Summary Of John Milton's Paradise Lost

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1. John Milton and ideology ,Paradise lost: synopsis

A. John Milton: biography Though his masterpieces and great works, and his manifesting presence in both the literary and the political scenes, it is remarkably strange to not name John Milton as a celebrity among the most famous ones through history like William Shakespeare. We really know a little about his carrier as a man of letters and a stubborn politician, someone who gave his whole life defending his convictions and trying to be an active positive citizen through his writings. Adrian Kempton said that” it was customary practice to speak of Shakespeare and Milton in the same breath as being
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A scholar said that“he writes in a very elevated, allusive, and dense style. If we had to pick one word to sum up his style that word would be Latinate. Latinate means characteristic of the Latin language (a "dead" language used in Virgil 's Aeneid and father of modern Romance languages like Spanish, French, and Italian). He is best known for Paradise Lost published in 1667, and considered as one of the greatest epic poems in the English tradition, Paradise Regained and Samson Agonistes. An unfinished manuscript was discovered in the Public Record Office in London in 1655 named De Doctrina Christiana ( “ On Christian Doctrine”),which was later translated by Charles Sumner from Latin into English in 1825 under the name “A treatise on Christian Doctrine”. Critics said that this document reflects Milton’s attachment with scripture and his conception of ‘the Godhead’. They added that this powerful document affected considerably some Protestant thinkers such as John Wolleb, William Perkins and his student William Ames. “Though Milton did not agree with all elements of their theology, like them he tended to subordinate the Son to the father and to oppose the Trinitarian orthodoxy of Roman Catholicism. For his writings, Adrian Kempton said that Milton was in one hand attacked by extremists critics as “a bigoted puritan, who wrote an excessively long-winded, irrelevant, contorted, and obscure religious poem”, Paradise Lost, and on the other praised as a “the great champion of Christian Humanism and author of an inimitable epic masterpiece”. He added that it is in his first poem written in English where he served as a poet I the service of
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