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 Love.Marked 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.Paradise Lost

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 verse.Milton 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 press.William 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 republican.Because of his republicanism, Milton has been the subject of centuries of British partisanship.

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  • Paradise Lost
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  • 10 August 2017

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 bedside table to let friends and family know after actually reading the book for a brit lit class i realized how wrong my thirteen year old self was with the image i assumed i was portraying most likely people realized that i was desperate for attention and for some strange reason was using john milton to get it, but on the off chance they did believe i was into paradise lost, i must have seemed like a total psycho the book is about a war waged in hell after satan s fall into the underworld all of the descriptions are completely graphic and grotesque i think i blocked a lot o...

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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 Milton didn t make him as appealing as possible, he d be doing Satan a disservice And Eve, for that matter.Similarly, God s a dick because God s a dick You ve read the Old Testament He s not exactly all flowers and hugs there either Again, Milton s just being true to his characters, and writing a great story while he s at it There s slightly to it than that, yeah For example it s hinted a little that God sets Satan up to fall He gives a stern warning that anyone who disobeys him or his son will be cast out of Heaven But since there s no sin or evil at the time of his speech, why give the warning Isn t that like saying Don t touch these cookies while I m gone to a kid who didn t realize there were cookies until you pointed them out Here s my advice to people considerin...

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    Paradise Lost is the quintessential epic poem and its protagonist, Satan, is the quintessential 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 corrupted by his own selfish desires and ruins himself He is blinded by ambition and God s glory He is jealous and power hungry and reals over what he will never have He deteriorates and festers, becoming evil as his pain increases The hell he feels at his separation from God is projected outwards and he looses himself in maelstrom of emotions that inflict his soul He lives in denial and becomes demented that much so he is reduced to the form of a snake The once magnificent angel, tall and proud, now slithers on the floor with the beasts Satan is fearless Eternal damnation did not make him baulk As a form of petty revenge for his perpetual banishment from heaven, Satan determines to corrupt mankind and prove that God s creation is fallible, weak and debased He creates S...

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    When I think of Milton s epic poem about Satan and his fall from grace, I most frequently think of two anecdotes apart from the actual work, brilliant and a foundation of modern literature as it is.First, I recall the scene from Animal House, when Donald Sutherland begins a smarmy, condescendingly pretentious question to his class about Milton s intentions for introducing Satan as such an interesting character, punctuating the delivery with a crisp bite of his apple As the bell rings and the class dutifully escapes from his lecture, he deflates and mutters about how boring it all is.Secondly, I recall a misadventure I had in college At the time I was an honors English student at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, back in the post ice age times of the late eighties I unslung my Civil War musket and headed to class, knowing that I had been guilty of aggravated student procrastination Due that very morning was a paper we actually used to physically write out essays back then, with pen or pencil and on an essay book and my very ambitious subject was a comparison between the literary styles o...

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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 read Paradise Lost Nonstop, getting up for meals and other important breaks but otherwise spending that whole break reading Milton Hardly anyone else remained on campus The weather was cool and breezy and beautiful I sat under a tree and read lengthy portions out loud, which helped me get into the rhythm Once in the rhythm of reading I tasted heaven itself This book was an awakening for me, a trigger that opened up my soul and allowed me to understand a small portion of eternity It was an epiphany weekend for me, one which transformed my soul, and remains in many ways an anchor for my faith During the dark times of my soul I remembered those days and knew, knew, knew there was something to still hope for This is a hard ...

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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 quakes, hurricanes and tornadoes tooNow I can see why we are feeling blueForest fires, tsunamis, land slides and HailWatching the mainstream news, it looks like Hell Fake news and propaganda, rhetoric , is it all that is seenAll this mayhem and misery, coming from the TV ScreenTerrorism, false flags, usury and greedPeople living on top of each other, all race, and persuasion and creedWe would get along swimmingly, if we were not controlled, Lorded over by a few Elite, cabal, hiddenKnowledge kept esoteric, to us ForbiddenIs Satan Saturn The father of time Old Nick, as in the Nick of timeAre we trapped in a matrix, a primeval soup, dark matter, black slime So dense with materialism, constricting like a snakeKeeping up with this capitalism, something has to breakThe serpent swallowing its tail, does capitalism work When the Elites own it all, people will go berserkOrchestrated chaos, civil unrest, ...

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    EDIT 26 12 2018 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 trolls Fuck your misogyny ...

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    THE CONQUEST OF PRIDEThe road winds inListlessness of ancient war,Langour of broken steel,Clamour of confused wrong, aptIn silence Memory is strongBeyond the bone Pride snapped,Shadow of pride is long.T.S ELIOT, RANNOCH AT GLENCOEWhen T.S 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 own earlier words on this poetry, poetry that was composed at a religiously fractious moment of British history in the same timeframe as Glencoe Milton s Paradise Lost Perhaps he was remembering his comment that Milton could never endear himself to us readers Who knowsBut maybe this great twentieth century poet also called to mind, as he meditated on war and pride, his own opinion that there is no wisdom beyond the wisdom of humility Pride begins and ends all wars, and pride can be the downfall of anyone s religion But humility is grace.And pride is the last enemy we must defeat on the road to self knowledge.John Milton was a proud man, and he was valiantly attempting to work out his salvation with diligence as Eliot s character of the ps...

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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 not recognize it as a source It also updated not only the epic, but the heroic form, and its questioning of the devil is a great philosophical exploration, even if it may ultimately prove a failure, as I shall try to explain.The question remains even if the Vatican did not explicitly include it, why are there not smaller sects which so often spring up around such and inspiring and daring work The answer is that one need not explicitly include something that has been included implicitly Many readers accept Milton s view of events as accurate and that it was wholly derived from the Bible, when in fact, it is largely an original work.Under Constantine, Hell and the Devil were re conceptualized The representation of Hell in the Bible is often metaphorical, and does not include fire and brimstone Hell is defined as absence from God and nothing This is supposed to be...

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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 place, a place where everything was just as it should have been Loving parents and siblings, affectionate neighbors, and an innocent belief, one which leads a child to trust even an unknown smiling stranger on the road But that was a long time ago Times have changed faster since then Faster than I could get a chance to put everything together and analyze the reason why it changed It changed almost everyday since I grew big enough to understand that not every stranger could be trusted The affectionate neighbors or relatives were not that amiable so as to forgive an innocent childhood indulgence, that parents were not the super humans, perfect and devoid of all faults, and that, nobody was perfect, not even me And then the whole world started to seem to be at disharmony There were ...

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