Tuesday, December 13, 2005

The Tempter of Mankind



"Ay me, they little know
How dearly I abide that boast in vain,
Under what torments inwardly I groan:
While they adore me on the throne of hell,
With diadem and sceptre high advanced
The lower still I fall, only supreme
In misery; such joy ambition finds."

Satan questions himself before confronting Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
Paradise Lost IV: 87-92, John Milton

5 Comments:

Blogger transience said...

i guess there really is more to it than meets the eye, hm?

1:13 AM  
Blogger Carrie said...

Satan? did u say SATAN???????

damn you christopher columbus!!!

i have no idea what I"m saying...just keep talking and typing to a minimum, my eyes are not gettin any younger....now get out the cane and the hearing aid.

3:30 PM  
Blogger sirbarrett said...

Reminds me of that part in Ace Ventura when the landlord sneaks up behind him and says "Ventura?" Then, in response, Ventura says: "Yes Satan?"

Haven't seen THAT movie since the early nineties, still funny though.

7:51 PM  
Blogger madamerouge said...

It takes a really open mind to link Milton's Paradise Lost with Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.

I was SO miserable in my university English class when we studied Milton. I don't know where my head was at, but it definitely wasn't in class...

10:29 PM  
Blogger Carrie said...

just the word MILTON is stress.

wv: hepukrhl

9:55 AM  

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