Jokes aside, this isn’t an easy read for me and I’m glad we have a synchronous class option to discuss some of this. I’ll try my best with some questions nonetheless. What is the “celestial light”? Why Does Satan Appear as a Cormorant? A cormorant is a marine bird which I only knew because there’s… Read more I Put the “Lost” in Paradise Lost
Looks aren’t everything. We learn that from a young age, that it is what’s inside that counts. Not in accordance with the Red Cross Knight though. The story is a fantastical one at that which proves a difficult read, myself having to read it many times before I could quite understand it truly, but there… Read more Beauty … What Else is There?
https://create.kahoot.it/share/the-faerie-queene/da295395-2d6f-48 b7-a367-281e19ed006f For my Second Project in this class, I chose to make a Kahoot for my classmates to play. Kahoot is a fun trivia game that I have used for a handful of projects, and have participated in during different classes multiple times before. It is a great tool that I was introduced to… Read more Kahoot!
I’m really thankful for synchronous class sessions! It helped me understand Paradise Lost better, since I lack a vast religious background. The idea of Satan as a more likable/”sympathetic” figure is one that interested me a bit. Like, I’ve known that Satanism is a thing, but I’ve never stopped to question how it became a… Read more Paradise Lost Reflection
Okay, let’s talk about Paradise Lost Book 1 because WOW. I had a really really hard time with the 16th century literature it was not my jam mostly because I felt like a dog searching for a squirrel I had no clue what was happening. Paradise Lost though, this was some vivid imagery and it… Read more An Unexpected Mash-up
Forgot to post this yesterday, oops. Question 1: What’s with all these heavenly muses? Some of the greatest classical epics such as the Odyssey and Iliad invoke some kind of muse, and Milton does that in the first few lines of Paradise Lost. The muses from Greek mythology were supposed to represent and be sources… Read more Sing O Heavenly Muse
When I think about religious writing or writing with a religious theme or tone, I think of writing that emphasizes the goodness of God and the evil of Satan. God represents Heaven, hope, peace, and love, while Satan represents Hell, sin, immorality, and corruption. However, book one of Paradise Lost clearly does the exact opposite… Read more Satan is …. good?
“Wide gaped, like the griesly mouth of hell Through which into his dark abisse all ravin fell” Edmund Spenser’s Faerie Queen book 1 Canto 11 lines 107-108 https://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/poems/faerie-queene-book-1-canto-11 Throughout history, dragons have been depicted as the antagonists of fairy tales. They can be used to represent greed, evil, seduction, and even satan himself. In the… Read more Dueling Versions of Dragons
With reading older stories and trying to decipher the words they are using I decided to look into a little bit of the history of the English language. I found some interesting things. English got it’s footing with the invasion of the British in the 5th century. Native Britons were forced to relocate to Scotland,… Read more History of the English Language
For this week’s blog post, I decided to do just a reflection instead of questions and a reflection. Over the past weekend, an incident occurred at my apartment that really made me reevaluate the way I look at things and the people around me. This incident really opened my eyes in a way that I… Read more From the Bottom of my Heart