Posted in Best Quotations, Literature, Poetry, Reading

Paradise Lost: Pleasure and Pain

Not the most harrowing descriptions of hell, for sure, but the vivid language Milton uses earns him a lot of kudos, at least from me. Here he describes the four rivers of hell (Styx, Acheron, Cocytus, Phlegeton) and the river of oblivion, Lethe.

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I love Milton’s mix of Ancient mythology and biblical references. It creates a magical universe that’s fun to read about–even if it’s about these dark hellish depths.

 

 

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