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I live in a small town and enjoy writing about the inhabitants. I spend most of my time perusing through used book stores looking for that one great book that I don't have; consequently, I have rooms filled with books. I am a book addict.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Can I just say he hated women and was a dick?

So I did my presentation, which amounted to me reading a twelve page paper on Milton. I had as much of his biography as I could without sounding too boring, then I did his contemporary critics and up to date critics. I tried to cover as many schools of thought as I could without taking over twenty minutes. It was one of the worst presentations that I have ever done. I don’t like to read something, I want to teach the material in a fashion that will be interesting and engaging, but this professor, who, by the way, is really a good professor, wants us to get used to presenting papers, thus write the paper, conference style, and present it, in that same style. So, there you have it. Now, I have one more paper to write on Milton’s Paradise Lost and it is due Friday. I am frantic for what to do. I am using Kant’s philosophical views on enlightenment and trying to connect his views with Milton’s or show where Milton believed in enlightenment but not for all. I’m not sure. Anyway, it’s all about rush and get it done. The good news, Wed. we finish the last book of PL. I am so happy. Who would have thought there would actually be a writer that I truly despised so much?

4 Comments:

Blogger Mouse said...

yeah well you know your gonna be fine. you'll crank out this kick ass paper on thursday night and turn it in for a beautiful A

3:01 PM  
Blogger zelda1 said...

Actually, I have started a paper and have somewhat of an idea where it is going. I'm such a one drafter with little touch ups that if I do it before my brain is ready, then it's an attempt in futility. So, I keep on a thinking and writing in my brain and sometime later tonight or in the morning I will crank it out.

3:43 PM  
Blogger delagar said...

I kind of like Milton. Mainly because I hate him so much. That's really sick, in't it?

7:54 PM  
Blogger isabelita said...

Lol! I love your short review of Milton. You know, there are certainly plenty of famous dead white men who could be summarized in the same way...;0)

10:37 AM  

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