Paradise Lost (Dover Thrift Editions)

Paradise Lost (Dover Thrift Editions)


Milton's nice 17th-century epic attracts upon Bible tales and classical mythology to discover the that means of life, as understood by means of humans of the Western global. Its roots lie within the Genesis account of the world's construction and the 1st people; its concentration is a poetic interpretation "Of Man's first disobedience, and the fruit / Of that forbidden tree whose mortal flavor / introduced dying into the realm, and all our woe / With lack of Eden."
In elegant poetry of remarkable good looks, Milton's poem references stories from Ovid's Metamorphoses, the Iliad and Odyssey, and Virgil's Aeneid. yet one needn't be a classical pupil to understand Paradise Lost. as well as its ingenious use of language, the poem encompasses a strong and sympathetic portrait of Lucifer, the insurgent angel who usually outshines his ethical superiors. With Milton's deft use of irony, the satan makes evil seem reliable, simply as satanic practices could appear beautiful in the beginning glance.
Paradise Lost has exercised huge, immense effect on generations of artists and their works, starting from the Romantic poets William Blake and Percy Bysshe Shelley to Joseph Haydn's oratorio The Creation and J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.

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