Tuesday, May 1, 2012
A Preface to Paradise Lost, by C. S. Lewis
2012 Book 41: A Preface to Paradise Lost, by C. S. Lewis (2/29/2012)
Reason for Reading: Wanted to better understand Paradise Lost. I'm not very good at poetry.
My Review: 4/5 stars
In this preface, Lewis first outlines what an epic poem is and what Milton was trying to do with Paradise Lost. Then he discusses his views on how Milton's theology played a role in this epic. Lewis debunks the view that Milton had compassion for Satan. It was a good introduction, which I read before the poem because I thought it might help me comprehend the poem while I'm reading it. It was helpful, though it managed to make me more skeptical that I'll comprehend Paradise Lost.
(TO SEE MORE ABOUT PARADISE LOST, GO TO MY MASTER POST)