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 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".

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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 first book into easy comprehensive episodes with individual sub-themes. This lecture is the last in the introduction series before beginning the textual reading of Paradise Lost Book 1.

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