Lecture 17 - Paradise Lost, Book IX << previous session | next session >>Overview:Book Nine and the depiction of the Fall are presented. Adam and Eve's dialogue -- especially theirperspectives on labor, temptation, and the nature of the garden -- is examined. Satan's strategic temptation ofEve is closely analyzed. At the lecture's conclusion, Adam and Eve's new fallen sight is discussed, withparticular emphasis placed on the reference to the "veil" of pre-fallen innocence. Overall, the tension betweendoctrinal and subversive perspectives on the pre-fallen hierarchy of Eden is underscored.Reading assignment:
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