John Milton | Comus | A Review

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John Milton | Comus | A Review

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John Milton  Comus  A Review

John Milton’s ‘Comus’-A Review

“Comus” is a masque written by John Milton, a 17th-century English poet, and was first performed at Ludlow Castle in 1634. It is a narrative poem that tells the story of a young woman who becomes lost in the woods and is tempted by a villainous sorcerer named Comus. The poem is a complex exploration of themes related to temptation, virtue, and the power of language.

One of the most notable features of “Comus” is its use of language. The poem is full of elaborate, descriptive language that is both beautiful and highly crafted. Milton’s use of language is particularly effective in creating a sense of mystery and foreboding throughout the poem, as well as in conveying the danger of temptation.

In terms of structure, “Comus” is divided into two parts. The first part is primarily focused on the young woman’s experience of being lost in the woods and her encounter with Comus. The second part focuses on the arrival of the woman’s brothers, who come to rescue her and engage in a philosophical debate with Comus about the nature of virtue and temptation.

The character of Comus is one of the most memorable aspects of the poem. He is a complex villain who is both seductive and dangerous. Through Comus, Milton explores the power of language to persuade and manipulate others, and the dangers of giving in to temptation.

Another key theme in “Comus” is the idea of virtue. The young woman is presented as a symbol of virtue, and her brothers represent the power of reason and wisdom. Throughout the poem, Milton emphasizes the importance of staying true to one’s principles and resisting the temptation to give in to base desires.

In conclusion, “Comus” is a highly complex and thought-provoking work of literature that explores a wide range of themes related to temptation, virtue, and the power of language. It is a testament to Milton’s skill as a poet and his ability to create complex characters and compelling narratives. Despite its age, the poem remains relevant and compelling to modern readers and is a valuable addition to any collection of classic literature. 0 0 0.

John Milton Comus A Review

N.B. The article originally belongs to the book entitled ‘Reviews of John Milton’s Literary Works‘ by Menonim Menonimus.

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