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    Perhaps one of the most infamous quotes regarding John Milton’s Paradise Lost is that given by William Blake stating that Milton was of the devil’s party without knowing it. To specify, Satan’s character in Paradise Lost does indeed present itself as a persona with whom the reader is able to sympathise almost immediately from the beginning of the poem. Especially in Books I and II, as we are introduced to an ambitious character who overcomes his own weaknesses in order to accomplish his purposes…

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    performing his misdeeds beseeches his 'God ' that "I ought to be thy Adam" but instead he is the "fallen angel" who is cast away for not adhering to the rules of society and rebelling against his creator. This reminds one of the 17th century poem by John Milton where Lucifer who was created by God is banished from heaven because he disobeys God and refuse to bow down to his commands. Lucifer as well as the wretch are a culmination of their creator 's imagination. God created Lucifer and…

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    are different or unknown. And what is one emotion that caused the most fear? Love. Love makes us do some crazy things. Strangely, love feeds into fear which consequently feeds into revenge and anger (From Hate to love). Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, John Milton’s Paradise Lost, and T.S Eliot’s The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock are outstanding examples of both love and revenge. Revenge is the most prominent theme in Shelley’s Frankenstein. This is one of the main emotions shared by both Victor…

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    blame the women and let the men be. Things use to be that men were the reason behind bad outcomes. The roles have switched without any evidence of why. Two works that portray this thought really well are Othello by Shakespeare and Paradise Lost by John Milton. Both works have women who are blamed for the outcomes that happen. Whether they are rightly or wrongly accused they are still accused. This happens a lot in society today. It’s like men can’t do any wrong and that things will always be…

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    Authority In Paradise Lost

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    When an angel opposes the power and might of God, the almighty deity inevitably banishes him from the realm of Heaven and leaves him to rule over nothing more than a wasteland. In John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost, such is the case of Satan, a former subject of the Lord fallen from his grace. God banishes the angel to Hell, where Satan, left to ponder the quality of his newfound life, slowly accepts his fate and addresses the presumed advantage of being free from the clutches of God, whose…

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    Accepting Criticism: An Act of Enclosing Poetry In her poem "Exclosure" Amanda Jernigan articulates how poetry is a passionate, yet terrifying form of expression. Through the writing process, a poem will take on a life of its own as every time that it is read, new ideas and interpretations are developed. This to a writer can be an alarming concept to grasp. Out of fear an author keeps their work to themselves since they lack the certainty of how it will be received by the world. Jernigans 's…

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    desolation:” (Page 1) On just the first page of the novel there is already an allusion to Paradise Lost and there is plenty more to come. Some might say that this is an allusion to Prometheus due to the cold weather, but they would be mistaken. In John Milton 's Paradise Lost, hell is described as being a freezing cold environment similar to Robert’s situation on the boat being in a freezing cold environment. The journey is so cold that “when no exercise prevents the blood from actually freezing…

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    In John Milton’s Paradise Lost, Satan makes a number of observations, one being, “The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.” This suggests that each individual has the power to change their mindset on a situation, which can be translated to the present in an overwhelming amount of ways. At one point or another, nearly everybody has been told less is more. Of course, many people associate this with how much dressing they put on their salad or something…

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    and focuses on the creature in order to teach the reader that things are not always what they seem. The creature that Victor creates can be compared to two characters within John Milton’s epic poem, Paradise Lost. Milton’s Paradise Lost is about the Fall of Man, but specifically focuses on Satan as a fallen angel. Milton describes how Satan was created as a beautiful angel, perfect and stunning, but he was too proud.…

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    Throughout history, John Milton’s Paradise Lost has been viewed as a controversial poem for several reasons. Whether it is Milton’s portrayal of Satan, as a semi-hero, with mainly heroic characteristics, or Milton’s God in Paradise Lost, one can see that the writer challenged conventional roles of his time. Less apparent is Milton’s progressive viewpoint on women in the poem. Although Milton cannot be classified as a feminist writer, Eve’s portrayal is highly liberal for the seventeenth century.…

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