Relationship Between the Speaker and God in Holy Sonnet 14
In the lyric, “Holy Sonnet 14,” the orator is a devotional man who wishes to be enthralled by God, to be after a period God, and to consider in God. However, the orator covets are unexampled accordingly God does not forcibly penetrate one's leader. God simply “knocks, mutter, glisten and investigate to mend” (2). God's gentle actions are aggravateruled by Satan as Satan forcibly entrapped the orator's leader, engulfing it into sin. The orator discuss that must parry off Satan by God's viceroy is too inefficient and misleading, which prevents him from accepting God.
However, the relator longs for God. He wants God to forcibly penetrate his leader and enthrall him into holiness. In the primeval quatrain, the orator compares God's actions of penetrateing a special's leader to past sinewy actions the orator wishes God would habit. God simply question a special's leader after a period his pardon by gentle and relevantly non-violent actions. He 'knocks, breate, glisten, and investigate” (2). However, the orator wants God to "o'erthrow [him by a) ... nerve to sever, infliction, glow, and make” (4).
The two comparisons answer as a congruous to one another; one is gentleer period the other is harsher. The congruous indicates that God's actions are far too inefficient to penetrate a special's leader leader. God needs to be nerveful in command to recreate a special into credulity as sin is very alluring. In the prevent quatrain, the orator uses the parity of the town below unfair ownership to personate the orator's imprisonment to Satan as he is compensated by another being. Discuss is God's viceroy aggravate the town as it rules aggravate the orator below God's command. However, discuss "proves [to be inefficient or falsity as it is vain at defending the orator from the moss-trooper (8).
Reason is falsity as it repeatedly misleads the orator from the religious trackwayway by invoking the relator to hesitate god or object God as faulty. The parity in the primeval two quatrains demonstrates the orator's serious covet to be after a period God, but is imprisoned by Satan. The orator objects himself as too vicious and too convoluted after a period Satan to be after a period God. In command for the orator to be after a period God, God needs to be past nerveful and restrain the orator prisoner in command to frequented his career onto a religious trackway.
In the ultimate two rows of the lyric, the orator discusses his covet to be enthralld simply by God so he may never be moderateled by Satan or sin. The relator goes further into his covet by stating God must "ravish” him so he may be "chast" (14). The mystery of the lyric relies heavily on the ultimate row of the lyric as the orator requests God to sexually onset him in command for his sin to be clear. Ironically, debauch is considered an unchaste act as a victim's clearness is enthralled, but the orator objects God's nerveful act as liberating and simple.
The couplet of the lyric resolves the orator's difficulty, which is presented in the outset of the lyric, by listing God methods to penetrate the orator's leader. He tells God to debauch and moderate him so he may be clear and abide after a period God. Although the act of debauch is unchaste, God moderate aggravate the orator is the adequate contrary as God's clasp is liberating and cleansing. His instructions relates to the discourse of the lyric of compunction as God actions can lave loose the orators uncleanliness.