Die Darstellung von Zeit und Raum in John Miltons "Paradise Lost"

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GRIN Verlag, 2007 - 72 pages
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Examensarbeit aus dem Jahr 2004 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 1,0, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, 12 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Dieses Buch befasst sich mit Miltons Darstellung von Zeit und Raum in seinem Werk Paradise Lost. Untersuchungsgegenstände sind unter anderem die Existenz zweier verschiedener Zeitkonzepte (das des linearen Zeitverlaufs und das der Zeitlosigkeit) und ihre Funktion sowie die Beschreibung der Welten, symbolische Elemente und der Zusammenhang zwischen Bewohner und Umwelt, was die Veränderungen der Erde und insbesondere ihre wechselnde Ähnlichkeit zu Himmel und Hölle im zeitlichen Verlauf mit einschließt. Außerdem wird die Verwendung der eigentlich lokal definierten Begriffe Paradies, Himmel und Hölle als Zustand behandelt.

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Page 33 - The womb of nature, and perhaps her grave,* Of neither sea, nor shore, nor air, nor fire, But all these in their pregnant causes mixed Confusedly, and which thus must ever fight, Unless the almighty Maker them ordain His dark materials to create more worlds...
Page 37 - Insuperable height of loftiest shade, Cedar, and pine, and fir, and branching palm, A sylvan scene; and as the ranks ascend Shade above shade, a woody theatre Of stateliest view.
Page 39 - That landscape ; and of pure, now purer air Meets his approach, and to the heart inspires Vernal delight and joy, able to drive All sadness but despair : now gentle gales, Fanning their odoriferous wings, dispense Native perfumes, and whisper whence they stole Those balmy spoils. As when to them who sail...
Page 30 - Eternal anarchy, amidst the noise Of endless wars, and by confusion stand : For hot, cold, moist and dry, four champions fierce, Strive here for mastery...
Page 39 - If true, here only, and of delicious taste : Betwixt them lawns, or level downs, and flocks Grazing the tender herb, were interposed, Or palmy hillock ; or the flowery lap Of some irriguous valley spread her store, Flowers of all hue, and without thorn the rose...
Page 37 - So on he fares, and to the border comes Of Eden, where delicious Paradise, Now nearer, crowns with her enclosure green, As with a rural mound, the champaign head Of a steep wilderness...
Page 5 - There is, said Michael, if thou well observe The rule of not too much, by temperance taught In what thou eat'st and drink'st, seeking from thence Due nourishment, not gluttonous delight...

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