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 you understand these questions. This video is a simple but detailed explanation of the epic’s central theme, Milton’s experimentation with conventions and the purpose behind the first 26 lines of the epic “Paradise Lost”.
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
One of the primary questions that perplexes the readers of Milton’s Paradise Lost concerns the poet’s delineation of Satan, the chief of the Fallen angels. Throughout the first two or three books of Paradise Lost, it appears as if Satan is the hero of the poem. This is partly because...Read More
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...Read More