Paradise Lost | Lecture 5 | Description of Hell | Lines 27-83

Who was responsible for Man’s fall? Why is Satan called the “infernal serpent”? How is hell described as a place of “Darkness Visible”? This video gives a detailed explanation of lines 27-83, through which Milton sets the stage for his epic to begin right after the Invocation.. You will get a detailed understanding of Satan’s situation and the fiery setting of hell.

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Paradise Lost | Lecture 4 | Invocation

Why is the Invocation, or the first 26 lines of Paradise Lost important? What is Milton's purpose in invoking his muse? What are the special qualities of Milton's heavenly muse? What is the central theme of Paradise Lost? This video takes you through every line of the Invocation to help...

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Paradise Lost | Lecture 3 | Theme and Content

Milton’s Paradise Lost Book 1 is a starting point of approaching the whole epic. This video will take you through the storyline, plot, synopsis of the first book. Get to know about the story of Genesis, theme and content of Paradise Lost Book 1, and a useful division of the...

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Paradise Lost | Lecture 2 | Milton in Context

How was John Milton a product of Renaissance and Reformation? How did Milton's work including Paradise Lost evolve over time through negotiations with personal and political disillusionment? How did his age and dominant political conditions shape Milton's idea of art, literature, heroism, religion and free will? This Video is a...

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Paradise Lost | Lecture 1 | Puritanism and Restoration

What is Puritanism? How is it connected to John Milton? How was Milton's Paradise Lost affected by the politics and social changes of his times? This video lecture attempts to explain all this in easy conversational style. Watch the full video to understand how political and religious ethos of the...

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Paradise Lost: Complete Synopsis of All Books (I-XII)

John Milton‘s “Paradise Lost” is a celebrated epic in English Literature. He transforms the Biblical account about the Fall of Man from Paradise into  rich, illustrious and timeless poetry. Paradise Lost: Book I [Invocation: Milton asks the muse to sing about man’s first disobedience, the Forbidden Fruit, his exile from...

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Paradise Lost: Significance of the Invocation

John Milton, in his attempt to create an epic presentation of practically the whole act of creation and transgression of Man, amalgamates Christian faith with tremendous aesthetic competency. Following the elementary classical conventions, he does frame his work within an apparent structural boundary, but eventually surpasses it by his imaginative...

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