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November 21, 2008

Finding Our Way Through Milton’s _Paradise Lost_

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21 November 2008

If you signed up for the OPTIONAL extra-credit in class today . . .

. . . refer to the instructions I gave you in-class on Friday afternoon for the rest of the assignment to get the extra credit points. After discussing your question in class from Group IV, enter your question for Milton's Paradise Lost in the comment box below. R

Re: instructions received in class to receive the OPTIONAL extra credit (one grade-letter "upgrade" for paper #2). Students participating must create six ORIGINAL questions for the final exam (do NOT take existing ones already published on the blogs). ALSO, see the questions in the comment section below already submitted by your colleagues (I release them as they come in). I repeat: YOUR questions must be original and not the same as the ones already submitted by your classmates before you.

Create one each for (1) Beowulf [click HERE], (2) Othello [click HERE], (3) Son-Jara [click HERE], (4) Don Quixote [click HERE], (5) Hamlet [click HERE], (6) Paradise Lost [click HERE]. To get credit, all of the questions must be presented on turnitin.com AND each question must be submitted individually to the English-blog, e.g. the Son-Jara question must go in the Son-Jara entry and the Beowulf question must go in the Beowulf entry, etc. Whatever you do, do NOT put all six of your questions here in this entry for Milton. Finally, a hardcopy of all the questions must be handed in to me (IN PERSON) on Monday. Do this and a "C" on paper #2 becomes a "B," etc.

Remember, as I said in class, if you can't find one of the older entries done for our literature course, click on the literature "scattergory" on the menu found in the left-hand column of this blog. Or, click HERE.

Happy Thanksgiving holiday,

Dr. Hobbs

Posted by lhobbs at November 21, 2008 08:34 PM

Readers' Comments:

Anna R
Engl 225.01

6. Paradise Lost:
Discuss in a paragraph how Jesus’ death is explained in “Paradise Lost”. Why des he die? Did he want to die? Which events lead up to his death? What would have happened if he didn’t die?

Posted by: Anna R. at November 24, 2008 03:13 PM

Paola Silvestri
ENG 225

6) Paradise Lost includes many characters that can easily be contrasted and compared. Pick two of these characters and describe the differences and similarities between them?

Posted by: Paola S at November 24, 2008 09:17 PM

6. Paradise Lost- Satan is able to find Eve all alone one day and tells her how beautiful and god like she is. She finds it amazing that such a creature is able to speak. How does Satan tell Eve where he learned to speak?

Posted by: alex.slavin at November 25, 2008 01:32 PM

6. Paradise Lost- What are two symbols in Paradise lost? Explain why they are significant to the play?

Posted by: Nichole. T at November 26, 2008 03:14 AM

During the story of Paradise Lost, Adam is always eager to learn and obtain more knowledge. Is it possible that Adam’s consistent thirst for continuous knowledge lead to his downfall causing him to eat from the Tree Of Knowledge?

Posted by: S.Tavares at November 28, 2008 03:55 PM

In Book I, how are Satan and his followers introduced into the story?

Posted by: Joseph S. at November 29, 2008 12:54 PM

Paradise Lost
How does Milton compare the nature of males and females throughout the passages?

Posted by: Walter P at November 30, 2008 11:36 PM

Paradise Lost
Paradise Lost includes many characters that can easily be contrasted and compared. Pick two of these characters and describe the differences and similarities between them?

Posted by: Paola S at December 1, 2008 12:27 AM

Myron Kirchner
Extra credit exam questions

Paradise Lost
What does pride have to do with Satan’s fall from heaven? Why was he so different from all the other angels?

Posted by: Myron Kirchner at December 1, 2008 03:02 AM

How did the author in Paradise Lost, portray women yet again, as being untrustworthy?

Posted by: Quinten J at December 1, 2008 08:10 AM

6. Paradise Lost -In the story Paradise lost explain this statement How Can He (God) exercise Wrath without end on man whom death must end.

Posted by: John Daniel at December 1, 2008 10:47 AM

In Paradise Lost, Milton details the fall of Adam from the book of Genesis and the loss of Eden, thus he explores battle heaven between good and evil. Considering this, describe the depiction of the forces of Good and Evil in this epic, explicitly using the example of the treatment of the "Fortunate Fall" (felix culpa). Include in the answer the question of free will.

Posted by: Neal Carter II at December 1, 2008 12:20 PM

Paradise Lost:
1.) Is Lucifer a tragic hero or just a villain? Use examples from the text

Posted by: Jonathan T. at December 1, 2008 04:28 PM

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