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While John Milton's "Paradise Lost" is the story of Adam and Eve based on the bible, it is also a story based on human drama. It is a story about our sense of identity and the struggle to be something more than what we are. It is also a story about our relationships with others and how other people can influence us to take actions that are not right. By analyzing the poem, this paper explains that these aspects make "Paradise Lost" a work that has significance for the modern reader. The paper shows that the setting may be far removed from reality, but the human drama remains one everyone can relate to.
From the Paper:"The fact that Eve almost has the power to make Satan good is a clear sign of the power she has. Yet despite this power, Eve sees her beauty as a tool to gain what she does not have. This can be seen as another message about the importance of accepting who we are and focusing on our good qualities and not our faults. It is relevant that Eve has the power to effect Satan in this way, without even trying, since at the points Satan makes these statements, Eve is not even aware he is there. This leads to the consideration of what effect Eve may have had on Satan had she chosen to use her charms on him. It is possible to assume that Eve could have made Satan good. This is a clear message about recognizing what individual qualities we have, instead of using those qualities to achieve self-centered needs."
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