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Just how epic Satan's career is we can see only in the light of the whole poem. His revolt in Heaven depopulates it by drawing off perhaps a third of the angels. Out of that evil good comes immediately in the creation of the universe ...
The only way to portray Satan then was as a voice confessing and vaunting the proud will and the discovery that in his assault on heaven the speaker has himself created a hell within him . In achieving that kind of a Satan Milton earned ...
( or to Self - Deceive ) , Satan is psychologically so successful that Tillyard ( in Milton , p . 305 ) sees him as utterly “ different from his namesake in Paradise Lost ” and thinks it " a pity he cannot be given another title .
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jsburbidge - LibraryThing
This is pretty well the standard edition of Milton, with a critically established text, a reasonable level of apparatus for non-expert readers, and a critical mass of Milton's work extending beyond his major works to everything that anyone who is not a specialist is likely to need. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - selfcallednowhere - LibraryThing
Ok, so I didn't read this whole thing, obviously. But I did read "Paradise Lost" and that's the important thing, right? And I actually ended up enjoying it a lot more than I expected to. The language ... Read full review