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Unformatted text preview: 2/11/11 Paradise Lost Artists’ Renditions 2/11/11 The Fall of the Rebel Angels Peter Breughel the Elder 2/11/11 A Look at the Structure of Paradise Lost (1667) l Book 1: Satanic Reflections l Book 2: The Counsel in Hell l Book 3: The Counsel in Heaven l Book 4: Entering Paradise l Books 5-8: Raphael Educates l Book 9: The Fall l Book 10: The Return l Books 11-12: Michael Educates 2/11/11 Books 1-2: Satan and his legions 2/11/11 Satan l Satan in hell 2/11/11 Satan’s Fall, Remembered: Books 1-2 2/11/11 William Blake Paradise Lost 1808 2/11/11 Book III Father, Thy Word is passed, Man shall find grace; And shall not grace find means that finds her way, The speediest of all thy winged messengers, To visit all thy creatures…3.227- 230 2/11/11 Satan overlooking Paradise: Bk 4 l Satan thinks l Adam & Eve 2/11/11 Satan With Adam And Eve (Book IV) Ah! Gentile pair, ye little think how nigh Your change approaches… 2/11/11 Raphael With Adam And Eve Books 5-8: Angelic Education 5: Angel Abdiel stands alone 6: War in Heaven 7: Creation of the World 8: Adam speaks back (his own creation, Eve’s) 2/11/11 The Downfall Of The Rebel Angels Book 6, The War in Heaven Here, Christ, like Odysseus, purges Heaven of corruption 2/11/11 Adam And Eve Sleeping Book 8: Adam dreams the creation of Eve and awakes to find her 2/11/11 The Creation Of Eve Book 8: Adam remembers 2/11/11 The Temptation Of Eve Book 9: Here the snake puts the fruit in her mouth while Adam has his back turned… 2/11/11 Eve, Tempted Alone l Book 9 2/11/11 The Prophecy of the Crucifixion Michael in Books 11-12 recounts all of the Bible and all of human history —and you thought Paradise Lost was only about Genesis1-3 2/11/11 The Expulsion From Eden Book 12: Adam and Eve leave after being illuminated by God through visions and dreams 2/11/11 Terrance Lindall Selections from Paradise Lost 1982 2/11/11 John Milton l A revolutionary thinker and a brilliant poet l He labored for 20 years of his life to transform the world politically by writing tracts about the reformation of the Church, the freedom of the Press, the logic of divorce (for incompatibility), and even the right to kill a king. l He believed in the potential for transformation here and now 2/11/11 But he experienced disillusionment l Parliamentary Interests did not look different to him, finally, from those they had overthrown. l In the end, their determination to maintain their wealth, property, and privilege led them to return a King to power rather than to move toward greater change and a more egalitarian form of rule l So, by the time he writes Paradise Lost… 2/11/11 He has lost the world… l He has gone blind: and can’t see anymore, so he writes PL with the help of Amanuenses (one of whom is Andrew Marvell) who had gotten him out of prison l He has recognized that self-interest rather than public good motivates many forms of power l Consequently, when he creates Satan, he aligns him with the self-interest in monarchy and the self-interest in revolutionary zealots…wanting us to attend to Satan’s rhetorical “spin” 2/11/11...
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2011 for the course ENGL 288 taught by Professor Richey during the Fall '10 term at South Carolina.

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