Analysis Of John Milton 's ' Paradise Lost ' Essay

1382 Words Nov 3rd, 2016 6 Pages
The epic, Paradise Lost, is an interesting fictionalized interpretation of the story of Adam and Eve in the book of Genesis in the Bible. John Milton, author, writes about the character of Satan with aspects of being victimized, becoming the potential hero, and looking for the way to freedom from God, the tyrannical ruler. Milton also gives the characters of Adam and Eve a greater sense of awareness to their surroundings and the development of actions other than devoting their lives to worshiping and serving God. He gives the character of Eve a great sense of self pursuit, because she is in search of self-freedom and encounter throughout the epic; Satan is able to take advantage of her mindset and manipulate her to become separated from God and Paradise by eating fruit from the forbidden tree. Literary reviewers such as, Stephen B. Dobranski, Kent R. Lehnhof, and Katherine O. Acheson, have argued different interpretations about certain items or concepts mentioned in the epic, such as Satan’s weapon, the visualization of hell, and sexuality taking a part in the manipulation of Eve’s cause to fall into temptation. Stephen B. Dobranski is an English professor at Georgia State University. He obtained his Ph.D. in the University of Texas. Dobranski is specialized in John Milton, Renaissance Studies, and textual studies. Dobranski has published and edited multiple books and articles, which includes, but is not limited to, “Pondering Satan 's Shield in Milton 's Paradise Lost”.…

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