Beauty is a vain and uncertain good; a bright gloss that fades abruptly; a flower that dies when it begins to blossom; a doubtful good, a gloss, a glass, a flower that is lost, faded, shattered, and dead within an hour. Shakespeare My favorite part was choosing how I felt about Shakespeare’s female characters and… Read more Final Reflection.
“It Is Hard to Believe that there May Be Other Worlds in this World.”Nothing so hard in nature as faith is,] Nothing doth seem so hard to Nature’s Eyes, For which no sense nor reason we can give.As34 incorporeal spirits this fancy35 feigns,Yet fancy cannot be without some brains. … Read more Similizing the Brain to a Garden/Questions
The Lady now finding her self in so strange a place, and amongst such wonderful kind of Creatures, was extremely stricken with fear, and could entertain no other Thoughts, but that every moment her life was to be a sacrifice to their cruelty; but those Bear-like Creatures, how terrible soever they appear’d to her sight, yet… Read more The Blazing world Question/Reflection
Why do you believe Milton felt the need to “justify the ways of God to men”? How does Milton expand on Genesis’ narrative of Adam and Eve? Why are Adam and Eve working so hard in the Garden of Eden?
When Satan was trying to dazzle his followers in Hell, he was completely certain that he could create a “Heaven of Hell.” Now that he’s in Paradise, he realizes the inverse is also true: he builds Hell out of Heaven. Regardless of how beautiful his surrounds are, Satan carries Hell within himself in the form… Read more Question on Book#4
For now to sorrow must I tune my song,And set my Harpe to notes of saddest wo,Which on our dearest Lord did sease er’e long, [ 10 ]Dangers, and snares, and wrongs, and worse then so,Which he for us did freely undergo Passion John Milton Paradise Lost have by Adam’s words at line 415. “Thou in Thyself art complete,” Adam responds, explaining… Read more The John Milton The Passion Question/ Reflections relating to Lost Paradise BOOK VIII
OF Mans First Disobedience, and the FruitOf that Forbidden Tree, whose mortal tastBrought Death into the World, and all our woe,With loss of Eden, till one greater ManRestore us, and regain the blissful Seat, [ 5 ]Sing Heav’nly Muse, that on the secret topOf Oreb, or of Sinai, didst inspireThat Shepherd, who first taught the chosen Seed,In the Beginning how the Heav’ns and EarthRose out of Chaos: Or if Sion Hill Say first, for Heav’n hides nothing from thy… Read more Milton, Book 1 /Reflection.
COBB: Yeah, he’s a young guy. And he’s asking this large, intelligent, clearly capable man of color to behave and show him the Black man that he thinks Othello is. American Moore. Consider what the Actor’s body description implies. What exactly does it mean to label someone “imposing only if you view him that way”?
My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun; Coral is far more red than her lips’ red; If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun; If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head Sonnet 130 Shakespeare. Poems dedicated to an idealized and worshipped mistress Petrarch celebrates her beauty, value, and perfection… Read more My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun Reflection