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    Paradise Lost Narrator

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    Book One of John Milton’s epic Paradise Lost hones in on the story of one very familiar main character: Satan. After Milton’s brief explanation of how and for whom he is writing the poem, Satan appears with a distraught Beelzebub after they and several others were sent to “bottomless perdition” (47). Satan is remarkably calm in regards to what has occurred and aims to rise up against God, seeking to create as much evil as he can in the world in order to defy God and God’s goodness. Throughout the whole first book, one hears of Satan’s goals and ambitions, his leadership qualities, and his sheer optimism. One hears no direct dialogue from God or, other than Beelzebub, from any of the other characters in the text. This can leave many readers with a startling question; is Satan the protagonist in Paradise Lost? Does Milton have a specific motive for giving Satan a voice, and what does this say about the religious connotations in the text? A standard definition of the term “protagonist” is “the leading character or one of the major characters in a drama, movie, novel, or other fictional text.” It,…

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    someone that he has a “personal beelzebub” who has taken his toes. Due to this, George reveals several goals all related to his toe taking beelzebub. George wants to get his toes back while not losing anymore to his personal beelzebub. In addition, he’d like to take away some of his personal beelzebub’s toes. To begin, George starts out by informing us that he has a arch nemesis. He says “My Diablo. My personal Beelzebub…...He’s a good one. He’s a damn good one. He got my toe last week. That is…

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    Satan and Beelzebub play the leading roles in launching war against God and embody the universal subject of free will. Yet, although these two characters embody a common subject, they signify two opposing perspectives within the subject itself. Satan on the continuity of warring against God continuously believes in his superiority and bravery; his hatred and vengeance motivate Satan to dispute God 's authority. Whereas, Beelzebub slightly differs from Satan’s narcissistic ambitions and proves…

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    Lord of the flies by William Golding is a novel depicting the savage nature of a group of boys stranded on an island. The boys begin innocently enough, but are soon corrupted by “mankind’s essential illness” (Golding 69). The novel makes many biblical references including: Beelzebub, Jesus and the seven deadly sins that are used to convey a message about this illness. It was the sins represented in each character, the boy’s loss of innocence, and the failing of Jesus caused the illness to infect…

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    The purpose of the Porter’s scene is to provide comic relief because the play is at such a high level of intensity after King Duncan is killed that the this scene is placed to lower the level of intensity so that when Duncan’s body is discovered it will raise levels of intensity again. The Porter gives rise to a metaphor in the act, relating Macbeth’s castle to the gates of hell. He refers to satanic images and Beelzebub, which is the Devil, and the porter refers to himself as the gatekeeper.…

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    The novel is thus an allegory or a fable intended to convey Golding’s view that evil is a powerful instinct in human beings and needs only a favourable environment to grow and flourish and to attain formidable proportions. In the novel, evil seems to have triumphed over good, but Golding has himself expressed the view that the novel does not depict the triumph of evil over good, but good rescued from the clutches of evil. The rescue comes, of course, in the shape of naval officer at the end.…

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    After being exiled from Heaven, Satan suddenly awakens in Hell, chained near the lake of fire. He finds Beelzebub next to him and begins a discussion about their fate and new path for himself and his followers. Satan and Beelzebub escape from the lake of fire and praise themselves about it. Then the monologue of Satan begins. The verses of 242 to 263 emphasize the theme of hierarchy and order in the universe and Satan’s disobedience and revolt against it. The passage can be divided into three…

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    realized that Simon is the Christ figure. Based on Simon’s name and nature, how he behaves towards the other boys, and what happens when he dies, it is clear that Simon is the Christ figure in this book. To begin with, Simon’s name and his nature are both very notable ways of showing readers that he is the Christ figure. Simon’s name alone is a massive giveaway that he is a Christ figure. The name Simon also happens to be one of the twelve apostles in the bible, which is ironic. Also, Simon is…

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    Lucifer, the prince of dawn, and holder of light. He was an archangel and walked amongst the stones of fire, the thrones of god. Lucifer led a rebellion against God, he thought he was more beautiful than God, so he desired to be worshiped as God. 1/3rd of angels in heaven followed Lucifer's rebellion, then God cast out Lucifer, he fell like lightning from heaven. This ended the preadamic race. God judged the preadamic world by catastrophic effects, this killed every living thing. God came down…

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    of the boys, Ralph and Piggy, find a conch and use it to gather the other children in an attempt to form order. The elect Ralph as the leader and they work together as a civilization, at least at first. Unfortunately, some of the elected hunters would rather have fun, hunt, and play savage. This leads to a feud between the boys. Eventually, Jack, the leader of the hunters convinces the majority of the boys that fun is more important than rescue. Ralph and Piggy try to talk reason to the other…

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