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)
The description of human sexual hierarchy in Book Four of Paradise Lost is contrasted with the depiction of angelic hierarchy in Book Five. Both the Archangel Raphaels and Satans accounts and theories of creation are examined. The poems complex and vacillating endorsement of arbitrary decree, on the one hand, and egalitarian self-determination, on the other, is probed. The nature of matter and physical being in Heaven and Eden are explored with particular emphasis placed on the poems monistic elements. Overall, Miltons willingness to question accepted religious, social, and political doctrine, even that which authorities in his own poem seem to express, is stressed.
0000 - Chapter 1. Men vs. Women The Coexistence of Freedom and Social Hierarchy in "Paradise Lost" Book IV
0849 - Chapter 2. Angels vs. Humans The Coexistence of Freedom and Social Hierarchy in "Paradise Lost" Book V
4034 - Chapter 3. Satans Discussion with Abdiel
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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.