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Introduction to Paradise Lost
- by Ian Johnston -

[The following is the text of lectures delivered, in part, in English 200 at Malaspina University-College in November 1998 by Ian Johnston. This document is in the public domain, released November 1998]


Introduction

Paradise Lost As an Epic Poem

Milton as a Protestant

The Critical Debate over Paradise Lost: Some General Comments

Some Initial Interpretative Considerations: Will and Imagination

Some Narrative Considerations

Justification of God's Ways: Part I

A Digression: The Problem of "Philosophical" Poetry

Justification of God's Ways: Part 2

The Opening Drama

Satan

God

Adam and Eve

Some Final Observations

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"Lecture on Milton's Paradise Lost"

Author: Ian Johnston

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Public domain (November 1998)

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