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    An Author’s writings reflects his beliefs. One of the many examples of this is Paradise Lost, a poetic representation of the creation and fall of man in the Garden of Eden written by Protestant clergyman, John Milton. It is not a completely accurate portrayal, since many of Milton’s descriptions and theories do not coincide with the Bible. Instead, it is simply a peek into Milton’s imagination of what it might have been like. Paradise Lost, despite being fictional, is heavily based on Milton’s…

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    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…

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    OF MICE AND MEN Pg.1-41 (40 pages) George Milton and Lennie Small, one small but quick-witted and the other big but not bright, have arrived at their new workplace(ranch) and is ready to work and earn money to buy their “dream place.” In the text of the first two chapters, the author portrayed almost all the characters that appeared with great details of appearance, way of speech, and action. On page two, a general idea of the appearance helped me to make inference of the two protagonists,…

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    Paradise Lost Similes

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    In John Milton’s Paradise Lost, epic simile is frequently used to create elaborate and sweeping comparisons that contribute to a character’s development. In Book IX, Milton compares Eve to a list of goddesses by writing “To Pales, or Pomona, thus adorned / Likest she seemed Pomona when she fled / Vertumnus, or to Ceres in her prime / Yet virgin of Proserpina from Jove” (393-6). This comparison constitutes as a epic simile because it spans multiple lines and goes into great detail. One thing that…

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    Paradise Lost by John Milton makes God appear unjust from Satan’s viewpoint. Satan’s grand speeches in books I & II give the reader a sense that Milton is attempting to make Satan the hero. However, Milton later reveals Satan’s exaggerative and untruthful ways indicating he is actually the enemy. Thus, through the character development of Satan and the manner of a true Promethean / Romantic hero, Adam is the true hero of Paradise Lost. Since the reader doesn’t know of Satan’s deceptive ways in…

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    religion on John Milton 's "Paradise Lost" All that Milton has written over half a century pales next to his masterpiece "Paradise Lost." While still a student, the poet decided to create an epic work that would bring fame to England and its literature. Initially, he intended to make the epic of the legendary King Arthur. However, at a time of fierce struggle against the monarchy, his project was impossible to be implemented. The plot of "Paradise Lost" has been taken from the Bible. Milton…

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    bitter tastes fill the mouth while rotting flesh pervades the air and cries of souls in agony pierce the ears. Arguably one of the most famous and descriptive depictions of Hell comes from John Milton’s Paradise Lost. Hell is described as a dungeon of utter darkness filled with “endless misery” (Milton 414). Milton emphasizes this lack of…

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    devil is portrayed as a fallen angel who had wronged the Heavenly father but “ disguises himself as an angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11:14). In Paradise Lost by John Milton, Milton decides to introduce the idea of Satan as a hero who cares for us in his heart and acts as a slick politician whom we firmly believe in. In doing so, Milton opened up his writing to be intensely criticized and speculated. In Paradise Lost and the politics of the corporation, Liam D. Haydon discusses the effects of…

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    Epic Hero In Paradise Lost

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    Can the devil be an epic hero? In John Milton's Paradise Lost- the great epic from the English Renaissance, this topic was discussed time and again. Numbers of scholars believe that Paradise lost should be one of the most outstanding products of the Renaissance, especially when talking about the question can the devil be an epic hero? Satan's speech allows us to view him as a heroic character, one who will not accept defeat. Milton's presentation of Satan is intriguing and it can be argued that…

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    shapes Adam and Eve and their different roles when focusing on gender identities. Milton uses Adam and Eve’s disobedience to further illustrate why Satan was rebellious and to educate why Jesus’ resurrection was important. Throughout the poem, two moral paths come from disobedience. One being, redemption of Adam and Eve and the other, increasing sin and degradation by Satan. In Milton’s epic poem, Paradise Lost, Milton represents love and gender identities. He uses the gender identities of Adam…

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