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)
In the final lecture of the course, the analysis of Samson Agonistes comes to a conclusion with an exploration of the poems sexual imagery. Miltons choice of subject matter is puzzled over, as are the ethics of his tragic hero, particularly when compared to the heroes of Miltons previous epics. The poem is positioned as a means by which Milton ultimately resolves the poetic, religious, and career-related crises of his earlier poem, "The Passion," and the compelling relationship between the corpus and the poets biography is revisited one final time.
0000 - Chapter 1. Introduction
0207 - Chapter 2. Why Did Milton Choose Samson for the Subject of his Final Work?
3532 - Chapter 3. Final Thoughts on Milton
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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.