"Lec 23 - Samson Agonistes" Milton (ENGL 220) This introduction to Samson Agonistes focuses on a psycho-sexual reading of the poem, with particular emphasis placed on the poem's peculiar association of sexuality with violence. The characterization of Dalila and her similarity to Samson is discussed. The problems inherit in Miltonic heroism, especially self-sufficiency and the nature of heroic sacrifice, are expounded upon. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Introduction: "Samson Agonistes" 01:57 - Chapter 2. When was "Samson Agonistes" Written? 17:14 - Chapter 3. "Samson Agonistes": The Most Intense Expression of Misogyny in the Miltonic Canon 25:38 - Chapter 4. Dalila's Dialogue 36:42 - Chapter 5. Samson: The Nursling of God Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses This course was recorded in Fall 2007.
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Lec 1 - Introduction: Milton, Power, and the Power of Milton
Lec 10 - God and Mammon: The Wealth of Literary Memory
Lec 13 - Paradise Lost, Book III
Lec 15 - Paradise Lost, Books V-VI
Lec 16 - Paradise Lost, Books VII-VIII
Lec 17 - Paradise Lost, Book IX
Lec 18 - Paradise Lost, Books IX-X
Lec 19 - Paradise Lost, Books XI-XII
Lec 20 - Paradise Lost, Books XI-XII (cont.)
Lec 21 - Paradise Regained, Books I-II
Lec 22- Paradise Regained, Books III-IV