Paradise Lost, Book 2

Highlights of this book include especially the descriptions of Sin and Death, but also the war council with which the book begins, with different evil angels giving their different advice on what to do. This book is about 250 lines longer than the first book (1055 lines compared to 798 lines). Milton’s “Argument” at theContinue reading “Paradise Lost, Book 2”

Paradise Lost, Book 1

I’m reading through Paradise Lost (1674) again, and I’ve decided to take some notes, which I’ll post here. Milton starts each book with a prose “Argument.” Here are some interesting elements from the Argument of Book 1: Satan and his angels have been expelled from heaven, fallen into hell, not the centre but Chaos, utterContinue reading “Paradise Lost, Book 1”