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Heaven is the abode of God and the angels , a realm of “ light , freedom ,
happiness , and glory . " Chaos , “ the Uninhabited , ” is “ a huge , limitless ocean
, abyss , or quagmire of universal darkness and lifelessness , wherein are
jumbled in ...
In the beginning of the events described in Paradise Lost , the Almighty
assembles the angels , and announces to them that thereafter his Son shall be
their “ Head , " and that they shall bow down and “ confess him Lord . ” The
decree is ...
On the tossing waves of Hell , the fallen angels , exhausted by battle and by their
headlong flight through Chaos , and terrified by the booming thunderbolts , lie
prostrate for another space of nine days . ( See Fig . 3 , p . xxix . ) At the end of
Alighting on its body , and finding the Archangel Uriel there , who has been sent
down from the Empyrean to be regent of the great luminary , he disguises himself
, and pretends to be one of the lesser angels who , not having been present at ...
The rest is misery , The angels forsake the Earth ; Satan hies back to Hell to
announce his victory ; the Son of God comes down to pronounce doom ; and the
guilty pair , who , after their first delirium of guilt , have broken out in mutual ...
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LibraryThing ReviewПользовательский отзыв - VivalaErin - LibraryThing
The shortest answer is: John Milton was a poetic genius. PL is so beautiful, you can't help but feel for Adam and Eve. Even Satan is a great character - he so wants to be an epic hero. This poem is a masterpiece, and he wrote it completely blind. Beautiful, absolutely amazing. Читать весь отзыв
LibraryThing ReviewПользовательский отзыв - StefanY - LibraryThing
Historical significance and beautifully descriptive prose aside, I couldn't get into this book at all. Maybe it's too much familiarity with the plot or the inevitability of the impending doom of the ... Читать весь отзыв