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... was that to which man can only come when , in the heat of the strife between
Sin and Righteousness , the Evil has been thoroughly burned and purged away ,
so that He reigns whose right it is to reign , and whose service is perfect freedom .
... the Miltonic quality which goes under these names which have so little
meaning for us . Some things are readily recognizable : for instance , some of the
compressed sentences in the speeches :“ Better to reign in Hell than serve in
Satan says to Beëlzebub , “ Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven . ” ( i . 203
. ) What language does he use to his followers ? d . Comment on “ His form had
yet not lost All her original brightness . ” ( i . 591. ) e . Explain that tore Hell's ...
... to the fierce contention brought along 100 Innumerable force of spirits armed ,
That durst dislike his reign , and , me preferring , His utmost power with adverse
power opposed In dubious battle on the plains of Heaven , And shook his throne .
Here at least We shall be free ; the Almighty hath not built Here for his envy , will
not drive us hence : 260 Here we may reign secure ; and , in my choice To reign
is worth ambition , though in Hell : Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven .
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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