ENGL 220 - Lecture 21 - Paradise Regained, Books I-II

Lecture 21 - Paradise Regained, Books I-II

Overview

This lecture treats the first two books of the sequel to Paradise Lost, Paradise Reqained. The difference in style and subject matter is described. The poem's depiction of the Son of God and Satan, specifically the characters' seeming inability to recollect any of the events of Paradise Lostcor the Bible, is closely analyzed. At the lecture's conclusion, similarities between the Son's slowly developing sense of his identity and Milton's own narrative of his poetic development are examined.

Resources

Assignment

John Milton. Complete Poems and Major Prose. (Hughes):
Paradise Regained (1671), Books I-II, p. 471

Bible:
Matthew 4:1-11
Mark 1:1-13
Luke 4:1-14

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