Milton's Emerging View of Fame and the Heroic Life

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Show simple item record Moosreiner, Mari 2008-12-08T20:39:43Z 2008-12-08T20:39:43Z 1977-03
dc.identifier.other 1977 .M789
dc.description 204 leaves. Advisor: Dr. William B. Bjornstad en
dc.description.abstract By the writing of Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and Samson Agonistes, Milton clearly defines fame in Christian terms. His method is generally parodic; he throws into relief true fame by parodying its false varieties. Thus he makes a clear distinction between earthly fame and heavenly fame. Chapter 1 traces Milton's struggle to define fame in his early poetry. His major works are treated independently in subsequent chapters; each chapter discusses his view of fame from negative and positive aspects through concrete representations. The last chapter gives a summary of the thesis. Milton, in his early poetry, realizes and expresses the transient qualities of earthly fame. He clearly distinguishes, however, true Christian fame from the traditional concept of earthly fame in his major poetry by illustrating (1) the exemplary pattern of achieving true fame in the Son's act of faith, his ministry of redemption and (2) the parodic pattern of true fame in Satan's act of disobedience and self-glorification, his pretense as an exemplar of the worldly heroes. In the pattern of Samson's regenerative experience, Milton shows how the Son's type of act of faith resulted in ultimate fame. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Drake University en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Drake University, School of Graduate Studies;1977
dc.subject Milton, John, 1608-1674--Paradise lost--Criticism and interpretation en
dc.subject Milton, John, 1608-1674--Paradisa regained--Criticism and interpretation en
dc.subject Milton, John, 1608-1675--Samson Agonistes--Criticism and interpretation en
dc.subject Epic poetry--Criticism and interpretation en
dc.subject English drama (Tragedy)--Poetry--Criticism and interpretation en
dc.title Milton's Emerging View of Fame and the Heroic Life en
dc.type Thesis en

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