ENG303H1 Lecture Notes - Heroic Drama, John Milton, Elegy

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Felix culpa through Adam’s mouth, opportunity for God’s grace
Adam finally had his fill of knowledge-food, ready to depart
In departing overcome evil… weakness can demonstrate great strength,
great thing from small things Miltonic theme
New heroic drama, small story about domestic spat about man and woman in
garden
Small story becomes heroic, true heroic struggle is individual spiritual one
Descent, humble exit from garden
Eve is last human spoken words -> she was sleeping, didn’t hear Michael’s
revelation but given dream to reassure her -> 610
Eve is poet figure, elegy for loss of Eden but also love poem in same gesture,
expression of trust in new beginning with Adam
(vs Adam took so long to negotiate)
marriage is way they take paradise out of garden, cultivating happy marriage
-> salvation and redemption, inner paradise
through her seed “restored” <- final word from human
now solitary, not unified in perfect way anymore, it will be hard
facing new and uncertain future as separate people but together
like novel characters
happy couple hand in hand, domestic model
heading into human future, modernity, version of us
end of poem -> epic supposed to have gesture to define culture and values
through hero that represents whats most important -> gives domestic model
3hr
terms and concepts -> Paradise Lost only, after Reading week
o how it’s used, detail enough to demonstrate understanding
NG303H1S
TUE 23 APR
PM 2-5
SF2202
identification and analysis 40 marks 4 selections
o identify who is speaking if there is, paragraph, explain significance in
work as whole
essay 30 marks choice, choose 1
o thesis, reference to specific textual examples and moments
o general questions, opportunity ot show broad understanding of work
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Felix culpa through adam"s mouth, opportunity for god"s grace. Adam finally had his fill of knowledge-food, ready to depart. In departing overcome evil weakness can demonstrate great strength, great thing from small things miltonic theme. New heroic drama, small story about domestic spat about man and woman in garden. Small story becomes heroic, true heroic struggle is individual spiritual one. Eve is last human spoken words -> she was sleeping, didn"t hear michael"s revelation but given dream to reassure her -> 610. Eve is poet figure, elegy for loss of eden but also love poem in same gesture, expression of trust in new beginning with adam (vs adam took so long to negotiate) Marriage is way they take paradise out of garden, cultivating happy marriage. > salvation and redemption, inner paradise through her seed restored <- final word from human.

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