Milton's Paradise Lost: Moral Education

Palgrave Macmillan (2007)
Abstract
This book reads Milton’s Paradise Lost as a poem that seeks to educate its readers by narrating the education of its main characters. Many of Milton’s characters enter the action in late adolescence, newly independent and eager to test themselves, to discover who they are and their place in the world. The poem charts their progress into moral adulthood. Taking as its premise that attention to the moral development of the poem’s main characters will open the poem to most undergraduate readers, this book explores both the pedagogical activity within Paradise Lost and the pedagogical activity that the poem encourages
Keywords Education in literature  Ethics in literature  Moral education  Education Philosophy  Education Psychological aspects
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Call number PR3562.T47 2007
ISBN(s) 1403977577
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