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It exhibits Heaven as resting upon the vast ocean of Chaos , and surrounded by
an illimitable realm of light , the Empyrean , of which Heaven is a part . Heaven is
the abode of God and the angels , a realm of “ light , freedom , happiness , and ...
There is no light there , nor properly earth , water , air , or fire , but only a vast pulp
or welter of unformed matter , in which all these lie tempestuously intermixed . ” In
the beginning of the events described in Paradise Lost , the Almighty ...
4 ) ; on up , until he lights upon the outer shell of the World at some distance from
the place where , near the gates of Heaven , a celestial stairway makes a broad
passage from the World to Heaven . “ A gleam of light shows him the entrance ...
... he views The dismal situation waste and wild : 60 A dungeon horrible , on all
sides round As one great furnace flamed ; yet from those flames No light ; but
rather darknesso visible Served only to discover sights of woe , Regions of
Sucho place eternal justice had prepared 70 For those rebellious ; here their
prison ordained In uttero darkness , and their portion set As far removedo from
God and light of heaven As from the center thrice to the utmost pole . Oh , how
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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