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ENGL 220 - Milton

author: John Rogers, Department of English, Yale University
recorded by: Yale University
released under terms of: Creative Commons Attribution No Derivatives (CC-BY-ND)

This class is a study of Milton's poetry, with attention paid to his literary sources, his contemporaries, his controversial prose, and his decisive influence on the course of English poetry. Throughout the course, Professor Rogers explores the advantages and limitations of a diverse range of interpretive techniques and theoretical concerns in Milton scholarship and criticism. Lectures include close readings of lyric and epic poetry, prose, and letters; biographical inquiries; examinations of historical and political contexts; and engagement with critical debates.

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Comment3 Gavin Wright, Lindsay Jones, February 21, 2012 at 11:46 p.m.:

Hi I am currently studying Milton at university. I have been thinking about the function of paradise lost to the reader, and summarized a few of my own questions surrounding the existence of god and the purpose of human beings.

Is the fear of creation man’s exposure unto himself?
I mean if we are just mere objects of light, bound in blood bone and body. Can our mortal minds accept the knowledge of truth? Are we truly capable of acceptance of truth, ‘Eve did eat the apple,' and man was bound to woman in equilibrium. The ties between man and woman are unexplainable, we are so different in many ways yet love a single emotion, connection of the unexplainable binds those fears of existence and melts them into no more than dreams.

Please reply
Sincerly Gavin, Lindsay

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