Eve In Separation In Paradise Lost By John Milton
November 21, 2014
Benet, Diana Trevino. "'No Outward Aid Require': A Note On Eve In Separation." Anq 2.3 (1989): 90. Literary Reference Center. Web. 3 Nov. 2014.
This article focused on the separation and disputation of Adam and Eve to spiritual trial in Paradise Lost by John Milton. Benet suggested two points: “in the trails preceding Eve’s, Milton emphasizes the irrelevance to their outcome of physical separation from the faithful community; and, in Heaven and the unfallen world, disputation is a positive expression of the freedom of the will,” (91). Adam and Eve disputation and separation distinguishes them as two different people who are of two minds. The author stated that some readers assume that Adam views are correct because he has a higher status, and some readers believe Eve is disobedient, defiant, infantile, or predisposed to sin because she was in disputation in itself (92). Some readers believe Eve is only perfect when she say that she will obey because that means she thinks like Adam, and when they do not think alike, readers believe that Adam should order or persuade Eve to change her mind which means that makes two …show more content…
Milton was a secretary for foreign languages in Cromwell’s government and composed official statements defending the Commonwealth. Milton steadily lost his eyesight and went completely blind by 1657, and Andrew Marvell, along with other assistants, aid Milton while he continued his duties. In 1660, the Restoration of Charles II, Milton was arrested for defending the commonwealth. After his arrest, he lived his life in seclusion in the country where he completed Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, along with other work. Milton passed away on November 8, 1674 in Buckinghamshire,