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Ulf Kristiansen

The Tiger and the Lamb 02:29, Color, Stereo, NO, 2009

Two poems by William Blake, animated by Ulf Kristiansen, give a perspective on religion that includes the good and clear as well as the terrible and inscrutable. These poems complement each other to produce a fuller account than either offers independently. They offer a good instance of how Blake himself stands somewhere outside the perspectives of innocence and experience he projects.
By letting the tiger recite The Lamb to the lamb makes the tiger appear somewhat mephistophelian even though it does not seem like the lamb is letting herself to be seduced. The tiger is also less than impressed by the lamb’s poetry reading and seems to be planning his next meal.