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Audience and Human Nature in Milton's Paradise Lost and Dryden's "The State of Innocence": A Comparative Study

@inproceedings{AlZubi2010AudienceAH,
  title={Audience and Human Nature in Milton's Paradise Lost and Dryden's "The State of Innocence": A Comparative Study},
  author={H. A. Al-Zu'bi},
  year={2010}
}
  • H. A. Al-Zu'bi
  • Published 2010
  • Art
  • This essay compares Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost to its operatic version “The State of Innocence” by John Dryden. The comparison evokes historical, ideological and personal contrast; as well as differing views of audience, drama and heroism. Milton wrote in blank verse, and expressed the danger of passion and appetite in Paradise Lost , viewing Christianity as the structure and mythology of life. Dryden, on the other hand, preferred rhymed verse and wrote for a restoration Hobbesian… CONTINUE READING