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    In William Wordsworth’s “London, 1802,” the poet John Milton metonymically symbolizes the artistic excellence and revolutionary vigor the speaker believes England has lost. However, the speaker also appeals to Milton for moral guidance, correlating England’s political and cultural stagnation to a forgotten moral foundation. While the speaker employs parallelism and a wide variety of poetic devices to demonstrate this causality, his conspicuous and incessant use of the colon and semicolon…

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    In his poem “London, 1802,” William Wordsworth calls to John Milton, who wrote famous essay against censorship in England advocated the principles of liberty and public virtue, to change England’s character for the better. In “Douglass,” Paul Laurence Dunbar cries to Frederick Douglass, a former slave who was a leader in the abolitionist cause, to bring African Americans social equality and justice. Wordsworth and Dunbar call to these important figures of the past for guidance in their current…

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    To obey or not to obey Living in the 17th century England, a period when new capitalism and imperialism was first introduced, weakening the position of religion, especially that of Christianity, John Milton was concerned about people losing their faith and free will to exercise their religious believes. Free will, according to the dictionary, is the ability to make choices that are not controlled by fate or God. Milton’s epic poems, Paradise Lost and Samson Agonistes, argue that God gave human…

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    appeared in the 17th century by the author John Milton. This epic poem mostly occurred during the beginning of time introducing God, Satan, Adam and Eve. Although Milton’s intention was to educate Christians on God’s reasoning, readers were opposed of the poem. Unlike traditional ways that most people were taught, this poem was an eye opener. Most people were offended and also calling Milton a Satanist. Others on the other hand took insight on what Milton was trying to deliver to the general…

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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…

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    Paradise Lost is an epic poem in blank verse by the 17th-century English poet John Milton which tells the story of the fall of man as written in the first chapters of Genesis. Milton uses the poem to clarify what he thinks are part of the story in the first three chapters of Genesis. The Bible gives short accounts of the creation, the birth of man and woman, the temptation and the fall of man but Milton tells the story from his own perspective to add to the Biblical version. Satan is an…

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    of their civilizations. However, both Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and John Milton’s Paradise Lost discuss the dangers of knowledge. In Paradise Lost, fruit from the Tree of Knowledge causes the fall of man and introduces humanity to sin. In Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein’s thirst for knowledge leads to the creation of a monster and causes great despair for him and his entire family. However, even though both Shelley and Milton present their audiences with the dangers of knowledge, they do…

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    Gothic literature is really all about intense emotion and the confusion between good and evil. Powerful emotion is clearly evident in Paradise Lost as there is a constant grasping or pushing and pulling with good and evil, God and Satan. The way John Milton wrote the text it would seem as though his intent is to confuse the audience as far as who is the hero and the villain. Throughout the novel, we get various passages that would seem to be indicative of Satan’s jealousy. The first instance…

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    man, and all of the beneficial consequences that subsequently arose from this knowledge. Frankenstein draws from Prometheus to develop the topic of god-like knowledge, and even originally titling itself as The Modern Prometheus. On the other hand, Milton designs fire in Paradise Lost as the incarnation of wrath and pain. However, even though the fire of Frankenstein remains heavily symbolic, Promethean in nature and seemingly unlike the fire of Paradise Lost, it possesses similarities that lack…

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    "With the Prince of Hell Milton reverses the functions and correspndingly the characteristicts, stressing thoseappropriate to an epic antagonist and underplaying though incorporating those of an example of evil." (Kaston 58) Kaston is saying in the poem Milton totally reverses the beliefs which have always been associated with Satan. Everyone has always portrayed Satan as evil and as the villain of everything. But Milton has used him as a hero who was doing something in which…

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