Nov 19 2013
- Thank you for submitting your essays.
- If you hand it in, starting tomorrow, 2% deduction per weekday. Saturdays
and Sundays don’t count. Hand it in the Department of English dropbox with
the prof’s name on the cover. When you do, email the prof and let her know.
- These will be handed back the first day back in January.
- Go over today’s handout on the test in detail. This will be posted online.
- Will happen on December 3, at 6:10pm for 2 hours. Medical building 3163
- Worth 10 percent of your grade, total out of 60 marks
- 20 marks total: Out of 8 terms, pick 4 terms and explain how it applies to the
course text. Each term is worth 5 marks – 2 for definition and 3 for how you
apply. Spend about 40 minutes (10 minutes each term) in this section.
- 8 passages – pick 4 identify by author and title. You can identify one you
already identified but you probably won’t have to do that. Identify special
theme. Only know last name. You can still state “anonymous” author. Provide
some context and compare and contrast to another book in the syllabus.
- How to study
o Review the text and notes
o Think of terms and how they are different
- John Milton’s famous work and became classic while he was living.
- There were a lot of civil wars at this time and executed Charles the First.
Because Milton was on the wring side of the politics, he barely survived. He
went blind but that did not stop him from writing.
- Paradise Lost was originally 10 books but there was a revised version that
had 12 books (split 2 books into 4)
- Journey the descent to underground
- Broad/vast settings
- Conflict wards and intervention of supernatural creatures
- Begins with epic invocation. Grand and lofty style
- Epic similes – army of the hero, national importance of hero
Focus on the first book
- Innovativeness continues in the first book.
- He shaped our cultural perceptions. When someone asks you about the
Genesis, Adam and Eve, it is very different. Milton said that Eve ate APPLE,
not the Genesis said it.
- Men’s first disobedience for the tree - The use of the word “justify” takes legal approach. He is kind of like god’s
lawyer. He is justifying the god’s words to men.
- The fall that the rebellions physically changed are addressed directly and
described from his perspective. It shows how powerful he was. He keeps
blaming the god here.
- The question of who is more powerful has been frequently asked here – Saint
is clearly the loser.