I think Milton has influenced my view of religion. I have started to reflect a lot more about why I left the church and what issues I had with the church due to this class.
I need to watch Lucifer!
I think that makes him even more of a bad guy because really he’s just someone who’s hurt. I feel pity for Satan after reading because he was weak compared to Adam and Eve (who symbolize humanity).
The melancholy of those last few lines were so striking. Suprisingly, hopeful. Despite everything that happened in the poem, despite all of man’s flaws, I can’t help but feel that Milton truly roots for humanity.
I think this is a really interesting idea! Philosophically speaking, the idea of living in a created universe where the creator is all-knowing, all-powerful, and everywhere kind of makes the idea of free will extraordinarily complicated, so I think Molinism is quite a unique way to look at it. I wonder what Milton would’ve thought? I could definitely see him being one but I can also seeing him having conflict with the premise of Molinism, given how determinedly he believed in the concept of free will and choice. It’s an interesting thought experiment for sure; You always write such thoughtful posts.
This is so beautiful! You are so talented!
I always thought Satan to be this ultimate evil until I ended up getting into the DC comics on Lucifer and showed me a different perspective on him. If you end up telling your parents good luck! ????
I agree with you, I wasn’t sure what to expect and I was also pretty intimidated by this class as well. Hope you have a good break and next semester!
Wow, this is awesome! I think the last line is so impactful to understanding that although Adam and Eve were in a way set up for failure, they still had a choice. It’s a harsh way to look at their actions, but without choices, I feel like I am repeating myself, but they would be “puppets in the motions”. And I think it’s important to think about the actions and choices we make today, and that no one forces us to do anything, we always have choices that fall upon us.
Wow, that came out really cool! This piece is deff really easy to draw artistic inspiration from. I love the hands and the flowers!