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There is no light there , nor properly earth , water , air , or fire , but only a vast pulp
or welter of unformed matter , in which all these lie tempestuously intermixed . ” In
the beginning of the events described in Paradise Lost , the Almighty ...
... order , beginning at the center . ( It should be understood that these spheres ,
except the outer one , are merely spaces and not solids . Each one is a space
that bounds the orbit of a planet or set of stars . ) First sphere . The solid Earth ...
On the Earth , the innermost sphere , the Almighty places Man in the Garden of
Eden . Satan's plan is to corrupt the inhabitants of this new creation . At the
Pandemonian council he explains his plan , and announces that he alone will ...
To his inquiries as to the particular orb which is the abode of newly created man ,
Uriel replies by pointing out the earth , shining at a distance in the sunlight . Thus
informed , he wings off again from the sun's body , and , wheeling his steep ...
John Milton. returns , and tempts the " mother of mankind , " who partakes of the “
forbidden fruit . ” “ The rest is misery , The angels forsake the Earth ; Satan hies
back to Hell to announce his victory ; the Son of God comes down to pronounce ...
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LibraryThing ReviewBrugeranmeldelse - VivalaErin - LibraryThing
The shortest answer is: John Milton was a poetic genius. PL is so beautiful, you can't help but feel for Adam and Eve. Even Satan is a great character - he so wants to be an epic hero. This poem is a masterpiece, and he wrote it completely blind. Beautiful, absolutely amazing. Læs hele anmeldelsen
LibraryThing ReviewBrugeranmeldelse - StefanY - LibraryThing
Historical significance and beautifully descriptive prose aside, I couldn't get into this book at all. Maybe it's too much familiarity with the plot or the inevitability of the impending doom of the ... Læs hele anmeldelsen