By:Joshua Howard AKA:THE FACE

The Forge(1817):Francisco Goya

Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe; All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe.

"Beware the Jabberwock, my son The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch!"

He took his vorpal sword in hand; Long time the manxome foe he sought— So rested he by the Tumtum tree, And stood awhile in thought.

And, as in uffish thought he stood, The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame, Came whiffling through the tulgey wood, And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! And through and through The vorpal blade went snicker-snack! He left it dead, and with its head He went galumphing back.

"And hast thou slain the Jabberwock? Come to my arms, my beamish boy! O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!" He chortled in his joy.

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe; All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe.

The Artist

                                                     Francisco de Goya

"The object of my work is to report the actuality of events" -Francisco de Goya

Francosco Goya was born in 1746 on the 30th of March in fuendetodos,spain-and he died in 1828 on the 16th of April.he was seen as a huge influence to the painters of the 19th and 20th century painters.Goya did not believe that there was any set rules for his art.He believed that the painters vision was more important than traditional views.Goya liked to paint the truth.

Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll,the author of Jabberwocky,was born on the 27th of January in 1832 and He died on the 14th of January  in 1898.Carroll was also the author of the popular novel Alice's Adventure in Wonderland(1871) the books popularity grew so large that Carroll decided to write a sequel to the book called Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There(1871).When Carroll died the book Alice's Adventure had become the most popular book in England and  in 34 years after his death it had become the most popular book in the world.The Jabberwocky was introduced in the sequel Through the looking glass


when I was looking for a picture to connect to the poem Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll I was looking for something that would not just be very straight froward but perhaps showed the preparation of a warrior going to battle or shinning there armor.however when I came across The Forge by Francisco Goya,I Saw it as they were making the weapon for the warrior to slay the Jabberwocky and the intense look in the eyes of the blacksmiths as they were working on the blade as if was going to slice its way into the history books with one mighty swipe of the sword.The men were not the warrior going to slay the beast but they were making the tool that would be used to slay it.Even if the men forging the weapon are not in the spot light they are a large part of the operation.

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