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Paradise Lost John Milton's Paradise Lost is one of the greatest epic poems in the English language It tells the story of the Fall of Man a tale of immense drama and excitement of rebellion and treachery of innocence pitted against corruption in which God and Satan fight a bitter battle for control of mankind's destiny The struggle rages across three worlds heaven hell and earth as Satan and his band of rebel angels plot their revenge against God At the center of the conflict are Adam and Eve who are motivated by all too human temptations but whose ultimate downfall is unyielding loveMarked by Milton's characteristic erudition Paradise Lost is a work epic both in scale and notoriously in ambition For nearly 350 years it has held generation upon generation of audiences in rapt attention and its profound influence can be seen in almost every corner of Western culture

About the Author: John Milton

Oliver Cromwell He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval and is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost 1667 written in blank verseMilton's poetry and prose reflect deep personal convictions a passion for freedom and self determination and the urgent issues and political turbulence of his day Writing in English Latin Greek and Italian he achieved international renown within his lifetime and his celebrated Areopagitica 1644—written in condemnation of pre publication censorship—is among history's most influential and impassioned defenses of free speech and freedom of the pressWilliam Hayley's 1796 biography called him the greatest English author and he remains generally regarded as one of the preeminent writers in the English language though critical reception has oscillated in the centuries since his death often on account of his republicanism Samuel Johnson praised Paradise Lost as a poem whichwith respect to design may claim the first place and with respect to performance the second among the productions of the human mind though he a Tory and recipient of royal patronage described Milton's politics as those of an acrimonious and surly republicanBecause of his republicanism Milton has been the subject of centuries of British partisanship

10 thoughts on “Paradise Lost

  1. says:

    in middle school i had seen this book lying around the house and for some reason it struck me as very impressive i didn't ever want to read it but i wanted to give off the impression that i was the type of person who would read it i did this with a few other books too catcher in the rye on the road ect i carried it to school so that teachers would see it in my possession and prominently displayed it on my bedsid

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    There's all this debate over why Satan is so appealing in Paradise Lost Did Milton screw up? Is he being cynical or a double secret atheist? And why is God such a dick?But no one asks whether say Shakespeare screwed up in making Iago so much fun; they just give him credit for writing an awesome villain And that's all Milton's doing Satan is tempting for us because Satan is tempting for us That's the point of Satan If Mi

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    Paradise Lost is the uintessential epic poem and its protagonist Satan is the uintessential anti hero “Better to reign in Hell than to serve in Heaven” It’s almost impossible to read this without in some way sympathising with him Although he is vain full of pride and evil he is still a fallen angel And that’s kind of important In the early cantos he is powerful persuasive and godly though he ultimately becomes corrupt

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    THE CONUEST OF PRIDEThe road winds inListlessness of ancient warLangour of broken steelClamour of confused wrong aptIn silence Memory is strongBeyond the bone Pride snappedShadow of pride is longTS ELIOT RANNOCH AT GLENCOEWhen TS Eliot visited the Scottish Highlands in his later years he saw at first hand the site of the Glencoe Massacre at the time of the doomed Jacobite uprising of 1689 As he mused who knows if he also thought of his

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    Portions of this book were assigned for my Brit Lit class I read about half of the assigned portions I was distracted at the time by various events in life and wasn't yet a very good student My professor had done his PhD work on Milton and taught with a contagious passion So much passion that I decided after the discussion was over to buy the whole book During our five day Fall break in my sopho year I sat on the front lawn of my college and r

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    When I think of Milton's epic poem about Satan and his fall from grace I most freuently think of two anecdotes apart from the actual work brilliant and a foundation of modern literature as it isFirst I recall the scene from Animal House when Donald Sutherland begins a smarmy condescendingly pretentious uestion to his class about Milton's intentions for introducing Satan as such an interesting character punctuating the delivery with a crisp bite of his

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    Is Satan coming? Are we in the End of Days?Is the Earth heating under the Sun's Rays?Is it all make believe manipulation or true?Why on this wonderful Earth is everybody blue?Are we in the Rapture? Impending Doom?Lightning strikes sink holes and thunderous sonic boomsEbola and earth uakes hurricanes and tornadoes tooNow I can see why we are feeling blueForest fires tsunamis land slides and HailWatching the mainstream news it looks like HellFake news and propa

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    EDIT 26122018 I'm not answering comments on this review any because I find that I have to constantly repeat myself If you feel the need to point out Paradise Lost is a classic and was written during an era when women had few rights please refer to the comment section I'm fucking done The 50 word review that launched a thousand trollsFuck your misogyny Fuck your scorning Greek gods as false gods then using its mythology left and right as metaphors Fuck your punishing

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    Milton wrote this while blind and claimed it was the result of divine inspiration which visited him nightly There are few texts that could reasonably be added into the Bible and this is certainly one of them the Divine Comedy is another Paradise Lost outlines portions of the Bible which thanks to its haphazard combination of mythic stories are never fully explored In fact most of Paradise Lost has become tacitly accepted into the Christian mythos even if most Christians do n

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    “What does the word ‘Paradise’ signifies to a human being?” Is it the state of blissfulness which one acknowledges in life owing to the absence of all fears as can be experienced in this dwelling place of ours? Or is it an actual place somewhere in heaven which is the ultimate goal that humans wish to achieve?As a child I had a profound belief in the idea of God and heaven too Yes and perhaps the reason I wished to believe in him was the fact that world seemed a beautiful pl

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