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Lecture 23 - Samson Agonistes

Lecture 23 - Samson Agonistes

This video was recorded at ENGL 220 - Milton. 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.... Show More

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