em "O espiritual de Nelson guiando o Leviatã" ( 1805-1809). Tanto em obras escritas quanto pictóricas, o autor afirma que a serpente simboliza o sagrado que vive em todas as coisas profanas.

Biografia do Autor

Marcele Aires Franceschini, Pós-Doutorado na Universidade Estadual de Londrina (UEL)

Professora do Departamento de Teorias Linguísticas e Literárias (DTL) da Universidade Estadual de Maringá (UEM)

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2021-01-28

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Contextos literários: releituras e intertextos