Quintessential Hero In Paradise Lost

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John Milton’s Paradise Lost featured a misinterpretation of hierarchy in the monarchy. Milton condemned King Charles I for following the “Divine Right of Kings” doctrine, stating that monarchy is subject to no earthly authority directly of the authority of God; in other words, God chooses a king. However, Milton disagreed, arguing that the king is a servant to God in order to bond communities together. He connected this theory with fall of Satan, who criticized God’s hierarchy as unfair. Consequently, God sent Satan Hell; in addition, Satan refused to repent, objectively breaking the unity between God and humans. In addition, he tempted Adam and Eve in order to take away the Paradise he already had lost. In contrast, Joel and Ethan Cohen’s No Country for Old Men discussed with the domino effect of men’s action and fate. The movie questioned its viewers about men’s choices; Anton followed a moral code to determine humans’ fate while Llewellyn Moss makes decision, leading him to perish. Relationally, these two mediums contrast the motives between the …show more content…
For Anton, he avoids other people’s opinions to dictate his objective. If he had avoided killing people without a coin toss, his motives would be based on free choice. It goes with Satan as well; if Satan had not persevered to separate men from God and to steal their paradise, then Satan would have not followed his objective journey. However, Carla Moss counteract Anton’s moral. She argued that the coin Anton had does not determine fate of men; it’s Anton’s own choice to kill others (Carla Moss). In addition, the Son of God defeated Satan in order to restore the paradise men have lost (I, p. 10, lines 1-6). In summary, Anton may have used fate to determine his morals, but Satan’s choice to rebel was free choice; however, they both followed their immutable missions throughout their

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