Essay about John Milton 's Paradise Lost

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To be perfectly honest, John Milton’s Paradise Lost was much more appealing than the the first book of the Bible.

The way Milton writes about Satan, in an angelic way though shrouded in darkness, makes him seem a little more human and a lot less scary. The Bible shows him as being beastly and deceitful and in no way relatable. Milton’s use of sympathy in the way he portrays the devil is simply magnificent. Near the beginning of Book 9, Satan decides to become a serpent to execute his evil plan against the first humans: Adam and Eve. Before that, though, he bursts out in complaint, saying the earth is really beautiful, "With what delight could I have walked thee round," (Milton 2094, line 114) he exclaims. It turns out, though, that Satan really can 't enjoy it; the whole thing just makes him mad. He 's not hoping to become happy because of what he 's doing; he just wants to make others as miserable as he is. This alone hits home with a number of people who are going through physical and/or psychological pain. Misery loves company, as the old saying goes; and it’s really no big surprise either. As stated in an article published by, while happier people can sometimes help balance this out, a miserable person is a force to be reckoned with, and one that if unwatched, will attempt to bring you down as well (FEELguide).

Enough talk about Satan, now it is time to move on to the first humans: Adam and Eve. This is the part where the feminazis of the world start…

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