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  • Satan Lusts For Sex
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    Paradise Lost: Milton's Approach To Lust, Sex, and Violence There is no reason to apply modern theories to Milton if we do not care whether Milton remains alive. However, if we wish him to be more than a historical artifact, we must do more than just study him against the background of his time. We must reinterpret him in light of the germane thought of our own age. -James Driscoll The Unfolding God Of Jung and Milton Images and allusions to sex and death are intermingled throughout John Milton'...
  • Contrasts Of Satan And The Son
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    Satan and Jesus in Paradise Lost The subject, the drama, and the importance of Paradise Lost is grand. The epic represents what can be accomplished with the English language as sounds and syntax are carefully crafted. But the work is not shallow, because Milton argues forcefully the wisdom and justice of God Almighty for His dealings with mankind. In the words of Samuel Johnson, Milton attempts to show 'the reasonableness of religion. ' No doubt, Ezra Pound represents the most vocal of the anti-...
  • Image Of Hell In Paradise Lost A
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    Thesis: In Paradise Lost, Milton creates a Hell that is easily imagined through his use of concrete images, powerful diction, and serious tone. I. Paradise Lost is a great epic A. "John Milton. a dedicated figure, in the seventeenth-century English literature" (Diaches 390). B. Paradise Lost is considered to be "a triumph beyond which, in its own kind, the force of English poetry could no farther go" (Hopkins 153). C. In Paradise Lost, Milton creates a Hell that is easily imagined through his us...
  • California As A Paradise
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    Where Connotations Serve to Clarify Jul an Maras, a Spanish philosopher proves to be no exception to the numerous writers attempting to describe Californias effect on both visitors and residents alike almost predictably invoking the idea of paradise in their evaluation. He confirms California as a paradise while at the same time exploring the reflective meaning of paradise itself in human consciousness. Maras considers California to be a vision of paradise in respect to his diverse interpretatio...
  • Milton's Paradise Lost
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    Paradise Lost: An Epic Poem By analyzing John Milton's Paradise Lost, it is plain to see it is a fine example of epic poetry. For the most part, John Milton follows the three main guidelines that construct an epic poem. By beginning in a formal way, having supernatural warfare, and engaging a character in a dark voyage, John Milton clearly uses classical epic characteristics. In traditional epic poetry, the poet asks a muse to speak through him. In the very beginning, Milton invokes a muse to in...
  • John Milton
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    Renaissance period and John Milton. John Milton was an outstanding poet who wrote sonnets such as 'On Shakespeare' and 'On His Blindness. ' He also wrote poems such as 'Comus' and 'Lycidas. ' Milton is most known however, for the epics that he wrote. Some of his major epics included 'Samson Agonistes' and 'Paradise Regained. ' His most famous work is the epic 'Paradise Lost. ' Milton was inspired in much of his work by the Bible. He felt that the Bible alone contained everything people needed to...
  • Epic Poems
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    Epic Works Epics by definition are long narrative poems, that are grand in both theme and style (Webster 417). They usually involve actions of great glory and are typically centered around historical or legendary events of universal significance. Most epics deal with the deeds of a single individual, however, it is not uncommon to have more than one main character. Epics embody several main features including: supernatural forces, sometimes the deity of the time, that shape the action; battles o...
  • Crime Of Fate In Paradise Lost
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    A Crime of Fate In Paradise Lost, Adam and Eve commit the first sin, and from this point on, all other sins are mere copies of this. Alexander Pope uses this to his benefit when he depicts the crime in The Rape of the Lock. By alluding to Milton's work, Pope is able to comically refer to the cutting of a lock of hair as a tragic and epic event. In doing this, he paradoxically assumes that the crime is not one of personal fault, but one fated to happen by God, just as in Paradise Lost. ' What dir...
  • Use Of Classical Models
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    The Renaissance period is a rebirth of the cultured and artistic sprite of the classical era. It began in Italy in the 14th century, but did not come the England till the 19th century. John Donne and John Milton were two great Renaissance poets who incorporated many of the characteristics of the Renaissance into their Poetry. While Donne's A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning displays a central characteristic, a use of conceits; Milton's Paradise Lost has more characteristics of the Renaissance be...
  • Monkey King And Song Jiang
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    An Essay on Three Rebellious Figures -- -Satan in Paradise Lost, The Monkey King and Song Jiang. I Introduction Paradise Lost, the greatest epic in English literature history, was composed by John Milton in the year 1665, after seven years labor in the darkness. With great difficulty he found a publisher. Its success was immediate, though, like all his works, it met with venomous criticism. Milton was persecuted by the defenders of the throne after the Restoration because he was a faithful advoc...
  • Satan In Paradise Lost
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    a. John Milton's Paradise Lost contains many instances of ironic parodies between Heaven and Hell, as well as God and Satan. While Hell is seen as the antithesis of Heaven, it is also the counterfeit embodiment of all the perfect values, which Heaven represents. It is the falsely constructed "other" of an authentic Heaven and consists of similar structures and elements that superficially resemble Heaven. God is the supreme ruler of Heaven, the omnipotent and omniscient God who sees and knows all...
  • Satan's Relation To The Monster's Rejection
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    From the first look at the Frankenstein's creation, you could see a complex relationship between Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to John Milton's "Paradise Lost". Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein, was the reaction to reading the poem. And she used allusions to Paradise Lost in Frankenstein to help illuminate many central ideas of the work. Victor's creature, born innocent, tried to fit in the world that he was put into. But the constant rejection and isolation from the very beings that he longed t...
  • Milton Attempts
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    Milton uses numerous literary devices in his attempt to describe the apparantly un describable in Paradise Lost. The beginning of Paradise Lost is similar in gravity and seriousness to the book from which Milton takes much of his story: the Book of Genesis, the first book of the Bible. This can be construed by the reader to be almost a statement of intent from Milton, who it appears is likening Paradise Lost to the Holy Bible. He seemingly seeks to elevate himself above other epics as he attempt...

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