"Paradise Lost" by John Milton Analytical Essay by The Research Group

"Paradise Lost" by John Milton
This paper aruges that the true hero of "Paradise Lost" by John Milton is Satan rather than God, as evidenced in action, characterization, themes, relationships and the overall message.
# 21552 | 4,275 words | 9 sources | 1994 | US
Published on Mar 02, 2003 in Literature (English) , Literature (Poetry) , English (Analysis)

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"The purpose of this research is to examine "Paradise Lost" by John Milton. The plan of the research will be to explore the thesis that Milton's concept of Satan is superior to his concept of God, which is to say that Satan becomes the true hero of Paradise Lost, instead of God, God's son, or Adam and Eve. How the plan of the work makes this clear will proceed from a setting-forth of the general pattern of ideas in the work, and the means by which Milton makes these ideas emerge in the work.

To develop the thesis that Satan is the true hero of Paradise Lost, it is useful to examine the principal line of action of the poem, which is in epic format and divided into twelve books. The first notable fact is that the action of the story moves almost exclusively for the reason that Satan, also called Lucifer, is the prime mover of action, either the ... "

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