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Into this wild Abyss/ The womb of Nature, and perhaps her grave/ Of neither sea, nor shore, nor air, nor fire,/ But all these in their pregnant causes mixed/ Confusedly, and which thus must ever fight,/ Unless the Almighty Maker them ordain/ His dark materials to create more worlds,–/ Into this wild Abyss the wary Fiend/ Stood on the brink of Hell and looked a while,/ Pondering his voyage; for no narrow frith/ He had to cross.
John Milton, Paradise Lost
The fallacy of humanity and the qualities that define mankind are central themes encountered throughout John Milton’s classic epic, Paradise Lost. The concept of “free will” and the rejection of “God” as the supreme authority of the universe are examined at length, as well as mankind’s relentless pursuit of knowledge- a thirst that has yet to be quenched to this day. 94 more words
Professor David Ullman, who specializes in literate of the demonic and he concentrates on Milton’s Paradise Lost, is just finishing up another year of teaching at Columbia University in the English Department, when his life is forever changed on the last day before summer holidays. 310 more words