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    Medieval Vs Renaissance

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    The Middle Ages also more commonly known as the Dark Age was a period in time that lasted for a thousand years starting sometime the fifth and officially ending all the way in the fifteenth century. This period in time is mostly characterized in modern day by subjects such as the black plague, the hundred years war, tales of brave knights, rigid class systems and heavy religious influences. As the fourteenth century came about there began to be a gradual transition into what would be known as…

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    ambitious works in literary history, John Milton uses the retelling of the Christian creation story as an allegory for what it means to be truly human. Focalized in this endeavor is man’s movement from inception, through the pursuit of knowledge, to the fulfillment and execution of free will. While Christian ideology (in other words, popular ideology) bases itself in the belief of Adam and Eve’s fall acting as man’s first sin and initial disobedience to God, Milton contorts this famous myth to…

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    Annotated Bibliography Acheson, Katherine. “On Authorship, Sexuality and the Psychology of Privation in Milton's ‘Paradise Lost.'" The Johns Hopkins University Press, 67.4 (2000): 905. Web. 13 Nov. 2016. Throughout literature history, sexual relationships have been a major factor that contributes to the overall theme of a story. The author of this article, Acheson, makes it clear that sexuality is obviously a prime element in the tale Paradise Lost. By incorporating sexuality into literature…

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    (Hertz 122). Words from the journal of one Williams Wordsworth’s closest friend, his sister Dorothy; this detail could explain Wordsworth’s admiration of John Milton and why in a time of frustration he would appeal to the spirit of Milton to “return to us again”. In his sonnet London, 1802 Wordsworth calls to his poetic forefather Milton and in his characteristically eloquent manner advocates his concern for “what man has made of man” (Untermeyer 115) in a poem equally a social commentary…

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    John Milton’s epic poem “Paradise Lost” has been enjoyed by readers because of the different point of view in which he depicts Satan. People generally know Satan as the bad guy who opposes God and corrupts mankind, but Milton gave everyone a new perspective in which to look at Satan. Satan shows promise as a protagonist as he commands the world of Hell but also at the same time people still think of him as the embodiment of evil and all bad things. However, as the story progresses the…

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    Feudal and Futile: How the Angels vs. Devils Battle is a Parody of Epic Warfare In John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost, the Biblical account of the fall of man into sin is taken to a new height by Milton’s use of metaphorical storytelling. Using the story of Genesis 3 as a basis, Milton further expounds on the fall of mankind out of God’s graces and into Sin by providing much imagined elaboration and backstory into which he infuses his own moral and spiritual lessons. The battle between God’s…

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    In John Milton’s, “Paradise Lost” there is a display of symbolism that comes across his writing. A great example of symbolism is that of the garden of Eden. In Alexander Popes, “The Rape of the Lock” there is a symbolism of materialistic importance and vanity. While in William Blake’s, “The marriage of Heaven and Hell” the symbolism is that of visions of angels and hell. These authors incorporate their symbolism in a way to send across a message whether it is the background story of Satan, the…

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    perspectives. The seventeenth-century author, John Milton, emerged as a crucial and contemporary innovator of the epic genre with his poem Paradise Lost. Milton’s epic is “preeminently a poem about knowing and choosing—for the Miltonic Bard, for his characters, and for the reader” (Lewalski, 460). Principally, Paradise Lost embodies the subject of free will by exemplifying the opposition and incorporation of morality, discernment, and rigorous judgment; Milton truly prompts the “education of…

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    Although Wordsworth and Dunbar appear to call on their deceased elders, Milton and Douglass respectively, to solve their different woes with society, they instead seek refuge in a plea for living person to solve their modern problems using old wisdom. The speakers in both poems differ in regards to the reason behind their motivation to call their late role models. In the poem “London, 1802,” William Wordsworth agonizes over the idea that morals and creativity in England have deteriorated.…

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    Satan, who is seen throughout the epic as the main antagonist of John Milton’s, “Paradise Lost,”because of his nagging attempts of deception in the Garden which are successful more times than not. Satan’s use of disguise is brilliant by captivating Eve’s Curiosity through his knowledge of Eve’s ignorance. Satan also deceives Eve by constantly lying and making Eve conclude that eating from the Tree of Knowledge will deliver her full knowledge of good and evil and her senses. Through Satan’s…

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