Milton's "Paradise Lost" Analytical Essay by RightRiters

Milton's "Paradise Lost"
This paper discusses Milton's classic epic poem, "Paradise Lost," from the standpoint of the nature of evil.
# 23449 | 865 words | 1 source | 2002 | US
Published on Jan 24, 2003 in Literature (English) , Literature (Poetry) , English (Analysis)

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The paper describes from Milton's "Paradise Lost," Satan in the Garden of Eden. The author states that because of Milton's characterization of Satan, we can understand both how he tricked Eve and why Adam forgave her. The author believes that Milton is showing us that evil does not just happen to us, we are active participants when we are seduced by evil.

From the Paper:

"Milton use Creation's story of the Garden of Eden as a backdrop for a more complete version. In the Bible, God tells Adam and Eve they can eat anything except from the "fruit of the Tree of Good and Evil." In Milton's version of the story, Satan intends to use God's greatest creation to punish Him for kicking Satan out of Hell. Moreover, Satan wants God to know that He has not completely trapped Satan and that Satan can leave Hell and corrupt His human beings."

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