Yale,, Fall 2007 , Prof. John Rogers
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Introduction: Milton, Power, and the Power of Milton - The Infant Cry of God - Credible Employment - Poetry and Virginity - Poetry and Marriage - Lycidas - Areopagitica - Paradise Lost, Book - God and Mammon: The Wealth of Literary Memory - The Miltonic Smile - The Blind Prophet
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Milton (ENGL 220)
This second lecture on Paradise Lost looks at hell and its inhabitants, as depicted in Books I and II. Miltons struggle both to match and outdo his literary predecessors is examined by way of allusions to the works of Homer and Edmund Spenser, particularly the cave of Mammon episode in Book Two of The Faerie Queene. The presence of classical mythological figures, such as Medusa and Mulciber, in the Christian hell of Paradise Lost is pondered, along with early distinctions in the poem, frequently blurred, between good and evil, beautiful and ugly, and heaven and hell.
0000 - Chapter 1. Was Memory the Source of Miltons Poetic Inspiration?
0403 - Chapter 2. Milton Defends the Divine Authority behind his Poem
0802 - Chapter 3. "Paradise Lost" A Literary Fantasy of Forgetfulness
1622 - Chapter 4. The Cave of Mammon and the Theme of Temptation
2436 - Chapter 5. Analyzing "Paradise Lost"
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This course was recorded in Fall 2007.
Sep 12, 2018
Excellent course helped me understand topic that i couldn't while attendinfg my college.
March 29, 2019
Great course. Thank you very much.