ENG303H1 Lecture Notes - Pathetic Fallacy, Foreknowledge, Areopagitica

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Published on 7 Mar 2013
School
UTSG
Department
English
Course
ENG303H1
Professor
Book 3
Negative comparison of Satan vs God, prove what’s greater/good
Anthropomorphism give human characteristics/traits to nonliving abstract
animals/government/structures like god
Pathetic fallacy nature
Idea of lowering greatest gesture God can offer
God’s first speech
“ingrate” – focus for unease of Milton’s God
anger in voice
o 96Hee and his faithless Progenie: whose fault?
o 97Whose but his own? ingrate, he had of mee
o 98All he could have; I made him just and right,
angry dad/schoolmaster tone
unexercised/easy virtue, Adam would be artificial without reason Areopagitica
man needs reason and free will to be real man
why God takes pleasure from obedience and why people need to prove themselves
Amsen Milton’s God bad because Xtianity bad
Fish against God = Satan
111Not mee. They therefore as to right belongd,
112So were created, nor can justly accuse
113Thir maker, or thir making, or thir Fate,
114As if predestination over-rul'd
115Thir will, dispos'd by absolute Decree
116Or high foreknowledge; they themselves decreed
117Thir own revolt, not I: if I foreknew,
118Foreknowledge had no influence on their fault,
119Which had no less prov'd certain unforeknown.
120So without least impulse or shadow of Fate,
121Or aught by me immutablie foreseen,
122They trespass, Authors to themselves in all
123Both what they judge and what they choose; for so
124I formd them free, and free they must remain,
125Till they enthrall themselves: I else must change
126Thir nature, and revoke the high Decree
127Unchangeable, Eternal, which ordain'd
128Thir freedom, they themselves ordain'd thir fall.
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Negative comparison of satan vs god, prove what"s greater/good. Anthropomorphism give human characteristics/traits to nonliving abstract animals/government/structures like god. Idea of lowering greatest gesture god can offer. Ingrate focus for unease of milton"s god: 96hee and his faithless progenie: whose fault, 97whose but his own? ingrate, he had of mee, 98all he could have; i made him just and right, Unexercised/easy virtue, adam would be artificial without reason areopagitica. Man needs reason and free will to be real man. Why god takes pleasure from obedience and why people need to prove themselves. Amsen milton"s god bad because xtianity bad. 113thir maker, or thir making, or thir fate, 117thir own revolt, not i: if i foreknew, 120so without least impulse or shadow of fate, 123both what they judge and what they choose; for so. 124i formd them free, and free they must remain, 125till they enthrall themselves: i else must change. 129the first sort by thir own suggestion fell,

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