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By P. Herman

Destabilizing Milton demanding situations the commonly authorized view of Milton as a poet of absolute, unquestioning simple task. In Paradise misplaced , Milton confronts the failure of the Revolution by means of making a poem that refuses to furnish the reader any interpretive balance or simple task. Doubts can not be contained and ideas as soon as marked through a 'fundamental immobility' now appear risky at most sensible. Paradise Regained and Samson Agonistes both mirror Milton's deep ambivalences after the cave in of the Republic. faraway from confirming his previous beliefs, in his later poetry, Milton matters his culture's so much loved ideals, resembling the goodness of God, to withering scrutiny, whereas refusing the relief of orthodox answers.

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