Samson Agonistes by John Milton - PDF and EPUB eBook
A tragedy by John Milton, it is considered the greatest English drama based on the Greek model and is known as one more suited...
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Details of Samson Agonistes
- Exact title of the book
- Samson Agonistes
- Book author
- John Milton
- Book edition
- Number of pages
- 170 pages
- March 1st 2004 by Kessinger Publishing
- File size (in PDF)
- 680 kB
Some brief overview of book
A tragedy by John Milton, it is considered the greatest English drama based on the Greek model and is known as one more suited for reading than performance. The work deals with the final phase of Samson's life and recounts the story as told in the Old Testament Book of Judges. Himself blind when he wrote Samson Agonistes, Milton depicts Samson, the once mighty warrior, as blinded and a prisoner of the Philistines.
Samson conquers self-pity and despair, however, and is granted a return of his old strength. He pulls down the pillars that support the temple of the Philistine god Dagon, crushing himself along with his captors.