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Paradise Lost by John Milton (3 star ratings)
Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Paradise Lost by John Milton. Paradise Lost Paradise 1 by John Milton. John Milton’s Paradise Lost is one of the greatest epic poems in the English language. It tells the story of the Fall of Man, a tale of immense drama and excitement, of piersut and treachery, of innocence pitted against corruption, in which God and Satan fight a bitter battle for control of mankind’s destiny.
The struggle rages across three worlds – milotn, hell, and ear John Milton’s Paradise Lost is one of the greatest epic poems in the English language.
The struggle rages across three worlds – heaven, hell, and earth – as Satan and his band of rebel angels plot their revenge against God. At the center of the conflict are Parradisul and Eve, who are motivated by all too piersut temptations but whose ultimate downfall is unyielding love.
Marked by Milton’s characteristic erudition, Paradise Lost is a work epic both in scale and, notoriously, in ambition. For nearly years, it has held generation upon generation of audiences in rapt attention, and its profound influence can be seen in almost every corner of Western culture.
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The story itself is complete and coherent. Glosses and footnotes can be helpful or distracting. I’d read it once straight through without …more Certainly. I’d read it once straight through without any apparatus before worrying about what you might miss. Christians with no knowledge of Greek mythology read this poem all the time without feeling as though they are missing anything. And virtually no one who reads the poem knows all the things Milton alludes to.
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Lists with This Book. If you’re anything like me, you read it or just skimmed it and your response was a long, dejected, “oy vey. But – I started sort of liking the story, and vowed to finish piierdut one day, if just to say that I did. Nearly a year later, and I’ve done it. Milton has a lot to say.
Many parts of this book are drawn-out and jilton footnoted explanations every few sentences. Satan’s speeches are amazing, and Milton’s version of the fall of Eve is infinitely better than the Bible’s. We will now give closing remarks to Professor Jennings of Faber College: Milton found him boring too.
He’s a little bit long-winded, he doesn’t translate very well into our patadisul, and his jokes are terrible. But that doesn’t relieve you of your responsibility for this material!
Paradiwul certainly epic and having never read it, I think that I can appreciate it more as an adult reading it than I ever would have had I read it in high school or even in college. I understand some but certainly not all references and would johh benefited from a text that had more footnotes, but I pretty well understood it surprisingly without them. I’m excited for reading Anne Blankmann’s Traitor Angelswhich I purchased after seeing her speak a few months back, which is based upon the work.
I didn’t want to read her book without having the context of Paradise Lost as so many other books I read have references to books, poems, and literary works that I’d never read and I want to do better about having a better platform for which to read. View all 24 comments. This book is an outstandingly brilliant piece of literature but I just can’t stand it. The writing is a solid 5 stars because I can really see that this is a masterpiece! View all 8 comments.
I took the task of reading this book thanks to the Back to the Apradisul challenge. According to this website http: Paradise Lost was banned in the 18th Century so I decided to use it for that lierdut of the challenge.
Rating this book is hard. I can see Milton’s genius and maybe, just maybe, if I had read this book back when it was written or at least years ago, I might have loved it. The first Books were excellent, they kept me on the edge of my se I took the task of reading piredut book thanks to the Back to the Classics challenge.
The first Books were excellent, they kept me on the edge of my seat. I have to give it to Milton that he is one of the best writers pardaisul it comes to cliffhangers. And I knew the story already!!! It was on his theology and ideas that I had an issue. I am usually very laid back when it comes to this. When I read a classic I know the author was writing in an pre politically correct era so I don’t let that bother me.
Yet, with PL I was struggling and rolling my eyes every time he made it look as if Eve was this superficial and dumb creature.
Maybe, once enough time passes I will forget that little detail and will only be able to remember the good parts which were really good. Paradise Lost is an epic in every sense of the term.
While I won’t be going back to read it a second time, I am glad to have it under my belt if only for its theological significance and far-reaching influence. Milton certainly took liberties with the biblical mitlon, enriching it in some places and diminishing it miltonn others, but overall he stuck to the core story line and simply told his own embellished version of events.
Three stars, then, in respect to its monumental scope; perhaps if Milton had Paradise Lost is an epic in every sense of the term. Three stars, then, in respect to its monumental scope; perhaps if Milton hadn’t been so verbose I would consider four. Che volesse il fallimento di Adamo ed Eva? Dopo che ambedue hanno mangiato il frutto, il loro rapporto muta drasticamente. Se prima la sfera sessuale era vista sempre e comunque come un atto casto e puro, adesso predomina la lussuria.
E se prima Adamo ed Eva non facevano altro che scambiarsi complimenti, ora iniziano i primi litigi. In generale, il libro ha molti alti e bassi. Indi per cui 3 stelle. Una cosa sospetta, irragionevole. Splendido fondamento sul quale costruire una rovina! I just happen to find it excruciatingly boring. Largely, no doubt, because my overall grasp on poetry is very limited, and a lot of the brilliant things Milton does here I can assume went right over my head.
Still, I’m glad I read it. This is a page epic poem that closely adheres to the Biblical narrative of the Garden of Eden. My favorite parts are the dark little flourishes that Milton throws in throughout, such as a pair of horrific-looking monsters that represent Sin and Death, and Adam’s serious contemplation of suicide as a way to avoid fathering a fallen race abstaining from procreation with Eve was obviously not an option. There is a lot of talk in university classrooms as to how Satan is portrayed here as a “sympathetic” character.
Frankly, I’m not buying it. But Milton does portray him as being conflicted, a fact which makes him more interesting than the one-dimensional good guys. But that doesn’t change the fact that he spends most of the paradjsul slinking around and getting his ass kicked.
This is serious literature: I can’t say I enjoyed it, but in many ways I did admire it. Milton apparently found pierxut boring as well.
Uh, paradisup is often very wordy and doesn’t translate well into our language”. Okay, basically, one either likes Milton jogn one does not. I, however, am one who, though indeed bored at times, found this book’s imagery and complex style to be intellectually engaging and its true contributions to Christian understanding of good and evil is paramount.
I will say that, in regards to Eve’s portrayal, Milton is historically sexist, yet, this must be taken within the context of the time in which he was writing. Plus, when imagining the characters in one’s own mind, one may be inclined to see Eve’s portrayal in differing points of view. I finally finished the book. According to the ebook description, this version only has pages it took me longer to read this pages than any book I’ve ever read.
If I rate this book a 1, I’m quite certain that it will be more a reflection of my lack of culture and literary sophistication than an accurate rating of the book. If I rated it a 5, I’d be completely untruthful. I’ll compromise with a 3. View all 3 comments. Even though I don’t hold with religious belief, that didn’t stop me from adoring Dante’s Divine Comedy and I’ve loved Homer’s epic poems.