Paradise Lost and The Duchess of Malfi Quotations By Themes

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    • Love and Lust
      • Milton about Eve: "Greedily she engorged without restraint"
      • "Carnal desire inflaming. He on Eve Began to cast lascivious eyes"
      • “Through most jewelers’ hands”
      • "This is my fathers poniard [...] loath to see it look rusty"
    • Ambition and Power
      • "But what will not ambition and revengeDescend to? Who aspires must down as lowAs high he soared, obnoxious first or lastTo basest things. Revenge at first though sweetBitter ere long back on it self recoils"
      • For only in destroying I find ease to my relentless thoughts
      • “Now, for this act I am certain to be raised”
    • Corruption and Disobedience
      • Milton about Satan: "his words replete with guileInto her heart too easy entrance won"
      • “Left so imperfect by the Maker wise”
      • “Will you hear me? I’ll never marry.”
    • Religion
      • “My firmness therefore doubt to God”
      • “Left so imperfect by the Maker wise”
      • “Seek not temptation”
      • His free Will, to her own inclining leftIn even scale
      • "for now were all transformed Alike, to serpents all as accessories To his bold riot"
      • “She make religion her riding hood”
      • “Were there nor heaven nor hell”
      • “Heaven fashioned us of nothing”
    • Gender
      • "our credulous mother"
      • "too easy entrance found"
      • Let us divide our labours
      • “We are forced to woo”
      • “Of all the other princes of the world”
    • Lies and Deceit
      • "Ye shall be as Gods"
      • For only in destroying I find ease to my relentless thoughts
      • For only in destroying I find ease to my relentless thoughts
      • "poisoned with that book"

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