Marxist interpretations of “The Chimney Sweeper” in a new paper

Two scholars from Pakistan offer a Marxist interpretation of class politics in Blake's famous Song.

Volume 4, issue 1 of the Human Nature Journal of Social Sciences includes an article by two scholars from Pakistan, Filza Batool and Muhammad Arfan Lodhi, "Marxist Perspective in “The Chimney Sweeper” by William Blake":

The study aims to delineate the ideathat the ruling class exploits the working class. According to Marxist ideology, capitalism is the major cause of creating class differences. There is conflict between the two classes i.e. the bourgeoisie and proletariat. The working class is always exploited at the hands of the upper class. Therefore, the study deals with application of Marxist theory of „Exploitation of Labor‟ to understand the poetic verses of William Blake‟s poem the “The Chimney Sweeper”, which highlights the matter of child labor during the 18th century.

Filza Batool is an M.Phil Scholar with the Department of English, NCBA&E University Bahawalpur, Pakistan, and Muhammad Arfan Lodhi is Assistant Professor, Higher Education Department (Collegiate Wing) Punjab, Pakistan

This paper is available at the Human Nature Journal of Social Sciences. (Open Access.)