Presentation on theme: "John Milton 1608-1674 By Kevin Baker. Early Life Born in London 1 of 3 children who survived infancy Disinherited by parents Re-adopted Adoptive father."— Presentation transcript:
John Milton By Kevin Baker
Early Life Born in London 1 of 3 children who survived infancy Disinherited by parents Re-adopted Adoptive father a secretary and composer
Education Had private tutors Got into St. Paul’s school at twelve Went to Christ’s College in Cambridge Got expelled from Christ’s College
Background Info: Satan’s Story Angel Lucifer Became jealous of God Waged war against God Punished by banishing to hell Forbidden to return to heaven or earth
Background Info: Adam and Eve’s Story Created Adam in Garden of Eden or paradise Created Eve from rib of Adam Told not to eat “forbidden fruit” or “Fruit of the Tree of Knowledge” Serpent (Satan) tempted Eve to eat fruit Adam joined Eve in eating Banished and forbidden to return to the garden of Eden
Paradise Lost: Satan’s Side Punished by banishing to hell Forbidden to return to heaven or earth Created palace of Pandemonium Angel Uriel told him where Adam and Eve live Took form of serpent Waited until Eve was alone Persuaded her to eat forbidden fruit
Paradise Lost: Satan’s Side (Cont.) God punished Adam and Eve Punished Satan and his followers All of Satan's followers turned to serpents Sent to hell for eternally
Paradise Lost: God’s Side Sends angel to check on Satan Finds out Satan knows where paradise is Sends Uriel to warn Adam and Eve
Paradise Lost: God’s Side (Cont.) Sees Eve and Adam eating fruit Banishes them from “paradise” forever Punishes Satan and followers Banishes Satanites to hell
Paradise Lost: Adam and Eve’s Side Forbidden to eat from tree of knowledge Angels warns them Satan is coming Eve persuaded by serpent to eat fruit Adam persuaded by Eve to eat fruit
Paradise Lost: Adam and Eve’s Side (Cont.) Punished by God Forbidden to return to paradise Forgot where paradise is located ?
Paradise Lost Excerpts
Paradise Lost Excerpt 1 Part 1 Is this the Region, this the Soil, the Clime, Said then the lost Arch-Angel, this the seat That we must change for Heav'n, this mournful gloom For that celestial light? Be it so, since he Who now is Sovran can dispose and bid What shall be right: fardest from him is best Whom reason hath equald, force hath made supream Above his equals. Farewel happy Fields Where Joy for ever dwells: Hail horrours, hail Infernal world, and thou profoundest Hell Receive thy new Possessor: One who brings A mind not to be chang'd by Place or Time. The mind is its own place, and in it self Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n. What matter where, if I be still the same, And what I should be, all but less then he
Paradise Lost Excerpt 1 Part 2 Whom Thunder hath made greater? Here at least We shall be free; th' Almighty hath not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hence: Here we may reign secure, and in my choyce To reign is worth ambition though in Hell: Better to reign in Hell, then serve in Heav'n. But wherefore let we then our faithful friends, Th' associates and copartners of our loss Lye thus astonisht on th' oblivious Pool, And call them not to share with us their part In this unhappy Mansion, or once more With rallied Arms to try what may be yet Regaind in Heav'n, or what more lost in Hell?
Paradise Lost Excerpt 2 Of Man’s First Disobedience, and the Fruit Of that Forbidden Tree, whose mortal taste Brought Death into the World, and all our woe, With loss of Eden, till one greater Man Restore us, and regain the blissful Seat, Sing Heav’nly Muse, that on the secret top Of Oreb, or of Sinai, didst inspire That Shepherd, who first taught the chosen Seed, In the Beginning how the Heav’ns and Earth Rose out of Chaos: Or if Sion Hill Delight thee more, and Siloa’s Brook that flow’d Fast by the Oracle of God; I thence Invoke thy aid to my advent’rous Song, That with no middle flight intends to soar Above th’ Aonian Mount, while it pursues Things unattempted yet in Prose or Rhyme.
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