In Blake's "Book of Thel" we are confronted with Thel, a virgin shepherdess who fails to find her place in life and the meaning of it as a whole. Tel's predicament is her distress caused by her sense of mortality, on the one hand she wants the chance to experience life but on the other she fears it, since the chance of death is near. Throughout the text we track Thel's journey while she asks the lily, the cloud, the worm and the clod of clay to give her the answer concerning their place in the universe as mortal beings.These seemingly insignificant beings give Thel their answers relating to the natural cycle of things that occur in nature, giving themselves a role as servants for a higher purpose, sacrificing themselves for the greater good. But Thel does not recognize her place in this order of the natural cycle. She refuses to accept the subjectivity of the world since it isn't substantial and permanent. Every time one of the creatures she talks to gives her an answer concerning its place as a thing sentenced to pass away from the world, Thel compares herself to it, unaware of the unjust comparison she is making.On the final plate of the poem Thel comes to her grave and hears her own unanswered questions echoed to her. Instead of facing them she chooses to run away to the sanctuary of immortality. This shows us that all along, Thel's predicament was her own fear to experience, afraid of breaking any boundary that could take her to a point of no return.Thel was desperately searching for a straight forward answer telling her is life worth it. The problem is, there is no answer, no matter how much time and energy religion and philosophy spend trying to find one. The answer isn't universal, it is personal.